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…

Allardyce-Gate : Days One and Two

‘The Tip of The Iceberg ?’ Due to how fast this subject has developed over the last 48 hours I have been forced to revise this article numerous times since starting, and now that things have settled just a bit (well at least for the time being) I felt I should at least finish following…

Will The Transfer Window Unexpectedly Slam Shut on Some, When it Comes to Loans

Transfer ‘Fever‘ Strikes as ‘Deadline Day‘ Approaches …. But Not Like Before So that time of the football calendar is almost upon us yet again …… approximately one week away ………. Jim White’s yellow tie, Sky reporters cold, stood outside club training grounds being ambushed by fans with inflatable bananas (if not worse), players interrogated…

Dual Representation and Duality in Football

Dual Representation in Football (pt 2)

  As I wrote in part one of the article, the subject of Dual Representation in Football (‘Duality’) generates quite a lot of debate and difference of opinion amongst those affected by it, with some in favour and some against. It could be said that ‘dual-representation’ (duality) in football can be used as a force…