A post-graduate in International Relations from The University of Manchester, Babak Golriz has been writing and blogging about football in some form since 2002 with special focus on European football, notably the Premier League, La Liga, and the Champions League.
He fell in love with La Joga Bonita from his first glimpse of a football match, on June 3, 1990, when Holland beat Yugoslavia in a pre-World Cup friendly. Since then a lot has changed in the world game, but not his passion for it or for Blackburn Rovers.
He’s been a published newspaper writer in the Middle East and has done a variety of work which included scouting/tactical analysis provided to the Iran Football Federation for the national side’s successful World Cup Qualifying campaign for Germany 2006.
As the title suggests, Golriz wants to look at the deeper issues that create the headlines and stories in the world of football by going beneath the surface and asking the whys and hows.
We all see the same matches, players, results, group draws, and transfers, but most of the time, there is much more to analyze before creating the headlines. That’s what Not Just the Bottom Line will be trying to do.
From time to time, we may have guest contributors that share our vision on tackling topics in football provide their input too.
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