Manchester City Banned for Karma, and It’s Great

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

“Disappointed but not surprised.” The prominent line of Manchester City’s condemnation of UEFA’s recent announcement reads like someone lamenting their single status on Valentine’s Day. This month UEFA, the governing body of European football, decided to ban the English champions from the most prestigious continental competition in the world. It is of great irony that … Continue reading Manchester City Banned for Karma, and It’s Great

In Football, Unrestricted Poaching of Players

Steven Bergwijn Tottenham Hotspur

Superbowl Sunday was a tipping point in the sports world. Two superstar quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo, met in the NFL’s penultimate game, representing perhaps a shift away from the old guard’s dominance. The NFL’s appeal to me, as a non-fan, is how it sets a stage for the best quarterbacks to succeed. It … Continue reading In Football, Unrestricted Poaching of Players

Dani Alves’ rejection of Man City a Blow to Club’s Image

Dani Alves

On July 12, French club Paris St. Germain officially announced the signing of veteran right-back Dani Alves. The 34-year-old Brazilian had left Juventus on a free transfer, but it was widely reported that he would be reuniting with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Nevertheless, PSG made came in with a last-ditch offer over … Continue reading Dani Alves’ rejection of Man City a Blow to Club’s Image