The gulf in standard between the NPL and the A-League is of course a considerable impediment for aspiring local coaches; so too the limited and prohibitively expensive opportunities to undertake the higher licences mandated to coach in the A-League. The last Pro Licence course – after a wait of two years – was subscribed by just 15 coaches, the overwhelming majority of whom were already employed somewhere within the Australian football microcosm. … [Read more...] about A third A-League coaching casualty looms – but is the coach or the club to blame?
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The Premier League distributes a financial payment to each EFL club every season, via two mechanisms, either parachute payments or solidarity payments, which are linked to the value of the former’s broadcasting rights. The Premier League was approached for comment. … [Read more...] about Premier League clubs should bail out Bolton and Bury, says Nigel Clough
Pep Guardiola will wonder how his team do not have a place at Wembley already booked with the second leg in three weeks’ time, but somehow his side left the door ajar. If the evidence of the first half is anything to go by then the second leg will be a formality for the holders although one supposes that United cannot be as bad again as they were in the first 45 minutes. … [Read more...] about Brilliant Manchester City demolish Manchester United to take step towards Carabao Cup final
Of all the things that have gone wrong for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - and you need a calculator to tot them up now - the sight of Scott McTominay clutching his knee in the dressing room at half-time of the Boxing Day victory over Newcastle United must have left a particularly nauseous feeling in the pit of his stomach. … [Read more...] about Manchester United look utterly spineless without Scott McTominay – how can a club this big be so reliant on such a young player?
Moment in history The wedding of the Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in October 1810: this was the moment the world’s largest beer festival was born. A horse race was held on the meadow just outside the city, now called the Theresienwiese, in honour of the bride. It eventually turned into Oktoberfest, and people living here call the festival Wiesn (an abbreviation of Theresienwiese, where it still takes place every year). … [Read more...] about An insider’s guide to Munich: the land-locked city where you can go surfing