FIFA must lead by example

It’s been a difficult fortnight for FIFA. With allegations, counter-allegations, hidden tapes and denials surrounding the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the much-maligned governing body is under increasing pressure to get their affairs in order. The debate over vote-selling, swapping or whatever the corrupt heads of federation are agreeing to so … Continue reading

Madrid machine cranking up the gears

Things are starting to look up for Real Madrid. It wasn’t long ago that the club were drawing blanks with la Liga’s lesser lights, Cristiano Ronaldo was the most wasteful player in the division and whistles and jeers greeted the last blow of the referee’s whistle. But in the space of 180 minutes Jose Mourinho’s … Continue reading

The Madness of Massimo Moratti

Football club owners are mad. Everybody knows that. From expensive tropical fish in reception to offering mediocre players almost twice what they had hoped for during negotiations, they’re all barking. Well, those two examples were just Peter Ridsdale, but they are mad, and you know it. Simon Jordan, for instance, has come out with so … Continue reading