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Tales Of Euro 2008 Ticket Scalpers

The Guardian’s Barney Ronay wrote an excellent article this week about ticket scalpers at Euro 2008. While in Zurich, I didn’t see one scalper. But the minute I walked off the train in Bern on the day of the Holland against Italy match, there were scalpers everywhere. That day, I […]

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AFC Ajax – The Youth System Every Club Should Aspire to Have

“You need both quality and results. Results without quality is boring; quality without results is meaningless.” – Johan Cruyff Ajax’s fine youth academy is called ‘Die Toekomst’ or ‘The Future’. Founded in 1900, the club plays the so-called ‘Total Football’ approach in a 4-3-3 system invented by the great Dutch manager […]

UEFA Europa League Final: Benfica vs Sevilla: Open Thread

In Turin, Benfica and Sevilla will battle it out today to decide who will be the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League champion. Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US (commentators are listed in parenthesis): Benfica vs Sevilla (Europa League Final), 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Before, during […]

Gambling on the Premiership

Listening to The Guardian’s Football Weekly Podcast, especially contributor Sean Ingle, you’d think that every grown Brit who was a football fan bets on matches week-in, week-out. Obviously that isn’t the case, but how prevalent is betting on matches? Remarkably, I’ve never once bet on a Premier League match. When […]

New Nike Commercial

This is Nike’s newest campaign in which Atlético’s Sergio Agüero and Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola tell kids in a favela to “Leave It All (On The Pitch) Or Leave Football”. [display_podcast]

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