Tag Archives: Leaders in Football

ROGAN TAYLOR: YOU CAN BET IT ISN’T FAIR

It must be the silly season, timed for the middle of the football season, when we get lists like ‘The Top 100 Players in the World’ (see January 3rd posting) quickly followed by ‘Which Football Team has the Most Fanatical … Continue reading

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KEIR RADNEDGE: FUN AND GAMES IN THE TRANSFER WINDOW

The fun and games start again in January when the transfer window opens with managers both relieved at the opportunity to strengthen their squad and fearful that a rival may come along and weaken it. Transfer time will also prompt … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: IT’S ALL IN THE NUMBERS GAME

Picking the world’s top one hundred players for 2013 is an invidious task. Simply keeping track of all the footballers who might be considered eligible is an almost impossible job, even if you get paid to watch football, and there … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: WORSHIPPING SAINT SUAREZ

Do you remember picking-up teams in the school playground to play a match at lunchtime? At my junior school, Dovedale Road, Liverpool, usually two boys (one of whom owned the tennis ball we’d be playing with) would ‘pick-up’, taking turns … Continue reading

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THE MANAGER (INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS HUGHTON): INSPIRED

Modest and measured in his approach, Chris Hughton is a rare find in the world of senior management. Confident in his own personality and abilities, Hughton has no reservations about drawing inspiration from a host of managers, past and present. … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: THE GREATEST NUMBER NINE OF ALL TIME

It isn’t often we get almost the entire world enthusiastically celebrating the life of a one-time terrorist. But it happened this week. There are many, of course, who couldn’t allow themselves to describe Nelson Mandela in such a fashion, and … Continue reading

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PROZONE: PREMIER LEAGUE PERFORMANCE MODEL

With the Premier League season about to begin its busy Christmas schedule, Prozone’s analysts have published the latest results of their EPL Performance Model. A means of measuring underlying performance and stripping away the effects of random variation, the aim … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: SEEDS OF DISCONTENT

As Fifa gather in Brazil this Friday for the draw for the World Cup Groups, focus is even sharper on the Fifa rankings system which decides who the top seven teams are which will (alongside the host nation) lead each … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: THE BUBBLES DIDN’T FADE AND DIE, AFTER ALL

Have you heard the story about the fan who went to watch a match and ended up playing for his Club? You can see why people thought it was some kind of urban myth. Anyone who has ever been to … Continue reading

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UK Sports Minister kicks off debate at Leaders in Football

Minister for Sport and Tourism, Hugh Robertson, will enter the debate about governance in football at the sixth annual Leaders in Football conference taking place on 9th and 10th October 2013 at Chelsea FC. Robertson is a strong advocate of … Continue reading

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