BackPageFootball.com columnist Ed Diggins returns for the new year with a look at the Bosman Ruling which came into effect just over 15 years ago.
Posts Tagged ‘FIFA’
The debate over introducing video technology into football is one of the game’s more long standing issues, and James Dixon looks at the reasons for FIFA failing to make what seems like an obvious and straight forward change.
The David Beckham circus rolled into New South Wales last night as his LA Galaxy side took on the Newcastle Jets in an exhibition game.
Richard Chambers discusses the growing trend of Northern Ireland players switch allegiance to the Republic national team, as IFA lose another young player in Daniel Kearns.
The magic of the World Cup captivates the entire globe, even those not directly involved, as Neil Sherwin found out on a recent trip to Indonesia. Walking down the streets of Bali, one of the 6,000 or so inhabited Indonesian islands, you would be forgiven for thinking that the locals were gearing up to follow their [...]
Sticker books have been around for what seems like an eternity and, like everything else, have moved with the times with FIFA and Panini launching an online version of the popular pastime. I completed my one and only Premier League sticker book as a nine year old back in 1994 after months of haggling and [...]
Following on from our recent Fashion & Football story, BackPageFootball looks at the new clothing range from FIFA. FIFA’s Spring Summer ‘10 (SS10) sports lifestyle collection was launched on the high street in February 2010 to football and fashion fans across the world. There are five different ranges in the collection, with each encapsulating a [...]
“Le Replay” – A Logical Examination of Potential Ramifications of a Dangerous Precedent The FAI have put a motion to FIFA for Ireland’s World Cup playoff with France to be replayed, and Peter Nelis explains the impact such a decision would have on football as a whole. Art. 12.4 (b) and 14.1 of the Regulations [...]
Argentina boss Diego Maradona has been slapped with a two month ban from football following his outburst at a press conference last month following the victory over Uruguay. The 49 year old, who was under a lot of pressure following a lacklustre World Cup qualifying campaign, launched an expletive-filled vicious attack on reporters and critics. [...]
Jean-Pierre Louvel, the president of French side Le Havre, has contacted Fifa about Manchester United’s signing of teenage star Paul Pogba. Chelsea were hit with an 18-month transfer embargo earlier this week following their illegal purchase of Gael Kakuka from Lens in 2007. Le Havre were quick to praise Fifa for taking such a stance [...]