talk of the town!!
The long road to recovery
“With concussions, the hardest part was just sort of the unknown. There isn’t anything the doctors can do for you besides give you advice. As far as treating your body and giv[ing] your brain the adequate rest that it needs, there’s no ligament you can repair. Nothing like that so that was the hardest part for me, the uncertainty, kind of, you know, the constantness of my symptoms.”
Over at Dynamo Theory, Houston Dynamo player Calen Carr talks about the effects of concussions, MLS’ league-wide response strategy, and the road to recovery. If we’re going to begin a dialogue about concussions, we have to start somewhere. Right? [Posted by Maxi]
Fans at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti take in the Real Madrid-Barcelona match. Onscreen is Cristiano Ronaldo being fouled.
Photo by @dejiridoo
Wembley empties after the recent England v Brazil fixture
Wembley Flow by ~JaanusJ
Spain’s big two lead the way once again, and a renegotiation of contracts mean a new influx of cash, but are certain regions over-reliant on this trend continuing?
The Deloitte Sports Business Group presents the Deloitte Football Money League 2013
May 19, 2012
Hombre Va!! #diving #futball #spain#soccer#boys
‘He is like a Playstation player.’ – Arsène Wenger, 2010
Life is impossible to perfectly recreate, and football, restricted by reality, is the same. Video games are simply a reduced reflection of that on which they are based, and can never compete with the real thing – but that’s only obvious. There is only so much that current technology can achieve in taking life and art to the same level. There are only so many fingers on two hands, and only so many buttons and triggers that can be pushed at once. There are only so many different combinations resulting in only so many movements on the screen. A virtual Lionel Messi is good, but he has his limits.
The Messi that scored 91 goals in 2012 , that has won the Ballon d’Or for a fourth time, seemingly has no such limits. Wenger was wrong to compare him to the artificial imitation. The real Messi is far better.
We’re delighted to be working with Matheus, the man behind 8-bit Football, as we head into 2013. Words by Max Grieve.
The Murky History of Foosball -
In the best tradition of skulduggery, claim and counterclaim, foosball (or table football), that simple game of bouncing little wooden soccer players back and forth on springy metal bars across something that looks like a mini pool table, has the roots of its conception mired in confusion.
Me lose brain? Uh-oh! Research suggests soccer players repeatedly using headballs may deplete gray matter
Milan friendly stopped after racist chants -
BUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy — AC Milan players walked off the field because of racist chants, abandoning an exhibition match in the first half with lower division club Pro Patria on Thursday.
The game was interrupted and later ended because of chants directed at several black Milan players, despite appeals to stop from the public address announcer.
After repeated chants directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half.