• Soccer's way with words -- and the 'performing' of the national anthem
    So George Orwell was right? Words, it seems, are losing their meaning.
  • World Cup 2018 Part 2: The VAR Revolution
    How about VAR -- a revolutionary development in refereeing -- how did that fare? Pretty well, I'd say. As it ought to have done -- I mean, who is going to argue with VAR's basic job?
  • World Cup 2018 Part 1: The French Revolution
    The signs that the 2018 World Cup was not going to be business as usual came early.
  • The set-piece mindset: not a good idea for soccer
    Yikes! Here they come again! The set-piece merchants, the soccer commentators who will keep insisting that our sport is all about "set pieces."
  • VAR totally fails to seize its chance for glory
    If ever there was a tricky soccer situation that was waiting to be solved by VAR, surely it was the problem of goalkeeper movement at penalty kicks.