VAR. Just… just VAR.

One of the main talking points for the last couple weeks in football has been Video Assistant Referee (VAR). It of course gave Manchester United the penalty from which they scored to complete their turnaround against Paris Saint Germain, Victor Lindelof having a red card overturned into a yellow, and then of course the lack… Continue reading VAR. Just… just VAR.

“Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

One thing that Chelsea and all the usual top 6 clubs get criticised for is not affording younger players from their respective academies opportunities in the first team. It's all very well rotating the side of the early rounds of the League Cup, where if you get knocked out, no one is really that disappointed.… Continue reading “Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

What will Chelsea need to do to compete next season?

After the sweeping league success of the 2016-17 season, Chelsea have suffered a championship hangover this time around. Out of the Champions League in the First Knockout Round, losing to Arsenal in the semi finals of the League Cup, nowhere near challenging Manchester City to retain their title, not even looking like they'll get a… Continue reading What will Chelsea need to do to compete next season?

Is there any point to International Friendlies?

Apart from a tournament every other year there is very little to get excited about in international football. Even the qualifiers for the World Cup and the European Championships are not very interesting games to watch from an England point of view because they never have very tough opposition. They're always playing San Marino and… Continue reading Is there any point to International Friendlies?