Napoli’s arbitrary punishment only encourages the conspiracy theorists

Here’s something I wrote for Soccerlens Cannavaro and Grava try to keep positive As the dust settles on Napoli’s punishment over an aborted match fix three seasons ago, the simmering sense of resentment built up over years of enmity with the north shows no sign of abating. The  €70,000 fine is a pittance, the six … More Napoli’s arbitrary punishment only encourages the conspiracy theorists

UEFA’s Toothlessness Should Surprise Nobody

I can’t help feeling we’re wasting our breath complaining about UEFA’s embarrassingly insignificant punishment for Serbia? After all, what did we expect? The most revealing aspect of the judgement is that the punishment of £65,000 and an Under-21 match played behind closed doors is the biggest ever given by UEFA for a racist incident. Just think … More UEFA’s Toothlessness Should Surprise Nobody

Please Can We Have Our Souls Back? Chelsea’s Fans Backtrack On Their Faustian Pact

Chelsea’s fans might feel uncomfortable at the thought of Rafa Benitez at the helm, but is that sense of unease misdirected? Perhaps the anger directed at the Spaniard is merely a proxy for the uncomfortable realities his arrival has stirred deep within fans’ hearts about their relationship with the club’s owner. The words Benitez is … More Please Can We Have Our Souls Back? Chelsea’s Fans Backtrack On Their Faustian Pact