The Handball Rule (part III)

The Handball Rule (part III)

You been shootin’ yer mouth off, boy. Well I have been moderately outspoken on the current handball rules and suggestions for updates, I admit. So it’s probably about time I put my proposals to the test. Let’s have a look at some example situations – both imaginary...
The Handball Rule (part II)

The Handball Rule (part II)

Reflecting on part 1 of my study of the very rule that makes football football, and outlining THE NEW RULE. I’m not sure FIFA are a million miles away with their assessment of what constitutes a handball, and how offenders should be punished. I think it’s perhaps the...
The Handball Rule (part I)

The Handball Rule (part I)

I wrote most of this article a couple of years ago but never got round to posting it. In July 2018, it seems more relevant than ever. The World Cup’s finished. And the Community Shield, unbelievably, is a mere fortnight away. You’d probably have expected the majority...
Songs of the year

Songs of the year

Without ever considering formalising it, I’ve had a favourite song of the year pretty clearly marked since about 2009. So, as I’ve now been furnished for a full year with Spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist (what I’ve always wanted, really), I thought I’d make a bit...
Burgers on board!

Burgers on board!

One for the Londoners. Something to redress the balance – why should pregnant women get to hog the cool-badge limelight? Perhaps you’re an expectant father. Perhaps you’ve just completed an impressive eating challenge. Perhaps you’re suffering...