Have the FA Allowed an Unsavoury Safeguarding Genie Out of The Bottle?

Part 1 : Have the FA ‘Allowed an Unsavoury Safeguarding Genie Out of The Bottle’?

Over recent years the English FA and football in general have quite rightly been placed firmly ‘under the spotlight’ with regards to safeguarding. Yet, whilst it has been reported that steps have been taken towards improving such matters; has enough been done, or is it a matter of just repairing mistakes of the past or…

Football it’s just a game, who gives a #### ? …….. because they don’t care

The title may seem pretty dramatic, if not emotionally incendiary to many football followers and it may also leave people asking who are ‘they’. And after many months (if not years) of frustration with football and many of its participants it has become clear that the vast majority of those involved in football look solely…

The ‘Smokescreen’ of Government Interference in Football

This subject of ‘Government Interference’ in football has been a prominent bugbear of mine for several years now; and as the members of the media, the FA and government persistently regurgitate the excuse that ‘Government Intervention’ is not permitted under FIFA regulations, this in many cases is little more than an excuse for not wanting…

Is The FA (Football Association) Fit for Purpose ? ……… it’s just not that simple.

 Firstly, let me point out that I originally wrote this article back in late 2016, and I think many would admit it was, in the words of Her Majesty, an ‘annus horribilis’ for the FA (not to mention FIFA) with allegations of corruption, child abuse, poor governance, match fixing and even culminating in the departure…

Pest Control – Football Intermediaries (Agents) and Young Players

  As the New Year approaches it is going to be a stressful time as ever for many young footballers and their families. Not only to see whether their club retains them, but as of the 1st January they can expect further stress (often unnecessary) as a plethora of intermediaries (agents) will be courting players…