Paf Fantasy Sports Show – PAFS Episode 5

Paf Fantasy Sports Show – PAFS Episode 5

I like these blade warmers. I’ve never had these before. This is PAF Fantasy Sports’ first ice hockey episode. I’m out of my comfort zone. – Competitions are on. Winner gets tickets for Ottawa – Colorado in Globen in November. What kind of a game is that? You’re great, because you keep to the point. […]

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Should Football Goals Be Bigger?

Should Football Goals Be Bigger?

Football goals have barely changed in shape or size in over 150 years. In a smoky London tavern in 1863, the newly-formed Football Association dictated the distance between posts should be eight yards Crossbars, marked eight foot above ground, didn’t become mandatory until 1882 with both Sheffield FC and Queens Park simultaneously boasting to be […]

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Alternatives to Time-Wasting in Football

David De Gea’s goalkeeping heroics in Manchester United’s recent 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur were remarkable for many reasons. Perhaps not since Jan Tomaszewski has Wembley Stadium witnessed a Sondico-shaped forcefield of such invincibility. In fact, his instinctive reactions to a series of helpfully aimed Spurs shots ranked third on the all-time Premier League list […]

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Turkish Football’s Economic Crisis

Turkish Football’s Economic Crisis

This has been strange season in the Turkish Super League. The Big Three clubs of Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, and Galatasaray—who between them have won most Turkish titles and are supported by around 80% of Turkish fans—are all struggling. Austerity has shaken up the sport. The normally big-spending Turkish transfer window was uncannily quiet this summer as […]

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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold scores a screamer & Firmino nets again | HIGHLIGHTS

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Alexander-Arnold scores a screamer & Firmino nets again | HIGHLIGHTS

JOHN BRADLEY: After an impressive start it’s Alexander-Arnold! Absolutely emphatic. That’s a decent ball by Christensen, and Abraham has broken the offside trap and is in on goal… Super save. Adrian stood tall and stood big, and keeps Liverpool in front. It’s gonna spin for Willian, who’s in. Oh, some save by Adrian, but it’s […]

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Mino Raiola: Football’s ‘Super-Agent’

Mino Raiola: Football’s ‘Super-Agent’

Sir Alex Ferguson called him a very rude word. He’s been investigated for transfer irregularities. Last year he bought Al Capone’s villa in Miami. He was a millionaire aged 19 after buying then selling a McDonalds franchise. But most importantly, Carmine ‘Mino’ Raiola is one of the most powerful men in football. Agent to Zlatan […]

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Qatar’s Football War

Qatar’s Football War

Ever since winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has been the source of an almost constant and negative stream of press. From high level political gas deals and allegations of corruption surrounding the vote back in 2010 to widespread reports of human rights abuses concerning the migrant work force that is […]

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A Landmark Legal Case in Football in Argentina

A Landmark Legal Case in Football in Argentina

Macarena Sanchez is a 27 year-old forward who, since 2012, has been playing for UAI Urquiza in the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino, the highest level of women’s football in Argentina. Unlike their men’s team, who reside in the third tier of the national structure, Urquiza’s women’s team are one of the most successful in the […]

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Inside Football’s Transfer Market

Inside Football’s Transfer Market

In the space of twelve weeks, a hyper-ventilating global football industry exchanges billions of pounds as a coterie of chairmen, agents, footballers and their families enter a high-stakes poker bonanza to outwit one another and grasp their cut of the winnings. It’s the transfer window, where money meets machismo, and for which the public have […]

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