transfers

college sports

The NCAA May Loosen Transfer Rules That Shouldn't Even Exist

The association is considering making it easier for athletes to switch schools—​but so long as players are considered students and not employees, they shouldn't be restricted in the first place.
Patrick Hruby
6.29.17
the transfer window

The Semi-Definitive Guide To Transfer Window Cliches

From ‘swoops’ and ‘raids’ to summer war chests, here’s a concise summary of all the bollocks football fans will have to hear this transfer window.
Will Magee
6.27.17
the rumour mill

Why Are Soccer Clubs Actively Engaging With Transfer Rumors?

In the form of ‘Insider’ columns and ‘Media Watch’, football clubs are embroiling themselves in the swirling maelstrom of transfer gossip. So, what’s in it for them?
Will Magee
1.11.17
barcelona's genetic appeal

The Magnetic Pull Of Barcelona: Barca DNA and The La Masia ‘Loan’

With the phrase ‘Barca DNA’ resurfacing in relation to Hector Bellerin, it’s beginning to feel as if the signing of a young La Masia graduate is never anything more than temporary.
Will Magee
9.20.16
the subversion of football on social media

The ‘Announce’ Phenomenon and What It Says About The State of Modern Football

In the reaches of Twitter frequented by football fans, the ‘announce’ phenomenon is hard to avoid. We take a semi-serious look at what it means, and what it says about online football culture.
Will Magee
8.31.16
deadline day: show over substance

The Bluster and Bullshit Of Transfer Deadline Day

Sometimes, just sometimes, something magnificent happens on Transfer Deadline Day. Mostly, though, it’s about putting on an elaborate show.
Will Magee
8.31.16
the mysterious life of jim white

What Really Happens to Jim White at the End of Transfer Deadline Day?

With the transfer window about to slam shut, we ponder what Jim White gets up to when he’s not being the ageless face of Transfer Deadline Day.
Will Magee
8.31.16
arsene wenger in a fedora drinking johnnie walker

Arsenal’s Summer Transfer Window is Coming to Resemble an Arsene Wenger Film Noir

This summer has become a film noir version of Arsenal’s transfer window, all smoky rooms, discordant pianos, and Arsene Wenger missing out on key targets, again.
Will Magee
7.27.16
britain

Here Are the European Premier League Players Who Might Not Get Work Permits After Brexit

Brexit will be felt across the country, but the consequences of Brexit are likely to be most visible in the sports world, particularly in the Premier League.
Brian Blickenstaff
6.24.16
chelsea

Chelsea Has More Players on Loan Than It Does on Its First Team Roster

Chelsea's quest to sign every player on earth continues.
Brian Blickenstaff
9.2.15
Madrid

VICE Sports World News Roundup: September 1

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
9.1.15
balotelli

VICE Sports World News Roundup: August 27

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
8.27.15
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