Everything a women’s football team does is taken to represent the “quality” of the sport as a whole, while male players are allowed to be judged as individuals. We have to put an end to this sexism.
Within sport, women athletes are finally gaining the professional recognition they deserve. Yet the media continues to assume that “the England team” is shorthand for “the men’s team”.
The continued endorsement of Premier League B teams being given access to Football League competitions has led to an open rebellion by teams and their owners against the executives who are supposed to represent their interests.
A new book charting and questioning the rise of football's supporter governance movement predicts a bright future for fan ownership of football clubs.
The FA has ignored the concerns of fans and lower league clubs in favour of the interests of the wealthiest soccer interest – once again showing it’s mostly concerned about serving the already-powerful.
Where will the fans park then?
Of all the managers who have been sacked this season in the premier league, David Moyes can have perhaps the fewest complaints.
When top bankers retire, no one ever says they’ve been great servants to HSBC, but in football romantic notions of service linger on.
The case against three Tottenham Hotspur fans accused of “a racially aggravated public order offence” undermines the battle against bigotry. Now that the prosecution has been discontinued, the threat to freedom of speech has been resisted – for now.
A report from a cross-party group of MPs could provide the much-needed impetus to clear away the mess around club ownership structures.