VOSTENG – Alban Ivanov on the amateur football – Marrakech du rire

I too, should have been a professional footballer, but I had a problem … I was awful at it real shitty I used to play 8th district league It’s the lowest league in football, bellow that there’s Handball You kick off you shoes and get lost We had all kinds of team The blind of […]

Why Did Arsenal Sack their Head of Youth Scouting?

The sacking of Steven Morrow and several of his staff was the first sign of Edu, Arsenal’s technical director, examining the structures at the club and acting with real authority. Relations had not been ideal between Morrow and Per Mertesacker, head of the academy. In an ideal world, the decision makers responsible for scouting, recruitment […]

Should We Get Rid of Throw-Ins in Football?

In December 2009 Arsene Wenger suggested scrapping throw-ins. The Frenchman argued that implementing ‘kick-ins’ to restart play would significantly speed up the game. Wenger was not a reliable witness. The previous month his Arsenal side lost 2-1 at Stoke City with both Potters’ goals coming from Rory Delap’s trademark long throw. That season it yielded […]

Are Corner Kicks Becoming Irrelevant in Football?

Corner kicks are always greeted with a thunderous roar. They bring hope, however hopeless they actually prove to be. Statistically, corners are football’s least effective set-piece and are in a worrying state of decline. Since 2000, across Europe’s big-five leagues, they have led to a goal just 3.3 percent of the time. 4 in 10 […]