Tag: Football

Controversial new football rules aim to end dubious penalty decisions

Controversial new football rules end dubious penalty awards

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”

Chelsea’s use of Theresa May as goal keeping coach, spectacularly back-fires in The League Cup Final

Kapa is kaput

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”

Hakeem Al-Araibi cleared of Ripper Slayings after officers spend 3 weeks, expenses paid, in Thailand

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”

EFL make it illegal to look at footballers prancing about, whilst wearing a trackie

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”

After Chelsea’s 6-0 drubbing some football pundiots ask; What is going wrong with Sarri Ball?

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?”

FA launch an investigation into T’spygate after a man from Leeds United looked at a fence

The FA have announced an investigation into the World’s Worst Spy, found outside Derby County’s training ground looking at a fence and revealed to be a member of Leeds United staff.

This action potentially contravenes FA rule 4643-B, “No club shall force staff to watch a Frank Lampard training session.”, as well as rule 4115-C, “No manager shall try to cover up morally dubious actions by admitting them on national TV, or BT Sport.”. Continue reading “FA launch an investigation into T’spygate after a man from Leeds United looked at a fence”

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