What is 'shithousery'? And why it's the World Cup's biggest problem

What is 'shithousery'? And why it's the World Cup's biggest problem

Shithousery is a fairly nebulous term, taking in as it does pretty much all the dark arts employed on a football pitch – everything from diving to headbutting via haranguing the referee and time-wasting. Generally, in its most simple guise, shithousery is an attempt to gain an advantage by unfair means and therefore it has […]

Ranking every college football games to be played by Florida's teams

Ranking every college football games to be played by Florida's teams

With the college football season finally approaching, I ranked each of this season’s 78 games involving state teams. The two criteria are the same as last year: How important do I think this game will be, and how exciting is the matchup? 78. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at FIU, Sept. 29 Hard to get excited about a Division […]

Former Plymouth Argyle ace Akos Buzsaky makes move into football management

Former Plymouth Argyle ace Akos Buzsaky makes move into football management

Former Plymouth Argyle midfield ace Akos Buzsaky has taken his first step into football management. The 36-year-old has been appointed as the joint head coach at an ambitious Hungarian third division side. He will work alongside Kristof Kemeny at III Keruleti TVE, who are based on Obuda, in the suburbs of Budapest. Their target is […]

How the Anderlecht academy helped build Belgium's World Cup squad

How the Anderlecht academy helped build Belgium's World Cup squad

It’s handshakes and cheek-kisses all round as a troop of young men come tearing into the building having returned from their run around the lake in Parc de la Pede. The Under-21 squad jaunt past a mural of a budding Romelu Lukaku and disappear into the gym. “It was Romelu’s father who pushed us to […]

Uruguay's football miracle: The country that continues to defy logic

Uruguay's football miracle: The country that continues to defy logic

Luis Suarez and Diego Godin are looking to continue Uruguay’s great tradition Uruguay should not be able to compete with football’s super powers but for almost a century now this small South American country has continued to defy logic. Adam Bate examines Uruguay’s lengthy love affair with the beautiful game. Have you heard? Football is […]

Football transfer rumours: Everton to sign Barcelona's Yerry Mina?

Football transfer rumours: Everton to sign Barcelona's Yerry Mina?

Everton have giant ambitions in this summer’s transfer market, the giant in question being England-bothering 6ft5in centre half Yerry Mina. Barcelona want to replace him with Sevilla’s Clément Lenglet – whose current club’s director of football, Joaquín Caparrós, insisted yesterday that the Frenchman was going nowhere unless someone meets his £26.5m release clause in full […]

How much do we care that football has lost its soul?

How much do we care that football has lost its soul?

Moments after helping Real Madrid beat Liverpool in this year’s Champions League final, Gareth Bale gave a TV interview. The Welsh international could have talked about the remarkable overhead kick that had given his club the lead. He might even have talked about his long range effort that had eluded the Liverpool goalkeeper’s grasp for Madrid’s […]

BYU football: Troy Warner's switch to safety contingent on several factors

BYU football: Troy Warner's switch to safety contingent on several factors

View 3 Items Jaren Wilkey/BYU BYU’s Troy Warner makes a play during fall camp on Aug. 17, 2017. PROVO — Playing along the defensive front may be a stretch, but Troy Warner could be used to fill several different roles for the BYU football team this coming season. The 6-foot-1, 199-pound junior was listed as […]

From Nigeria to Scotland to NJ, how David Ojabo became Michigan commit

Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 5:11 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 A king will be playing for Michigan football. David Ojabo goes by King Ojabo on Twitter. “I gave myself that nickname because David in the Bible was a king,’’ Ojabo said Wednesday from Scotland via his Twitter account. The 6-foot-4, 233-pound defensive end […]

Recruiting fireworks continue for UVA football with commitment from 2020 defensive tackle Jahmeer Carter

Recruiting fireworks continue for UVA football with commitment from 2020 defensive tackle Jahmeer Carter

The Fourth of July brought the second member of the Virginia Cavaliers’ 2020 football recruiting class into the fold: Maryland’s Jahmeer Carter. Carter is a 6-foot-3, 290-pound rising junior at Archbishop Spalding in Severn. Rivals has him evaluated as an offensive guard but nonetheless gave him a three-star rating. 247 Sports has yet to rate […]