Off The Ball Sport

Gambling issues raised in sport once again as Sturridge is investigated

Despite never having placed a bet in my life, I have an astonishing knowledge of bookie’s advertising campaigns. This is not some odd pass-time that I am admitting to – my ability to quote dozens of adverts stems only from my slightly obsessive watching of football on the television. From Sky Bet’s ‘Request a Bet,’ […]


Barton’s career hangs in the balance after latest bust-up

It would not be unfair to say that British football has more than its fair share of controversial players. For every Sergio Aguero, Britain’s clubs have a host of players better known for their antics than for their footballing ability, but few have achieved quite the notoriety of one Joseph Anthony Barton. After a brief […]