The best thing on the internet?

The Guardian football website today posted this ‘Joy of Six’ – that totally ruined any chance I may have had at productivity.  But it was so enjoyable.  What are your six favourite football clips on YouTube.  There was so much good stuff. Watching the clips, old and new, reminded me just how much I love this game,…

Thucydides & the transfer window

This is the second in a series of posts attempting to explain football through international relations theory; or international relations theory through football; or drawing tenuous links between both. Why Arsenal will sell Fabregas, and why Manchester United signed Phil Jones. Thinking about Thucydides and the Melian Dialogue, the most (in)famous passage in his most…