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Pep Guardiola has signed on the dotted line at Manchester City, Jose Mourinho looks close to doing the same at Manchester United, so what about Chelsea?
Massimiliano Allegri is the answer. The highly regarded coach of Juventus looks likely to join Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the English Premier League and he is the right man for the job. For Allegri it’s the next challenge in an illu...
Craig Foster argues that the punishment handed down - a $50,000 fine and a suspended three points deduction - by FFA to the Western Sydney Wanderers is fair and that we all must condemn flares.
The FFA has handled the situation regarding flares being lit at the Victory match correctly. I believe this incident has been important to put everyone on notice so that we can stamp out what is a blight on the game, once and for all. And ...
As Europe’s elite clubs prepare for the business end of the season domestically and in the UEFA Champions League, the administrators are looking ahead to the next campaign and who will be in charge of their expensively assembled squads.
Manchester City have already announced that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini, while Carlo Ancelotti will step in at Bayern Munich, but there are other big teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and, even, Real Madrid that are li...
If the threat of your own club losing points and getting fined isn't enough of a deterrent, then clearly you are not fans at all.
Follow @TheWorldGame Football Federation Australia has licence and support to get as heavy-handed as they like in order to rub out this sort of behaviour - deduct points, hand out fines and bans, whatever. As long as it stops. Lighting fla...
As if Japan and the Korea Republic are not tough enough opponents for the cash-strapped Australian clubs, the A-League's elite will have to deal with a new major player on the Asian scene when they take part in this year's AFC Champions League.
Follow @TheWorldGame The cream of the A-League have made steady progress since Sydney FC became the first Australian club to face Asia's finest in 2007. The Sky Blues narrowly failed to survive the group phase but Aurelio Vidmar's Adelaide...
Asian football expert Paul Williams explains the motives behind China's enormous investment in football and what it means for the power-base of world football.
It’s been dubbed The Great Haul of China. It seems not a day goes by without the Chinese Super League luring another star to the Far East.  While big names moving to China is nothing new - Shanghai Shenhua signed Didier Drogba and Nicolas ...
The recent top of the table clash between Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City was touted as an A-League grand final preview, but I disagree - it's too hard to look past Adelaide United’s meteoric rise.
Follow @TheWorldGame  The Reds are unbeaten in their last nine clashes, and have picked up seven wins in this remarkable run. But what has been even more impressive is their tight-knit defence, which has conceded a meagre four goals during...
Pep Guardiola’s impending arrival at Manchester City will lead to profound change in English football, from a tactical perspective while impacting other clubs managerial appointments.
In research theory it is called a paradigm shift. That’s when a collective, accepted way of viewing things is superseded by a different perspective, either by a discovery or evidence that something else works better. Manchester City's app...

Where's the respect for Terry?

Chelsea decision to let go their battle-hardened war-horse John Terry smacks of disrespect to a club legend - but there might be one more skirmish yet for their captain.
Follow @TheWorldGame If Terry does leave, and it is likely after the club told him "at this time" there is no offer of an extension on the table, only John Obi Mikel, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic will be left from the side which triu...
Sydney FC, not for the first time in their 11-year history, are at the crossroads and it is time for management to make a very important decision that will shape the club's long-term future.
Follow @TheWorldGame Recent events would suggest that the two-time champions are in the midst of an identity crisis. And when chief executive Tony Pignata and coach Graham Arnold meet this week to discuss the team's latest tepid performanc...