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It is All Happening Again: Greek, Turkish Football and Systems of Corruption

To start with the obvious: I like Greece, I like Turkey.  I love many of their peoples and I intensely dislike what I now have to write.  However, it is the truth, so here goes: Greek football is deeply corrupt. Actually, that is an understatement.   What I should say, is that Greek football is so … Continue reading It is All Happening Again: Greek, Turkish Football and Systems of Corruption

Two Questions to show Why Bombing ISIL is Not Always a Great Idea

As the horror of the latest ISIL atrocity hits the headlines (the beheading of 18 people, including Peter Kassig, an American medical worker) here are two questions to understand why the western military response to ISIL will, largely, not work. First question: If you are Canadian can you tell the difference between a French-Canadian and … Continue reading Two Questions to show Why Bombing ISIL is Not Always a Great Idea

The Power Behind ISIL, the Breath-Taking Hypocrisy of South African Officials and the Qatari Disappearances

Back from a wonderful, golden summer.   Spent some of it reading books in various superb locations so starting next week will be a series of reviews.  I will start with a book that purports to teach people ‘how to gamble like a professional’. However,  lets us start with ISIL, SAFA and the Qatari Police ‘disappearing’ … Continue reading The Power Behind ISIL, the Breath-Taking Hypocrisy of South African Officials and the Qatari Disappearances

Hill’s Patented and Highly-Scientific Method of Figuring Out Who Will the Premier League

Note:  Over the summer, I am re-printing a number of columns that are still timely.  Here is one to be read at the beginning of the English football season. ** The first week in European football always throws up the usual roster of conspiracy theories and depressed Arsenal fans who, after one match, realize that … Continue reading Hill’s Patented and Highly-Scientific Method of Figuring Out Who Will the Premier League