Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 235 - Banning headers

In what could prove to be a landmark decision, football chiefs in the USA have decided to ban headers from games for under 10s and restrict them for U13s. What would be the repercussions if this ruling was spread amongst the wider game?

Graham, Terry and Jan discuss the results of recent studies as well as the wider issue of concussion in football. Are changes likely in the professional game or will they carry on despite the risk? What would football without headers even be like?

There's also a celebration as one of the crew hits an impressive milestone.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 234 - Design for life

The Football League, a body that's been wrestling with its own identity since the breakaway of the Premier League, has decided to become The English Football League. With a new word in its title comes a new logo, and on an international break such easy content is manna from heaven for the likes of us.

This week, Graham, Terry and our man in New Zealand, Chris Oakley, discuss the finer points of visual branding in football, from disastrous badge redesigns to those awful club themed Coca-Cola hoardings from 2004. We also take time to congratulate Chris on his nomination as Blogger of the Year by the FSF.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.