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Dec 20, 2019

With one Instagram post, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil simultaneously sent off alarm bells from Arsenal headquarters in London to the Chinese government in Beijing, leading the latter to erase him from the internet in the country. 

Today we look at his post with Lily Kuo (Beijing Bureau Chief of Guardian/@lilkuo)...


Dec 18, 2019

Magnus Carlsen is now the highest-ranked chess player and Fantasy Premier League player in the world…

In this episode, we ask: how did it happen that a chess genius made his way to the top in fantasy football? What, in other words, does chess have to do with fantasy football?

Helping us answer these questions, we have...


Dec 16, 2019

According to multiple reports, Japanese international Takumi Minamino will be transferred from Red Bull Salzburg to Liverpool FC in the January transfer window.

 

In doing so, he is moving to one of the most high profile leagues and clubs in the world, making him an overnight celebrity to millions of Liverpool fans.


Dec 13, 2019

For 14 years, CEO John Delaney was the Republic of Ireland's most powerful football figure. Then in March, the Sunday Times said he had given a €100,000 loan to the Football Association of Ireland. By September he would resign.

Today we are joined by Mark Tighe (Sunday Times/@marktighe) to chronicle how Delaney kept...


Dec 11, 2019

In the last few years, we've seen a curious rise in stadium sales in the Championships as club owners purchase their own assets and use the figures to offset their debt. Sheffield Wednesday are one such club. However, in this instance, the EFL are fighting back.

Today, we are joined by The Athletic's Sheffield...