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Southampton: A blueprint for footballing success

There’s only a few days left of the transfer window.

But whilst all other managers are running around trying to get deals done, Mauricio Pochettino is sitting at home with his feet-up, safe in the knowledge that his squad is ready for the coming campaign. (more…)

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Roy Hodgson, a good choice?

It’s often said that British coaches and managers don’t go abroad and experience different cultures in the game.

Not permanent moves, just a temporary one even for a few weeks. (more…)

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Could Marco van Ginkel be the new Makelele?

It is no secret that Chelsea have never really replaced Claude Makelele since he left the team in the summer of 2008.

He had the ability to break up play and move on and always keep Chelsea on the front foot and this was one of the reasons why the Stamford Bridge outfit were successful around the time Makelele was in the team. (more…)

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Possession is nine-tenths of the draw

A satisfactory start to the new season for Everton I feel. Norwich away is a tricky fixture.

Last season we should have done the double over them but for twice conceding late goals after largely being the better side. (more…)

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How important is one man to a team?

The three massive transfer sagas of this window have been about the destination of Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale.

With all three teams winning their opening Premier League matches and only one of the three players, Rooney actually playing, there are signs that the clubs will be able to manage without them. (more…)

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Paddy Power Park: How to lose credibility and alienate fans

August 12th may be a date that changes the history of Farnborough FC forever.

Rumours were abound that the club had agreed a unique sponsorship deal with Paddy Power, Europe’s largest bookmaker. (more…)

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Sorry, Mr Blatter, Qatar isn’t ready!

In December 2010, Sepp Blatter and his colleagues awarded the 2022 World Cup to, err, Qatar.

This decision was viewed suspiciously from the out-set, and with good reason. (more…)

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Who will win the golden boot?

This summer has seen the movement of a large amount of strikers, in particular to the Premier League.

However, will it be a newcomer to the Premier League that gets the Golden Boot, or will it be an existing one? (more…)

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Premier League 2013-14 shirts

The Premier League 2013/14 season is just about to kick off

We thought we’d put together a brief guide to show all 20 teams home, away and third shirts (if available) for the forthcoming season. (more…)

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Premier League 2013/14: Season preview and predictions

I was asked to do a season review so thought I would share it with you all!

I have tried to be impartial and go with my head as opposed to my heart (hence the answer to the first question!) and taking everything into consideration this is what I came up with. (more…)

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Financial Fair Play: If only the Conference would follow suit

Now that financial fair play rules have to be a serious consideration for most football clubs..

They now have to show a financial sustainability that they haven’t had to in previous years, this is putting extra pressure on football clubs to live within their means. (more…)

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Men to follow in the 2013-14 Premier League season

With just a few days remaining till the season opener..

Matt Boosey runs through a list of players and coaches to watch out for this season. (more…)

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Anfield Iron: Is this what we need?

As my nose is to the grindstone in the proverbial 9-5 that good old Dolly told us about..

So to distract myself I ‘tumble outta bed and stumble to Twitter for a daily dose of light heartedness, WTF moments and good old fashioned footie chat. (more…)

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How Manchester City’s signings could impact the title race

This season the race for the Premier League is wide open.

Potentially four teams are challenging for the title and the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool will be not too far behind the pack come May 2014. (more…)

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Premier League 2013/14: Who will go down?

All the attention over the summer has been on the big teams and the big players.

Will Jose Mourinho be successful at Chelsea again? Can David Moyes defy the odds and retain the Premier League trophy? Will Gareth Bale still be playing in England this season? (more…)

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