Paris Saint Germain
How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand
Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and several more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
The Seductive Allure of French Football
French football has held a special place in my heart ever since I first laid eyes on Sidney Govou. Now, for the first time I can recall, it has the chance to stand alongside Europe's footballing superpowers.
Is Cheating Acceptable in Football if it Makes for Great Entertainment?
Barcelona's triumph over Paris Saint-Germain was an incredible sporting achievement, if you ignore the comical dive by Luis Suarez to win a vital penalty. But when the outcome is so enthralling, should we simply turn a blind eye to cheating?