Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
Nick Denys wonders how broadcasters will ever effectively deal with the illegal streaming of games.
Lasana Liburd follows up on the Sunday Times story that FIFA has suspended payments to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. The suspension is based on the inability of the TTFF to account for money that was earmarked for relief in Haiti. No prizes for who is front and centre on this one but his initials are JW.
Steve Goff has a listing of US Soccer Federation salaries – players and administration.
Eric Cantona arrived in English football two decades ago. Mark Ogden looks at how his move impacted the English game.
Reza Daffi writes about the history of football in Indonesia for “In Bed With Maradona.”
William Turvill offers up some reasons why Premier League clubs should give Jose Mourinho a wide berth.
Nick Miller can’t see why anyone in their right mind would want to be the England manager.
A letter penned by Fabio Capello and left for his successor as England boss has been discovered by Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Marc Hujer had a two-part article in Der Spiegel about Jurgen Klinsmann and his challenge with the US national team and the game in general in the US.
Here is one for the fans whose recipe for success and their answer to any level of frustration is to pull out a cheque and to insert multiple zeroes. Simon Kuper offers up some thoughts on transfer strategy and where it so often goes wrong.
The always insightful Matt Spiro looks at some of the Ligue Un players who came to the fore at the just ended African Cup of Nations.
The debate about the Hijab and Muslim women players will not go away. Al Jazeera has more.
An article by Neil Davidson on the decade or more battle against a crack cocaine addiction by former Canadian Olympian, World Cup Final player and Canada under-20 coach Paul James.
Brian Seal reminds us that in 1314 King Edward II banned football from London. As recounted in a past podcast things did not work out quite so well for Edward II. A hot poker was involved.
Phil Ball offers a considered opinion on managers.
Alex Anderson looks at how Rangers have been pushed close to the point of liquidation.
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