They recommend, however, that the responsible regional federations "work with players and clubs to find sensible, practical solutions for each individual case. The overriding factor must always be that we at the DFB have a responsibility to enable to all people, players or otherwise, to participate in football." … [Read more...] about Ellen Fokkema: Dutch woman playing with men asks questions of German football
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Murray worked briefly for Bury during Day’s ownership. “A bad time,” he says. As a director of Phenomenal Group, a social media, marketing and advertising agency based in Bury, he was initially asked to promote a fundraiser to help either Bury FC under new ownership or a phoenix club. He was later elected to AFC’s community benefit society board and football board. Murray says: “I got into this hoping it would put pressure on Steve Dale to sell the club and we could go back to being fans but then over time you see it’s not going to happen and we have to carry on.” … [Read more...] about Bury AFC: ‘We created this for people to fall back in love with football’
Canada's national Inuit organization in 2015 said it was time for a change. 'It isn't right for any team to be named after an ethnic group,' said Natan Obed (pictured), president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents Canada's 60,000 Inuit. He added that Inuit people aren't mascots … [Read more...] about Canadian Football League’s Eskimos agree to adopt a new name amid rising pressure from sponsors and the country’s 60,000 Inuit people
She was a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, but was dropped from the Germany World Cup starting XI in the quarterfinals after coach Silvia Neid opted for youth over experience. Soon after, she announced her retirement from national team football. … [Read more...] about German football legend Birgit Prinz retires
It also provides a good excuse to talk with Ted Knutson, one of the most respected ambassadors for football analytics. An American and a former gambling professional, Knutson is best known for his work establishing Brentford’s analytics-based approach. It was a tough week for him in that regard (of which more later) but his explanation of Liverpool’s second-placed finish in the xG table is conciliatory towards those who don’t trust the data. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s beyond the model’: have Liverpool exposed the limits of xG?