WITH the football season nearing its conclusion (apart, of course from the European Championships) thoughts are already turning towards the big sporting occasion of the summer, the 2012 London Olympics. And one of England’s top ex-players has put the cat among the pigeons by suggesting that Olympic football should be played by amateur footballers, not professionals.
by Patrick O’Connor
‘WHO are ya?’ is a popular football mantra, usually followed by ‘We are super…’, depending on which particular team you support.
But the 2012 Olympics has thrown up a particular challenge for those who like to chant.
REFEREES come in for a lot of stick and sometimes it’s justified but would you want to do their job?
A special report by BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast paints a depressing picture.