Category Scandal

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Victor Montagliani, member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani Says Corruption Doesn’t End Overnight

“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”

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Same Old Scene: The Asian Football Confederation Re-hires Alex Soosay, Who Resigned After Corruption Allegations

If ever there was a damning example that football officials are not serious about corruption within their ranks then please direct your attention to the Asian Football Confederation.

Blatter and Platini: Cut from the same cloth?

Blatter & Platini Are Out. Now Meet the New Guys, Same as the Old Guys.

Someone at FIFA has finally found a broom. But they also need to look at the back of the closet for a mop and a big bucket. The history of the men (and it is always men) stepping into replace Blatter and Platini show just how deep governance issues extend at FIFA.

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter ask how they ever got here.

As FIFA implodes, more questions for Blatter and Platini. Oh, and some for Peter Hargitay and SBS TV’s Les Murray, too. Thanks.

There are not enough times you can write “criminal proceedings initiated against Sepp Blatter”. Of course there are questions about Blatter’s relationship with Platini and what the payment was actually for. Rule number one: follow the money. Rule number two: cross check the dates. Platini received the payment when he decided not to run against Blatter for FIFA president and instead endorsed Blatter’s reelection.

Jack Warner addresses the world.

Jack Warner on TV: The Best Thing You Will Ever See During The FIFA Meltdown

There’s a lot of competition: the Zurich arrests, the Blatter resignation, any press conference with Jerome Valcke, an interview with Australia’s Frank Lowy denying any impropriety . But Jack Warner always seems to come through with the goods.

Ched Evans

In Defence of Rape (and Morality)

Is there such a shortage of goal-scoring competence at lower-level football teams in England (and Malta) that the homework and due diligence afforded in potentially signing Evans means there is clearly no better option? Is Evans as good as it gets?

Frank Lampard tries to build a bridge

ICYMI: “There is NO agreement in place between the Club or City Football Group with New York City FC relating to the player.”

Frank Lampard’s relationship with New York City FC is now a farce. What we know: It is true many Americans do not care about Major League Soccer. This is OK. It is also true that the many Americans that do care about MLS do not care about New York City Football Club, a new team […]