Manchester United fan and editor in absentia Gav Reilly takes his life into his hands and argues that Sir Alex Ferguson might have finally gone a step too far in disowning Wayne Rooney so publicly.
In the latest of a shamefully sporadic series of opinion posts, Gav Reilly examines how racism in football is now a shamefully First World problem.
Looking for a handy way of catching up with all the runners and riders in this week’s (yes, this week’s!) World Cup? Looking for an excuse to buy an actual newspaper? You old fogey, you. Never fear, though – guest blogger Ronan Hunt-Murphy guides you through the best of the newspaper supplements devoted to the greatest footballing show on earth.
In a long overdue return to BPF, Gav Reilly ponders whether the Red Knights model of ownership can really work in England…
Gav Reilly argues for reform of the League Cup before it becomes an unworkable, worthless shambles – but what do you think?
Returning from a professional sabbatical and into actual sunlight for the first time in what feels like several years, Gav Reilly thinks that Football might finally, in 2010, come home
London side Fulham have signed Irish international Damien Duff from Newcastle United for a fee believed to be about £4m. The 30-year-old joins the Cottagers on a deal believed to match his Newcastle wages of £60,000 per week. He began his career with Blackburn Rovers, where his new boss Roy Hodgson handed him his first [...]
The singular beauty of football, the reason it’s known worldwide as The Beautiful Game, is the sheer simplicity of the sport. Gary Lineker once famously quipped that football “is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” While the ultimate outcome might not be quite [...]
In his first piece for BPF, Gav Reilly explains why football will die if a salary cap isn’t introduced soon.