Once Bitten

Once Bitten

🕔20:21, 31.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 17th 2016) Again Just days after serious and sadly predictable unrest scarred Marseille (see The Bane at http://www.empowersmag.com/empower/2016/07/bane/), hooliganism reared its ugly head again tonight. Again it was entirely predictable and sadly entirely

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The Bane

The Bane

🕔20:09, 31.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar in Bordeaux (July 13th 2016) Predictable Marseille has been rocked by ugly scenes in and out of its iconic Stade Vélodrome as the bane of football reared its ugly head again. For two days

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Bounced Back

Bounced Back

🕔19:40, 31.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar at the Stade de Lyon (June 16th 2016) Hail O’Neill Not even a hail-storm that briefly forced Northern Ireland and Ukraine from the pitch in Lyon could dampen Northern Ireland’s determination. Michael O’Neill’s notched

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No Success for Isaac and Watford

No Success for Isaac and Watford

🕔23:47, 30.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 30th 2016) Deserved Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be far happier than Watford’s new manager Walter Mazzarri. Hasselbaink saw his Queen’s Park Rangers side beat the club from the Premiership 2-0 – Sebastian Polter

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Cleansing the Augean Stables

Cleansing the Augean Stables

🕔14:22, 29.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 29th 2016) Corrupt Following the high profile arrests just before the FIFA Congress last year, the disgraced governing body promised that its house would be put in order. Among the worst offenders was

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The Augean Stables Reek

The Augean Stables Reek

🕔09:54, 29.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 28th 2016) Surely Not Corrupt? FIFA? CONCACAF? Surely not. You’d have to have been living on Mars without Internet access not to have heard of the near-daily scandals that have rocked football’s governing

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Aspirations

Aspirations

🕔19:05, 26.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 23rd 2016) Achievers “No, it was of course fantastic, you know”, Iceland’s Jón Daði Böðvarsson said of his country’s magical run at Euro 2016. “We had our goal to at least try to

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A Humid Draw

A Humid Draw

🕔18:11, 26.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (July 23rd 2016) Welcome New England manager Sam Allardyce was not in attendance at Griffin Park this afternoon. If he had been he could have seen an appearance and personally thanked one of the

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Renewing A Historic Rivalry – Confederations’ Cup Archive

Renewing A Historic Rivalry – Confederations’ Cup Archive

🕔14:11, 20.Jul 2016

By Satish Sekar in Belo Horizonte © Satish Sekar (June 26th 2013) Farewell Belo Horizonte bids farewell to the Confederations’ Cup tonight with a clash of South American Titans – a repeat of a famous upset. Needing just to avoid

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Introducing Antonio Conte

Introducing Antonio Conte

🕔21:16, 14.Jul 2016

By Satish Skar © satish Sekar (July 14th 2016) Revolution? It’s kind of fitting that today of all days Chelsea unveiled former Juventus and Italy coach Antonio Conte as their new manager. 227 years ago today French revolutionaries stormed the

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