What is Soccer’s Business?

August 12, 2012


LUFC
“The business of a soccer club is to produce a winning team. At the end of the day sports are a form of entertainment. Too often, though, actions taken place in the board room or at the negotiating table take away from the entertainment displayed on the field. At times, the aggressiveness and sometimes greediness of clubs leads to failure on the field. Specifically, the mountains of debt some European clubs have amassed in recent years often do more harm than good for a club. Last year, players in La Liga — one of the world’s richest leagues — nearly went on strike when one club failed to pay wages.” Soccer Politics


Liverpool’s 4-3 Thriller Over Newcastle And 9 Other Great Premiership Games

August 12, 2012

“he countdown is in full swing: in just nine days’ time the Barclays Premier League returns to action after its annual summer hiatus and the anticipation is building for what promises to be the most exciting season to date. Manchester City’s stunning title victory in the dying breaths of a rollercoaster 2011/12 season signalled a renaissance for the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest League In The World’, for so long monopolised by Manchester United and a small coterie of clubs whose title wins have peppered a landscape otherwise traditionally swathed in the distinctive red of the Manchester monolith.” Sabotage Times (Video)


Brazil fail to learn defensive lessons

August 12, 2012

“A dream realised, a quest for gold finally successful and a new name added to the roll of honour. We just didn’t expect it to be Mexico. Brazilian football cannot yet call itself all-conquering since the Olympic Games have again caused them pain and with it ravaged their credentials at the 2014 World Cup they will host.” ESPN


Maradona Collage By the Wild Bunch

August 12, 2012

“One of the best resources on the internet, The Wild Bunch website is a part French, part English language site which covers global football with a real retro slant. Featuring downloadable movies and an *huge* amount of great imagery, it’s unlikely you’ll not find something that raises a smile. The latest project for TWB is a hugely impressive collage of photographs featuring one Diego Maradona at various stages in his career. You’ll need to zoom in to get the full effect, but do check it out and make sure you bookmark The Wild Bunch.” In Bed With Maradona