Thursday, 31 March 2011

Doping, football and FIFA

Many people believe that doping in football is not a problem. After all the only high profile players in the last year to be caught out are Kolo TourĂ© and Adrian Mutu (both for self medicated diet pills). These footballers probably did not think that they were doing wrong when they tried to lose a little bit of weight and to be honest I don’t really think, in these two cases, that they meant to. However, there have been recent developments in the scientific field that have led to scientists working on drugs that could give many people advantages over their rivals. Surely then, FIFA would be monitoring the situation closely? Guess again dear reader, guess again.

Monday, 21 March 2011

A Football Poem for World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day and to mark the occasion, I, along with a number of other football bloggers have written a poem. My own effort can be seen below, the other contributors to this blog carnival can be found  on these websites:

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Philosophy of Football: Defining Football. Part 1

We have all grown up playing, watching, supporting, loving, hating and obsessing over football. By now it might seem reasonable to assume that we have a pretty good understanding of what the sport essentially is. But do we? Ask the man in the pub what he thinks it is and he might come up with the following reply; 'it’s that game where a load of blokes kick a ball about.' Is he right?