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Vitesse Edges Excelsior as VAR Intervenes

Vitesse Edges Excelsior as VAR Intervenes

🕔12:53, 19.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar at the Gelredome, Arnhem © Satish Sekar (January 18th 2019) Thrilling Controversy A thrilling match between Vitesse Arnhem and Excelsior, which Leonid Slutskiy’s team won 3-2, was marred by VAR controversy. Excelsior’s fledgling coach, Adrie Poldevaart, refused

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Football’s Shame

Football’s Shame

🕔15:59, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Paide © Satish Sekar (August 17th 2018) An Outrage Paide Linnameeskond’s CEO, Jaanus Pruli also explained what had happened to Estonian football previously. During Soviet control of the country, its football was destroyed. Administrators, icons, and

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Plans

Plans

🕔15:51, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Paide © Satish Sekar (August 17th 2018) Small Steps Paide Linnameeskond’s CEO, Jaanus Pruli has plans for his team. He was involved with far more successful Flora Tallinn previously, and therefore, recognises the scale of the

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A Bad Day at the Office

A Bad Day at the Office

🕔15:30, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Paide © Satish Sekar (August 17th 2018) Best Player Liliu (Ellington Antonio Costas Morais) once again showed why he is arguably the best player in Estonia. The Brasilian-born striker made the difference with a hat-trick in

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South Africa Lose AFCON Bid

South Africa Lose AFCON Bid

🕔14:42, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 9th 2019) Humiliating Defeat South Africa’s bid to host AFCON for the second time in under a decade failed miserably yesterday. SAFA’s failure to secure governmental support played a part, although

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Ready to Grumble

Ready to Grumble

🕔14:34, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 9th 2019) Their Turn When Cameroon won the right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations there were few arguments. The Indomitable Lions had only played a home AFCON once

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Expansion – The Hidden Cost

Expansion – The Hidden Cost

🕔14:25, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) Overdrive AFCON had been reorganised – it went from 16 teams to 24 and moved to the summer, immediately causing huge problems for Cameroon. It had to provide 50%

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The Great Conspiracy

The Great Conspiracy

🕔14:09, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) The Great Pretence As conspiracy theories go this one’s spectacular – a spectacular failure that is. CAF would strip Cameroon of hosting rights for the 2019 tournament as the

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The Great Conspiracy

The Great Conspiracy

🕔13:58, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Dakar © Satish Sekar (January 8th 2019) The Great Pretence As conspiracy theories go this one’s spectacular – a spectacular failure that is. Morocco is not going to host AFCON 2019 and Cameroon will host it

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Minor Tinkering

Minor Tinkering

🕔13:41, 18.Jan 2019

By Satish Sekar in Arnhem © Satish Sekar (January 18th 2018) Overhaul? A drastic overhaul? According to Vitesse Arnhem’s coach it’s not required. Leonid Slutskiy led CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team with distinction before leaving for the English

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