Alongside the much-to-be-regretted rise in the status of goalkeepers, there has been an even more lamentable development in the sport of soccer. To wit: the parallel downplaying of the importance of forwards and goalscorers.
Kasey Keller remains the rare gentleman keeper
Posted by Paul Gardner on Sep. 7, 12:12 a.m.
Turning on my television to watch the Dallas vs. D.C.United game on Saturday, I was immediately surprised -- shocked, even -- to see that Josh Wicks was on the field, the starting goalkeeper for D.C.
Eduardo Ban Betrays Concepts of Justice
Posted by Paul Gardner on Sep. 4, 12:46 a.m.
Back to the courts we go -- not the real courts, not the legal bodies, but these special quasi-legal, pseudo-legal bodies, these disciplinary bodies that the professions set up keep their own members in order.
A shameful story from South Africa
Posted by Paul Gardner on Sep. 1, 1:30 p.m.
I write in shame. My own shame, for a start -- for not being aware of a horrifying soccer story, of a dreadful murder that happened a year ago.