Soccer / Football Opinion

Goal Celebrations

Goal Celebrations

by Ivan Bobanovic

He scores! Pandemonium breaks out in the stadium. The fans are ecstatic. His team-mates are absolutely joyous.  And he decides to do...

Canada in the World Cup 2014?!!!

Canada in the World Cup 2014?!!!

by Philip MacDonald

With the 2014 World Cup now over it is time to reflect on soccer in Canada. As a Canadian it...

Green-light for goal-line technology

Green-light for goal-line technology

by Philip MacDonald

It’s about time goal-line technology will be implemented in professional soccer!  For years teams have been eliminated from major tournaments...

Referee: are you blind?!

Referee: are you blind?!

by Ivan Bobanovic

Quite honestly, I’m tired of all the BS relating to soccer.  The sport is constantly victim to match fixing, diving,...

Respect and professionalism in sport?

Respect and professionalism in sport?

by Philip MacDonald

Canadian author Declan Hill wrote in the Ottawa Citizen regarding the heavily publicized boxing match between Justin Trudeau and Patrick...

Choose your idols wisely

Choose your idols wisely

by Ivan Bobanovic

In an earlier blog, Thought of the day: players are getting dumber, I talked about, well, players getting dumber.  Now,...

Why shake hands before a game?

Why shake hands before a game?

by Ivan Bobanovic

Over the past decade or so, professional soccer leagues have made it a requirement that prior to a games kickoff, the...

You think you have what it takes to be a coach?

You think you have what it takes to be a coach?

by Ivan Bobanovic

The expectations we’ve set for ourselves as a society have become unrealistic.  In every aspect of our lives we demand...

The intangibles in sports matter more than you think

The intangibles in sports matter more than you think

by Ivan Bobanovic

I recently watched a documentary produced by HBO called 24/7 Rangers/Flyers: Road to the Winter Classic.  The intent of the...

What have we learned from ‘El Clasico’?

What have we learned from ‘El Clasico’?

by Ivan Bobanovic

A good friend of mine recently posted his thoughts on Facebook with respect to the December 10, 2011 match between...

Winning “Ugly” in Soccer

Winning “Ugly” in Soccer

by Ivan Bobanovic

There’s an age old adage that suggests winning ugly is still winning.  However, many teams and athletes alike are obsessed...

Getting Creative on penalty kicks

Getting Creative on penalty kicks

by Philip MacDonald

It’s great to see players become more confident in trying new and creative ways to score from the penalty spot....