Mourinho Fails in Appeal Against FA Charge

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Jose Mourinho has failed in his FA charge appeal on a £50,000 fine and a one-game stadium ban issued by the Football Association, reports BBC Sport.  The Chelsea boss was given a charge after he said the officials were afraid to award his team a penalty in the home defeat to Southampton, whilst he admitted to another […] READ MORE


Mourinho Misconduct Charge

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José Mourinho’s latest confrontation with officialdom suggests that the Football Association has finally reached the limit of its tolerance with regards Chelsea’s extravagant manager. By calling to account a number of breaches related to behaviour, language and questioning of officials, the FA’s charge of misconduct laid down on Mourinho is not before time. Regardless of […] READ MORE



Can Football Restore Its Reputation?

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With the evolution of technology, football has grown in size and stature. What was once a national game viewed by those only in attendance is now on every television screen, in every household, and on everyone’s lips. Football has (temporarily) stopped a World War, football has given people meaning, and football has given us identity. […] READ MORE


Jonjo Shelvey: The Man To Balance England?

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Jonjo Shelvey made his England debut against San Marino in October 2012 but has been ignored by Roy Hodgson ever since, largely due to the job of midfield creator-in-chief being left down to Jack Wilshere. However, injury has struck one too many times for the Arsenal man and it was finally time for Hodgson to […] READ MORE


Football is a War of Attrition

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Football is a war of attrition, and penalising physicality will damage the game. Over the course of the fourth round of matches in the Premier League, there have been some contentious decisions made by the officials, sparking debate amongst pundits and fans alike. Six red cards were dished out across the ten fixtures played, with […] READ MORE