by Paul Gardner on Aug 31, 2:09 AM
So the Red Bulls got away with one against Chicago last week -- their use of a ploy to catch the Chicago defenders off guard, led directly to Ronald Zubar's goal that tied the game at 2-2.
by Paul Gardner on Aug 25, 5:37 PM
It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?
by Paul Gardner on Aug 17, 8:11 PM
The usual tripe from the TV commentators this past weekend: "The more they can get the ball, the more they can create." Or how about "Both teams want to win"? There was plenty more such pathetic stuff -- but of course, you listen to a lot of it as you want to get some insight as to what's going on.
by Paul Gardner on Aug 9, 12:24 PM
OK then. The aim of metrics in soccer is to improve player performance. After that, the problems begin.
by Paul Gardner on Aug 8, 12:06 PM
Now here's a nice example of the extravagances, the exaggerations the deceptions, and, yes, the downright silliness that are inescapably linked to the methods of the marketeers.