WFC’s Twelve Days Of Christmas

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WFC’s Twelfth Day Of Christmas: Twelve Pundits Punting

Written by Martin Palazzotto, Andrew Gibney, Matt Dalton and Tapesh Patel On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Twelve Pundits Punting, Eleven Gaffers Griping, Ten Matches Amazing, Nine Wags Enchanting, Eight Landons Leading, Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Goooooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllss!! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy … Continue reading »

WFC’s Eleventh Day Of Christmas: Eleven Gaffers Griping

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Eleven Gaffers Griping Ten Matches Amazing, Nine Wags Enchanting, Eight Landons Leading, Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Goooooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllss!! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee A great deal goes into the making of a good manager.  Obviously, … Continue reading »

WFC’s Tenth Day Of Christmas: Ten Matches Amazing

Written by Martin Palazzotto, Mohamed Moallim, Thomas G. Clark, Tom Pollock, Matt Dalton, Tapesh Patel & Jeff Cann On the Tenth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Ten Matches Amazing, Nine Wags Enchanting, Eight Landons Leading, Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaalllss!! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A … Continue reading »

WFC’s Ninth Day Of Christmas: Nine Wags Enchanting

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Nine Wags Enchanting, Eight Landons Leading, Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Gooooooooooaaaaaaalllss!! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee I know, I know.  This is the one you’ve been waiting for, the gift you really want to … Continue reading »

WFC’s Eighth Day Of Christmas: Eight Landons Leading

Written by Martin Palazzotto, Andrew Gibney, Thomas G. Clark and Tapesh Patel On the Eighth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me, Eight Landons Leading, Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Gooooooaaaaaaaaallllss!! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee Going into this summer’s World Cup, there was a … Continue reading »

WFC’s Seventh Day Of Christmas: Seven Studs-A-Stomping

Written by Martin Palazzotto and Tapesh Patel On the Seventh Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Seven Studs-a-Stomping, Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Goooooooaaaaaaalllss!!, Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee As television revenues have risen in football, so have the stakes.  There is greater glory to be … Continue reading »

WFC’s Sixth Day Of Christmas: Six Meals-a-Making

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Six Meals-a-Making, Five Golden Gooooooooaaaaaallls!, Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee If you’re a big fan of Spanish football, on the national or La Liga level, this might be the one day, out of the twelve on offer, … Continue reading »

WFC’s Fifth Day Of Christmas: Five Golden Goooaaaalllllss!

Written by Martin Palazzotto with contributions from Andrew Gibney, Matt Dalton, Thomas G. Clark and Tapesh Patel On the Fifth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Five Golden Gooooooooaaaaaallls! Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves, And A Whistle Happy Referee You don’t even have to be a football fan.  If you’ve … Continue reading »

WFC’s Fourth Day Of Christmas: Four Failing Clubs

Written by Martin Palazzotto, Matt Dalton and Andrew Gibney On the Fourth Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Four Failing Clubs, Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves, and A Whistle Happy Referee Sheikh Mansour may have bought Manchester City for £210 million, spent another £325 million in the transfer market and be saddled with a wage … Continue reading »

WFC’s Third Day Of Christmas: Three French Men

On the Third Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Three French Men, Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee… World Cup 2010 was a tournament of teams rather than individuals, and as such, was a breakthrough competition for many countries. For Uruguay and Ghana, it was a triumph in football. For Germany and … Continue reading »

WFC’s Second Day Of Christmas: Two Keeper’s Gloves

On the Second Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee I don’t know if you’re also a fan of the sweet science but do you remember Roberto Duran?  He was the hard-nosed Panamanian middle-weight who could knock virtually anyone out with either hand.  He finally met his … Continue reading »

WFC’s First Day Of Christmas: A Whistle Happy Referee

written by Martin Palazzotto and Andrew Gibney On the First Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me A Whistle Happy Referee Officials just can’t win.  Given that they’re (supposedly) neutral arbiters with (allegedly) no vested interest in the outcome of the match, I suppose they really shouldn’t expect to come out on top.  Still, when … Continue reading »

WFC’s Twelve Days Of Christmas

WFC searched high and low for the perfect gift to send out to our readers for the coming holiday.  Unfortunately, Sepp Blatter’s gaze was locked on the Eastern Hemisphere, so we had to cancel our massive World Cup 2018 and 2022 commemorative T-shirt order.  Pepe Reina and Robert Green were unwilling to visit everyone’s house, … Continue reading »

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