• England: 'We talk about diving all the time ...'
    Reading the English press, listening to the British commentators, it's quite impossible to escape the topic of diving.
  • The lectures that referees give to players: Meaningless? Embarrassing? Childish? Farcical? Probably all of the above
    I have been trying for quite a few years now to persuade referees to let me listen in on what they say to players during a game. Not live, a tape will do nicely.
  • Today's coaches could learn a lot from Ron Newman (1934-2018)
    Ron Newman, without any doubt, was the Bill Veeck, or maybe it was the Casey Stengel - of pro soccer, a mischievous spirit who understood that if soccer was to be popular in the USA,