International football could be the purest of competitions, but the dominance of the global club brands, the bloated finals tournament and lack of surprise factor together with distaste for FIFA mean that it's increasingly becoming irrelevant.
Football clubs such as Spurs are replacing their ticket exchange schemes with commercial resellers. Are their fans getting a good deal?
Replace the word "yid" with any other racist hate term, and you'll see why the argument for keeping Spurs' "yid army" chant doesn't work.
Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column
As the Football Legue celebrates its 125th anniversary this weekend the game must look to both embrace, and simultaniously reject modernity.
Sport has a reputation for stoking historic enmities, but football has helped to transform the Anglo-German relationship into one of friendly rivalries and mutual respect.
Former foreign secretary cites "past political statements" of the new manager, who in 2005 declared himself to be a fascist.
New fanzines give voice to fans tired of being taken for granted.
How close is football to tackling its historic problem with homophobia?
Despite all the wars, bloodshed, victims, and hate, the country still can't come to terms with modernity.