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Eye in the sky: the ‘spidercam’ is just one of the technological innovations bringing ever more information to football fans. J. Glover/Wikimedia Commons

Super Bowl 50’s data deluge: How much is too much?

Is there now so much information being shown on football broadcast screens that it's time for another announcerless game?
We’ve entered the home straight to Euro 2016. EPA/Ian Langsdon

Is European football facing a crisis?

As football grapples with numerous scandals, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms.
The FFA should pay more attention to recent history, rather than reacting to external forces with dubious intentions. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

The ‘new football’ should stop engaging in ‘old soccer’ debates

No-one seriously believes that football – followed by so many, and accepted as legitimate by most of the community – could be killed off in Australia by a handful of media mouthpieces.
Liberté, egalité, fraternité. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley

Football united in the face of terror

The beautiful game, the global game, the people’s game – football. This great sport, belongs to everyone and it unites us all.
Hawthorn is among the AFL clubs with the best years in the competition to premierships won ratio. AAP/Joe Castro

The glory or the ‘gravel’: what keeps fans flocking to the AFL?

Being a footy fan is not mainly about the glory of a premiership – it is much more about enjoying the gravel-shovelling entailed in each and every season your club goes without success.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top-rated fantasy player on Yahoo’s preseason rankings. USA Today Sports/Reuters

In today’s NFL, forget Super Bowl dreams—it’s all about fantasy

While season-long fantasy football has been around for years, the rise of daily formats has radically changed how fans watch and root for teams.

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