About Red

A veteran journalist with more than four decades covering the beautiful game for various newspapers, magazines, leagues, governing bodies.

Revenge of The Nerds Part III: Lasers, drones and Scouser cyber hackers now the tools of ‘football hooligans’

Revenge of The Nerds Part III: Lasers, drones and Scouser cyber hackers now the tools of ‘football hooligans’

Soccer hooligans have clearly abandoned their old lager-lout tactics and have evolved choosing more sophisticated methods of venting their rage at match officials. It still remains unclear whether this shift is for better or worse? On Saturday it emerged that the Wikipedia page of English Premier League referee Kevin Friend … Continue reading

Absurd Referee Swarmings Continue, As Football Babies Go Unpunished in Champions League Final

Absurd Referee Swarmings Continue, As Football Babies Go Unpunished in Champions League Final

At some point UEFA will need to put their foot down again concerning football’s spoiled-rotten cry babies and players swarming referees over controversial calls in matches. Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir allowed a little too much of that overenthusiastic but blatantly unsportsmanlike behaviour in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League victory by Barcelona … Continue reading