Monthly Archives: June 2015

High Time Media Moved on from Indulging Pseudo-Controversy Surrounding James McClean and “Poppy Issue”

The media don’t half like flogging dead horses. Right on cue, James McClean‘s move to West Bromwich Albion earlier this week prompted talk in the Belfast Telegraph (not for the first time) of his repeated eschewing of the wearing of a political poppy on his various past clubs’ football jerseys around Britain’s celebration of its Remembrance Sunday […]

Blatter Gone but Big Questions Surrounding Seven-Figure Payment to FAI Remain

The resignation of Sepp Blatter from his role as president of FIFA offers a promising opportunity for those running the game of football globally to introduce real reform and stamp out the corrupt practices that appear to have been commonplace and institutional throughout (at the very least) the governing body’s recent history. The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) […]