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The rowdy roots of British football

The Times Online has a review of the book Uppies and Downies: The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain by Hugh Hornby. The book is a fascinating look at Atherstone Ball Game and other ancient contests that still take place in Britain. Hornby’s take on the history of football is that […]

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Premiership Referees Are In A No-Win Situation

I feel sorry for Premiership referees. Never before has their jobs been so scrutinized or have they felt a much pressure as they do now. The issues are compounded by the speed of the game and the advanced skills of some players where they’ve made diving in a penalty an […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]