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.

The problems of handling racism in football
By A Alexander |

Racism in football is not only confined to black players. When I played in the army an opponent called me a Scottish B*****d, but there was no rushing to the referee or the officer in charge of our team to get the other lad in trouble officially. A short time later at an opportune moment [Read more]

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Spite or justice? you decide
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As an organisation the FA are well known for their belief in their self importance, so much so that they felt obliged in the interests of English football, rather than equity of punishment for infringements of the rules of on field behavour, to seek special treatment in a recent case. This is, of course, reference [Read more]

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Time to think about the coefficient
By A Alexander |

The old firm fans who applaud poor results by the other side in Europe are overlooking the fact that every result by a Scottish team , no matter who it is, has an impact on the coefficient used by UEFA to determine the pots or the seedings for their club in future competitions. The further [Read more]

The best league in the world Ma(ars)e
By A Alexander |

Last night’s European champions league final surely dispelled the FA’s self acclaimed status of “best league in the world” so lovingly bestowed upon the Barclay’s Premier League. On the turf of their very own National Stadium the winners of the so called best league in the world were absolutely thrashed by the internationally accepted best [Read more]

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Why should fans pay the penalty for administration
By A Alexander |

Congratulations go to the players of Dundee and the fans who stuck by them for overcoming a points penalty that was calculated to send the club into a lower division. Praise too for the fans of Stirling Albion who donated funds to the Dens Park club in it’s time of need despite the parlous league [Read more]

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Is this more convincing than simulation
By A Alexander |

There is a growing tendency amongst professional footballers to try to force a penalty from referees by running straight at an opponent in the box, before touching the ball past him and bouncing off him to go to ground , knowing full well that the opponent can not possibly get out of the way. There [Read more]

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Respect – My Posterior
By A Alexander |

Wayne Rooney once again finds himself in trouble after swearing at a TV camera after completing a hattrick against West Ham

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The worst fouls in the game
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Crime can sometimes pay depending on who you are

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Why some managers are more successful than others
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Allan Alexander asks why some managers are more successful than others

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Do players cheat?
By A Alexander |

How modern footballers bend the rules to gain an advantage.

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