A Alexander

Football daft for as long as I can remember. Lifelong Liverpool fan and Socialist. Has actually stood on the Anfield pitch. Played the game, refereed it and reported on it. Best playing time was at under 18 level and enjoyed indoor 5 aside until injury forced me out at 52.

Commentators and Pundits mislead the fans (part 2)
By A Alexander |

To better understand what I prefer to call penalty box pantomimes, we need to look at the law governing charging or barging an opponent. “Charging or barging an opponent is accepted as a challenge for space using physical contact WITHIN PLAYING DISTANCE OF THE BALL without using arms or elbows”. What currently goes on in [Read more]

Posted in Other, Uncategorized
Commentators and Pundits mislead the fans. (part 1)
By A Alexander |

It matters little at what level the game of football is played the rules remain or at least should remain the same. The trouble with the professional game is the habitual bending of the laws by players at every given opportunity. Unfortunately commentators aided and abetted by the pundit sitting beside them at the game [Read more]

Posted in Articles, Uncategorized
Let’s hear it for Leicester
By A Alexander |

This season to date has witnessed Leicester City send a breathe of fresh air wafting through the Barclay’s Premier League. Their title challenge has been repeatedly doubted and written off by various pundits aka as ex players who have managed to secure lucrative employment in the ranks of the media. However, with four matches remaining [Read more]

The Suares verdict
By A Alexander |

There was no doubt that Louis Suares’ latest bite would result in punishment but as the offence was committed whilst playing for Uruguay surely the punishment should have been levied against player and country but not the parent club who were not involved. Foremost among the so called pundits calling for the death penalty was [Read more]

Crisis or Disaster
By A Alexander |

I was only 23 years old in February 1958 when the best football team of it’s day was decimated in an air crash in Munich which resulted in severe loss of life. Football fans everywhere were devastated and although I was at the time, and still am a Liverpool fan I appreciated the brilliance of [Read more]

Posted in Other
Give Davie Moyes a break
By A Alexander |

Man United supporters need to take a good look at themselves especially those who have yet to learn to win with dignity and more importantly lose with grace. It was no coincidence that Fergie retired when he did as he knew only too well that there would need to be a rebirth of a new [Read more]

Posted in Other
Ta Ta Wayne?
By A Alexander |

According to media reports Wayne Rooney is both angry and confused at his current treatment at the hands of Manchester United. Given that he was born confused the only piece of news concerns his feeling of anger or should that be frustration at failing to get his own way. Fans will recall the first time [Read more]

Posted in Other
It is about time referees promptly punish the first offence
By A Alexander |

Luis Suarez is in trouble again and judging by the now expected over the top reactions from the English media you could be excused for believing that he had committed a serious crime. He shouldn’t have done it of course and no doubt the southern branch of the Ku Klux Klan aka the FA will [Read more]

Posted in Other
Poor old Roy Hodgson
By A Alexander |

The England manager recently reached the conclusion that the English premier league was spoiling his country’s chances of winning a major tournament. Not that it’s any consolation to Roy but some of us came to the same conclusion many years ago. Of the twenty premier league clubs at this point in time, only five have [Read more]

Posted in International
Roy Keane was correct
By A Alexander |

Well done to Roy Keane for daring to say that the referee’s decision which went against Manchester United was a correct call. The fact that he has attracted a plethora of hysterical comments from united sympathisers both inside and outside the TV studio is not relevant. Those concerned seem to have forgotten the service he [Read more]

Posted in European Cup