Author: Bryan J. Moore
When Is A League Not A League?
There is a world outside of football. There are footballs outside of football. It was while watching the final of a different kind of football that a thought crept inside your weary narrator’s mind. When is a league not a league and can football learn a few things from other sports? While glued to the…
Football & Betting – Who Would Have Thought
It’s like rain on your wedding day, a free ride when you’ve already paid. It is of course the weird and ironic relationship football has with the world of betting. A relationship that is not only ironic but extremely unfortunate. Who would have thought … As the dust settles on the revelation that Brentford and…
A Tale of Two Illegal Streamers
We live in a time where all the information about everything that has ever happened is available at a second’s notice from your pocket…there are two types of people who stream sports illegally.
Striking the Angle: U-turns, photoshop signings and the 85 million – 20 minute flop
Bryan is back, and he is once again exasperated at the warped world of modern football with clickbait, photoshop madness and flop-shaming in the firing line.
It is usually said of sport that ‘you couldn’t write it’ – never a truer phrase was spoken.
Korea & Japan – 20 years later
It was a tournament for the ages…that remains in the hearts and minds of all who had the pleasure of witnessing it forever.
Euro 2028 – The Bid, The Excitement, The Realities
It is now official: The United Kingdom and Ireland are bidding for the European Championships in 2028. The FA, FAI, IFA, SFA and the FAW are joining forces to put together a bid to host the Euros having been advised not to pursue the World Cup in 2030. There are several types of excitement that…
The Demise of the 37
Limerick may have a fine sporting heritage, but various incarnations of the city’s football club have struggled to compete with rugby union and GAA. Can Treaty FC put football on the Irish city’s map once and for all?
The trouble with pronunciation
Why do most commentators struggle – or refuse – to respect player names by pronouncing them correctly? Bryan Moore explores the issue.
Striking the Angle: The neutral, the nationality & the dangers of protectionism
A Fantastic Game for the Neutral Broadcasters seem to love neutrals. Advertising the must-see game of Burnley vs Watford in the middle of Man Utd vs Liverpool is an odd placement; advertising is all about effective targeting after all. It must be one for the neutrals I guess. But in my opinion there are only…