Mexico sack coach Jose Manuel Chepo de la Torre after shock home defeat to Honduras

The Mexican Federation have sacked coach  Jose Manuel Chepo de la Torre Friday’s ignominious home defeat to Honduras, which left El Tri stranded in fourth-place in the six-team CONCACAF qualirying group and with direct qualification now out of their hands. The writing had been on the wall for Chepo for some time, and the pressure had been really […]

The Real #AskBale: The obligatory trolling that didn’t make the final cut

BT Sport ran an #AskBale hashtag yesterday in order to glean questions for their exclusive interview, and as ever the #Ask hashtag was bombarded with trolling, some funny, some less so, some nasty. Why media groups and clubs don’t just ask for emailed questions instead of inviting trolling like a magnet is odd, and is […]

Forget 3rd – are Belgium the most expensive national team in world football?

In the build-up to Scotland’s World Cup qualifier with Belgium on Friday night, many English papers referred to a study carried out by Belgian daily daily newspaper La Dernière Heure, who calculated that, in terms of transfer fees, Wilmots’s starting XI was, at €180m, the third most expensive national team in the world, behind only Brazil […]

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