As the sun slowly set behind the main stand of Wertz Stadium, it cast long shadows across portions of the pitch that provided little respite from the heat. Despite the clock tipping just past the 7 o’clock hour, the players taking to the field last Tuesday night still faced a sweltering 93° F — or 34° […]

If you wanted to see an example of everything that’s wrong with the modern bureaucracy that dominates English football, take today’s ruling on the above “pic of the week”. It depicts an absolute nightmare of a challenge by Wigan’s Callum McManaman on Newcastle’s Massadio Haïdara midway through the first half of their match up on Saturday, […]