Rugby Union is undertaking a re-branding exercise in order to address the disparity between the popularity of International Rugby and its’ decline at club level.
Bizarrely, millions of people don’t seem prepared to spend Saturday afternoons, in the cold and the rain, watching a bunch of fat lads chunter about a muddy field. Continue reading “Rugby Union to be renamed ‘Bundle!’”
Controversial new football rules may make dubious penalty decisions a thing of the past. The IFAB (International FA Board) have bought in a rule change which is set to put an end to the endless arguments.
With the change, we may no longer hear anguished football fans cry out “Handball? Come on Ref! Even Stevie Wonder could see that wasn’t a penalty!“. Continue reading “Controversial new football rules aim to end dubious penalty decisions”
Maurizio Sarri, famous for his unusual methods, may have gone a step too far, with the appointment of British Prime Minister, Theresa May as Chelsea’s goal keeping coach.
Having signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record fee, Sarri was keen to develop the mental side of the young keeper’s game.
Continue reading “Chelsea’s use of Theresa May as goal keeping coach, spectacularly back-fires in The League Cup Final”
The professional footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, was due to be extradited to Bahrain from Thailand, to face charges of vandalism. He was alleged to have committed this crime whilst, simultaneously, playing in a televised football match. The charges have now been dropped.
He had further cause to celebrate after The Met Police cleared him of any involvement in the Ripper slayings that occurred in Whitechapel in the late 1880’s. Continue reading “Hakeem Al-Araibi cleared of Ripper Slayings after officers spend 3 weeks, expenses paid, in Thailand”
The EFL has finally announced its sanction for Leeds United on charges that they broke EFL rule 87b – “doing something that isn’t illegal but which could be in other circumstances.” resulting in a £200k fine and a rule change.
Simon Sharpe, speaking on behalf of the EFL, announced the new sanction, “We don’t want to see this happening again, not in our leagues. You can’t have people looking through fences, but it’s not just fences we’re worried about. Our tough new rule prevents people in official club trackies from looking over walls and rummaging through bins for tossed out scraps of tactical analysis.” Continue reading “EFL make it illegal to look at footballers prancing about, whilst wearing a trackie”
Chelsea’s fag-chomping Italian supremo, Maurizio Sarri, has come in for some tough criticism this week after their 6-0 drubbing away to Man City. The mauling has prompted a number of incisive tactical analysis, which have driven at the heart of where things are going wrong with so-called ‘Sarri ball’. Continue reading “After Chelsea’s 6-0 drubbing some football pundiots ask; What is going wrong with Sarri Ball?”