Language is power, and by reclaiming insults and abuse fans can take control of that power. Featuring vultures, pigs and whole heap of horse poo.
As a change of pace, we wrote a piece for In Bed with Maradona. It looks at how the French media came to terms with Zidane’s headbutt in 2006, and the language they used to do so.
From the hook, to the holy, to the half-hearted, how the AMC is described around the world.
Looking at tactical developments in German football, and the complex, resourceful language that gave them form.
In the first of hopefully many guest contributions, Dr Wilfred Jack Rhoden has written a piece on your Sherwoods, your Nevilles, your Scholes, your Camerons and even your Dickens. That’s right, the case of the plural proper noun, in football and beyond…
Gabriel Paulista may not speak a word of the Queen’s but he can always rely on the language spoken by his hands, feet and head. Is spoken English entirely necessary in order to succeed as a footballer in the UK?