In February 2017, thousands of passionate football fans in the Lebanese capital of Beirut strode towards the Tyre Stadium. In a country marred by political and religious tensions, football is a huge reprieve to the stressful lives of these football fanatics. However, this game they’re attending is no less of a clash of differing ideologies and dissimilar views. On this February day, there were a … Continue reading FOOTBALL IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: THE BEIRUT DERBY
The CONIFA World Football Cup, which took place in London earlier this year, is a football hipster’s dream. Where else could you see Kárpátalja, a team made up of ethnic Hungarians who live in Ukraine, beat Northern Cyprus on penalties in the final at a non-league stadium? It was a pure celebration of football, a chance for unrecognised countries and minorities of the world to … Continue reading THE FOOTBALLING SUCCESS OF MATABELELAND, A TEAM INSPIRED BY BROKEN DREAMS
Is football becoming what it was never supposed to be? Is the sport turning into one for the elite? Are fans losing their voice to the commercial supers? This piece asks the difficult questions about the modern game. Continue reading IS THIS FOOTBALL THE FOOTBALL WE FELL IN LOVE WITH?
Going through the glorious 1960s of Santos as they rose to become Brazil and South America’s most prominent football team. Continue reading THE GLORY YEARS OF THE EXCELLENT SANTOS TEAM OF THE 1960S
Understanding Red Bull’s relationship with football: from failed ventures in São Paulo and Ghana to successes in New York and Leipzig. Continue reading THE ODD COUPLE: GOING THROUGH THE UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RED BULL AND FOOTBALL
Dissecting Jürgen Klopp’s time at Liverpool so far and proving how, despite a lack of silverware, he has been a success on Merseyside.
Continue reading THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN JURGEN KLOPP AND LIVERPOOL: CONSTRUCTING A LEGACY, LEARNING FROM DORTMUND AND MEASURING SUCCESS
Chainat Hornbill FC are just a point above the relegation zone. After almost succeeding in keeping a clean sheet at the home of the Thai League’s second-highest scorers, head coach Dennis Amato stares intensely into the eyes of the journalists seated ahead of him. “When we get a draw against Port and it feels like a defeat, I know we’ve done well” he reflects. “I’m … Continue reading DENNIS AMATO: THE GERMAN COACH MAKING HIS NAME WITH A THAI LEAGUE SURVIVAL CAMPAIGN