Transfer Deadline Day: Bottlenecked excitement, or a sickening indictment of football’s greed?
After the record-breaking madness of Transfer Deadline Day, what role does the carnival of carnage serve in football’s spiralling financial landscape? As Andrew Flint argues, perhaps it is merely the innocent messenger of football’s more sinister message.
Unwelcome Hosts: How Qatar prepared for their golden moment
Qatar is breaking the mould with the most unpopular and controversial World Cup to date, but how did the team get there? Andrew Flint looks into a squad developed like no other – and the noise swirling around them.
War in Ukraine: Football’s humanity tested through conflict
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already tested the world’s humanity, but what of football’s? Hope, corruption, pride, morals; the war for the heart of football is one we can’t ignore.
EDITORIAL: Black Lives Matter pre-match protests – To take a knee, or not to take a knee?
Across this tournament, aside from the insane drama and oh-so-nears, there has been a constant undercurrent of a wider societal issue that has touched the whole world in one way or another: the Black Lives Matter protest of taking a knee. Gareth Southgate sat down with his squad before the tournament and asked them whether…