2017 Season Update

Its certainly been an eventful six months for me. The year for me started as Director of Football for Sukhothai FC helping them with the clubs first adventure in the AFC Champions League. I arrived back in the land of smiles for the opening Thailand Champions Cup Vs SCG Maungthong United FC at the Supachalasai Stadium which ended in a 5-0 drubbing at...

The Demise of the English Coach - Manager

There seems to be a lot of concern regarding English Footballers struggling to break through in England but what is a real concern for me personally is where are all the English Managers? Will we ever see an English coach win the premier league?

Emotional upheaval of Releasing Players Pt 1

I have been on both ends as a former player I having been released by a clubs and as a manager / head coach I've been in a position to move players on. As a player it can be a heartbreaking moment when the club your playing with decides...

Emotional upheaval of Releasing Players Pt 2

Pasrt 2 of my experiences in this little explored area of the game. I have been on both ends as a former player I having been released by a clubs and as a manager / head coach I've been in a position to move players on.

An economist used maths to beat the football betting bookies

Gambling is and always has been a massive element in the beautiful game. Every match day millions of people all over the world sit down with a newspaper (or more likely web page) open, looking at the fixtures and trying to not let anything…

Shirtless man manages to get on the pitch at Villa Vs Birmingham

There's always one isn't there? This however is quite an epic runaround for the stewards and security, the speed this lad picks up heading to the halfway line should have alerted a few scouts as well.

Recent Interview With The Sandpit - Port FC's great website

I recently did an interview about all things Thai football related and specifically about life in the basement of T1, my long coaching career in Thailand, and dodgy refereeing at the PAT. It's an interesting insight into the job I love in…

2017 Season Update

Its certainly been an eventful six months for me. The year for me started as Director of Football for Sukhothai FC helping them with the clubs first adventure in the AFC Champions League. I arrived back in the land of smiles for the opening Thailand Champions Cup Vs SCG Maungthong United FC at the Supachalasai Stadium which ended in a 5-0 drubbing at…

The Demise of the English Coach – Manager

There seems to be a lot of concern regarding English Footballers struggling to break through in England but what is a real concern for me personally is where are all the English Managers? Will we ever see an English coach win the premier league?

Emotional upheaval of Releasing Players Pt 1

I have been on both ends as a former player I having been released by a clubs and as a manager / head coach I’ve been in a position to move players on. As a player it can be a heartbreaking moment when the club your playing with decides…

Emotional upheaval of Releasing Players Pt 2

Pasrt 2 of my experiences in this little explored area of the game. I have been on both ends as a former player I having been released by a clubs and as a manager / head coach I’ve been in a position to move players on.

An economist used maths to beat the football betting bookies

Gambling is and always has been a massive element in the beautiful game. Every match day millions of people all over the world sit down with a newspaper (or more likely web page) open, looking at the fixtures and trying to not let anything like petty hatred for a local rival team or a misguided overestimation of […]

Shirtless man manages to get on the pitch at Villa Vs Birmingham

There’s always one isn’t there? This however is quite an epic runaround for the stewards and security, the speed this lad picks up heading to the halfway line should have alerted a few scouts as well.