Episode 2708: Alas USWNT, Baiting the Press, Devil Roy, Ball-In-Play Wars
The Premier League will this season implement FIFA-style added time, with immediate effects on the Community Shield in which Arsenal equalised in the 11th of 13 minutes of added time.
Others may celebrate but we lament the exit from this Women’s World Cup of the USWNT, who inspire more deluded commentary than arguably any other team in world sport.
We talk about the new incredibly annoying style Man City look set to roll out this season, the return of Manchester United’s prodigal son and transfer manoeuvrings in a sellers’ market.
We talk to Mark Thompson who took a look at the evidence in a recent blog.
Was there a golden age when the ball was usually in play for more than 55 minutes per game? Where has the sudden clamour for 60 minutes ball-in-play time come from? And what are the likely effects on the football we are going to see this season?
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