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One Knill to Torquay

League Two strugglers Torquay United yesterday announced the appointment of Alan Knill as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season.

Knill will work with assistant manager Shaun Taylor, who had taken over the first-team reigns because of Martin Ling’s illness which has kept him out of action since late January. (more…)


Jose Mourinho looking for Premier League return

Jose Mourinho is eying up a return to England, after insisting he wants to return to the Premier League when he leaves Real Madrid.

Mourinho, who has three years left on his current contract, was speaking ahead of the crunch Champions League tie against Manchester United earlier this week. (more…)


Birmingham City’s two biggest games of the season

Blues’ next two games in the Npower Championship are without a doubt our two biggest of the season so far.

Birmingham City currently find themselves in a very awkward position and nervously looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone below. But we just can’t seem to pull away. (more…)


Where does the FA Cup exit leave Arsenal?

An all too common frustration could be heard ringing round the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

After a 1-0 defeat at home to Championship side Blackburn Rovers effectively destroyed Arsenal’s realistic chances of finally ending their trophy drought. (more…)


Mark Robins’ departure ends week to forget for Sky Blues

It was Harold Wilson who once said that a week was a long time in politics. If that is true, then it is positively a lifetime in football.

Take Coventry City. Over thirty thousand fans packed out the Ricoh Arena for a JPT semi-final first leg with Crewe Alexandra sniffing a day out at Wembley. All part of a huge feel good factor Mark Robins had brought to the club in just five months in charge. (more…)


Hulk: “I moved to Russia for money”

Brazilian star Hulk has admitted that financial terms played a significant role in his decision to move to Zenit St Petersburg.

The 26-year-old shocked the football world after moving to the wealthy Russian club in September, despite interest from Premier League teams such as Chelsea. (more…)


A Bluebirds eye view of table topping Cardiff City

It was a largely forgettable scoreless draw. But it could turn out to be one of the key Npower Championship results of the season.

Leaders Cardiff City’s point versus Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium in West Yorkshire has made up the minds of numerous pundits as to what division the Welsh club will be playing their football in next season. (more…)


What has changed at Barnet since Davids took sole charge?

It has been just other a month since Mark Robson relinquished his duty as joint head-coach of Barnet.

This saw Edgar Davids – who surprisingly joined the club in October – take sole charge of The Bees. Whilst we may languish in our favourite position of 22nd place after 31 games, things are changing and improving for the better. (more…)


Teams should be punished for poor quality pitches

In Saturday’s draw at Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City had to play on a pitch that was truly awful.

The Valley pitch was not of the quality that should be expected from a team in the second tier of English football. I have played on many better pitches at Sunday League level. (more…)


Chelsea and the decline of the Roman Empire

With Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United at the beginning of the month, pressure increased on the interim manager Rafa Benitez.

The calls for his head were growing even as he held up the shirt on his first day in the post after replacing Roberto Di Matteo. (more…)


Dodgy football lookalikes: Volume 1

So we’re fast approaching the business end of the 2012/13 season, where has the time gone?

Nerves will soon rattle and fingernails be bitten during what has become affectionately known as ‘squeaky-bum time’. (more…)


Best signing of Summer 2012

This year has been a busy one in terms of transfers and they have a massive effect on the Premier League.

The season is into it’s second half now and the famous ‘honeymoon periods’ are well and truly over. I’ve decided to make a shortlist of who I think the best signing of Summer 2012 has been this season. (more…)


Top 5 Arsenal youth team legends

When I was compiling my top 5 signings article I realised that not only have Arsenal bought some great players over the years but we have also had some amazing footballers that have come up through the ranks.

These players were all at Arsenal as young boys and grew up to be men-Arsenal men. These are the 5 players that I believe are the best our youth team has ever produced. (more…)

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Sergio Busquets – Overlooked?

At the age of 24, Sergio Busquets is at the heart of the Barcelona midfield..

Is he often overshadowed by the likes of Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas? The answer is yes. (more…)


Danny Graham: Should Geordies ever play for Sunderland?

Tuesday night and a chorus of boos ring around the Stadium of Light.

The boos are directed towards Swansea’s Danny Graham, as he comes on as a substitute. Two days later and he has signed for the Black Cats for £5million. Welcome to Sunderland Danny. (more…)