Jamie Hamilton

Giving the devil his due: in defence of José Mourinho

MY GIRLFRIEND IS OBSESSED WITH ALAN RICKMAN. So great is her infatuation with the late actor that she once loitered in the shadows long after Rickman had departed a Q&A session at…

Pep Guardiola and the unrelenting game of fools

“JOHN STONES HAS MORE PERSONALITY than all of us here together in this room, more balls than everyone here. I like that. I love him. Under pressure, the people criticise him, so…

Raymond Verheijen’s Football Action Model

At times – I think that it’d be fair to say – I harbour a tendency to overthink things. To look for meaning when perhaps none is there. To grasp at the…

The philosophy of football: a complete perspective

Illustration by Alex Noriega WHEN I LEAVE my flat to go to work later on today, a number of events may occur. That number is, in fact, infinite. Some of these events…