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How to Overcome the Effects of Alcohol Before a Football Match


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 08 Feb 2017   Posted by Malcolm Cox

Most adult Sunday league players — and probably more professional players than you realise — have been forced to take to a football field whilst feeling the effects of alcohol. Right up until the 1980s, the best football players in the land could be seen propping up bars until the early hours...

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Can the Relaunch of the FA’s Respect Campaign Avert a Nationwide Referee Strike?


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 30 Jan 2017   Posted by Malcolm Cox

The behaviour of some players and parents in grassroots football has been a major cause of concern for many years now. But over the last decade or so, the situation at youth level seems to have become worse — despite the existence of the FA’s Respect campaign. So bad has the problem become,...

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Why Is Chinese Grassroots Football Dysfunctional?


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 22 Jan 2017   Posted by Malcolm Cox

The sums of money being offered by Chinese clubs to Europe’s elite players are simply staggering. Backed by government funding, the relatively new Chinese Super League is trying to attract the World’s top talent with promises of unprecedented salaries. But is this the path to long-term success?...

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5 Fun Indoor Football Drills To Keep Your Team Sharp When Bad Weather Strikes


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 11 Jan 2017   Posted by Malcolm Cox

An increasing number of grassroots football teams are having their fixtures and training schedules decimated because of inclement weather. The shocking state of municipal pitches in the UK results in postponed matches and training sessions when it rains. But if your team has access to indoor facilities,...

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