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Supporting a football club is a way of life and is almost always for life.

There seems no tipping point for the loyal fan or so I’ve always thought until recently when Coventry City owners, SISU, made a decision that threatens to spectacularly nuke it’s own fan base. (more…)

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Scottish managers: Is there something in the water?

Unless you’ve been held captive in Guantanamo Bay you will know that David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager last week.

Prior to the appointment, there was much speculation about who would become the new manager with many media commentators, bookmakers, pundits and fans deciding that it was two horse race between Moyes and Jose Mourinho. (more…)

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Why transfer speculation means nothing at Cardiff City

It’s the gap between seasons.

That’s not a new phenomenon, and neither is the frenzy amongst fans and tabloids alike as to who will be coming and going from each and every football club in the country. But at Cardiff City, things are done a little differently. (more…)


Villa’s English prospects

One persistent theme running through the Aston Villa squad this season has been the high quantity of English players playing in the first team.

Player’s such as Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent have been established Villa players for years, but this year they have been joined by an influx of new, young, talent, and a substantial amount of our first team are English. (more…)

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It’s not just talent that wins championships – Part 2

In the first part of ‘It’s not just talent that wins championships‘, I pointed to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson chose players based on not only talent, but also a winning mentality.

I also thought that Sir Alex would leave after building a great foundation of younger players in addition to the great team he has now. Boy was I wrong. (more…)


You’re hired! A look at the Everton manager candidates

Firstly I would want placed on record what an amazing manager David Moyes has been for Everton since taking over in 2002.

I don’t think it would be over doing it to suggest that Everton faced years of mid to low table finishes and possible relegation without him, so for that, thank you David. (more…)


The end of an era – Sir Alex Ferguson

One of the biggest headlines of the season..

And maybe even the decade is of course that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has retired after almost 27 years in charge. (more…)


Bristol City season review 2012/13

It had all started so well.

Granted losses to Gillingham in the Capital One Cup and Nottingham Forest on the opening day couldn’t give Bristol City the perfect start to the season they wanted. (more…)


Derby County 2012/13: Another mid-table finish & time to look ahead

Ups and downs have been the story of the campaign which means only one thing, another Derby County mid-table finish.

The campaign began, in what went on to be typical Derby style, with a 2-2 draw to Sheffield Wednesday – the Rams were two goals up but unfortunately couldn’t maintain it. (more…)


Five managers and a chicken

Entering the 2012/2013 season, few could have expected just what would happen at Blackburn Rovers over the ensuing 9 months.

Records were broken, interior battles were fought, and a legal case highlighted just how perilous the clubs situation currently is. (more…)



The cringeworthy title of this article relates to our clubs newfound ability to form a compatible striking partnership to spearhead our attack;

Something Liverpool have been lacking for too long now. I think the majority of supporters can overlook the media’s tacky superlatives simply out of pure joy at it being a positive LFC story. (more…)


Altrincham FC: Is a return to the glory days back on the cards?

The FA Cup has always been a glamorous cup competition in England, so just what is the reason for this?

Some say they adore the unwritten cup upsets which just shouldn’t happen – whilst others just watch the oldest cup competition for the love of the game. (more…)


Manchester City and Arsenal after Milan sensation

News has circulated that Roberto Mancini has offered £30 Million to sign “out of favour” El Shaarawy and sparked some interest from Arsenal

It has been thought that the arrival of ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in January has hampered El Shaarawy’s impact in the second half of the season and made him become out of favor to Massimiliano Allegri. (more…)


Why England lose & other curious football phenomena explained

Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read my blog, you’re a bit like me when it comes to football.

If I’m not at a match, I’m watching it on TV, reading about it, talking about it, playing FIFA or even (rarely) actually playing footy myself – badly of course! (more…)