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Football’s VAR: The Story So Far

7 months ago / 0 comments

The use of the new replay technology in UK football has divided fans, players and pundits alike. On the 8th January, Brighton’s FA cup tie with Crystal Palace marked the first use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) within UK competitive football. Already introduced into high calibre leagues including the … Read More

Was Eniola Aluko given hush-money?

1 year ago / 0 comments

In early 2016, the FA’s Director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth, asked England women’s striker Eniola Aluko to contribute to a cultural review of all England teams. The result was an eight-page submission that comprised a “non-exhaustive” list of seven specific instances amounting to the “basis of a culture of … Read More

Sport | Between the Lines – Four more years of boring Roy Hodgson

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last Friday, the FA announced that the England team will continue to be coached by Roy Hodgson until at least 2016, regardless of how embarrassing the side are in Brazil this summer. Wow. Now BTL is not suggesting that Hodgson is the reason that England have almost zero chance of success in this … Read More

Perspective Needed for Moral Hazards

6 years ago / 0 comments

Chris Dietz Eden Hazard Incident 1/02/2013   Last week South Wales police dropped their investigation into the incident which saw Chelsea winger Eden Hazard kicking out at a Swansea City ball boy in reaction to what he perceived to be time wasting. Undeterred, the Football Association have decided to uphold … Read More

Hazardous play in Swansea

6 years ago / 0 comments

28th January 2013 Jack Arscott In this day and age, it is trendy to dismiss the professional footballer as a spoilt prima donna, an over sized child who has no concept of the value of money, let alone how fortunate he is to have so much of it. This idea … Read More

In True Halloween Style, October Was A Scary Month For Football

6 years ago / 0 comments

    A look back at one of the worst months for English football for a couple of seasons as racism is once again at the forefront of the headlines. For fans of English football, November couldn’t have come quick enough. When I woke up on Thursday 1st, despite the green face paint … Read More

Athletes A-Pauled by Post Olympic Cuts

6 years ago / 0 comments

This week Britain’s marathon superstar Paula Radcliffe had her national lottery funding cut. The 38 year old confessed that with her ongoing decline in performance she was unsurprised by the cut but it is a stark reminder to a post-Olympic Britain that only excellence is enough. This summer Team GB … Read More

Young Lions Involved in Serbian FA-rce

6 years ago / 0 comments

On Wednesday night the England Under 21 football team travelled to Serbia for the second leg of their qualifier for the European Championships in Israel next summer. Holding a 1-0 lead from the first game, England scored in the last minute through substitute Connor Wickham, winning the tie 2-0 on … Read More

An Unfair Penalty for Terry

6 years ago / 0 comments

John Terry’s ban has made an example of the footballer, disproportionately condemning him simply for mercenary gain.