Football is governed with currency at the forefront of its conscience. Everybody knows this. There is no pretence. Even those that run the game speak nakedly of "expanding global markets." The Football Association responded to universal criticism over their decision to move the Cup Final to a 5.15pm kickoff with a statement that verged on self parody.
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We're happy to bring you our first feast of football for your ears in 2011 with the 8th episode
of the A Football Report Podcast. This time on the AFR Podcast were grateful to have Iain Macintosh
(UK correspondent for The New Paper) in the figurative AFR house alongside Oliver Sparrow (London),
Dominic Vieira (Lancaster), Eric Beard (Boston), and Darshan Joshi (Kuala Lumpur).
Arseinho's Note:Â Fellow hombres, homies and other scattered homo sapiens.
Ever thought of playing one more game of Football Manager/Championship Manager- willing to give up
food and bathing, being evicted by your girlfriend, and skipping the first five minutes of your
career-defining exam in return?
The ridiculous reaction to his comments about English players playing for England could only have happened during an Interlull. There's just nothing else going on and now you have cricketers and all sorts getting involved, adding fuel to an unnecessary fire.
Here we go againÂ withÂ Serie A Weekly giving you a list of five stories to read this lunchtime
that we have seen from around the web and enjoyed ourselves. Many of these will be about Italian
football of course but there is always room for something different and those will be here too.
Take a look at our recommendations, pass them on and be sure to leave a comment on these great