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FIFA Ballon d’Or: The front runners

In the modern era of football trophies are everything.

Being part of a side that wins the Champions League is possibly much more appealing than being crowned PFA Player of the Year or something along those lines. (more…)


UEFA Financial Fair Play legislation a complete farce

Tom Rushton analyses UEFA Financial Fair Play and the complete incompetence of the governing body to investigate some of the big clubs violating the regulations.

In September 2009, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) agreed a set of principles that have come to be known as ‘Financial Fair Play’. (more…)


Safe standing in England

Following the tragic Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death after an area of terracing at the stadium became overcrowded

English clubs have had to adopt all-seater stadiums which are regularly inspected by health and safety officials. (more…)


No need to panic for Manchester City and Manchester United

Darren Ash examines neighbours Manchester City and Manchester United’s indifferent fortunes during the opening 11 games of the English Premier League.

With the sides being amongst the early season favourites, it is fair to say that the early season positions of Manchester United and Manchester City have come as a bit of a surprise. (more…)


The problem with England

England, England, England, or actually should that be Inger-land, Inger-land, Inger-land?

Either way, we are once again left shaking our heads as fortress Wembley once more crumbled like a sand castle facing the foot of the beach bully trying to woo the bikini clad babe. (more…)


Club vs Country

So, it’s international time again.

Premier League and Championship clubs enjoyed a free weekend as England took on Chile in last week’s friendly. (more…)


Diving in football: Officials not to blame

Last weekend saw yet another unsavoury incident in which a footballer has conned a referee into awarding a penalty.

But it is not the officials who are to blame. (more…)


Alejandro Faurlin – A pivotal player?

Any football fan worth their salt should be able to name their dream team;

11 players that have played for their club throughout the years that have stuck indelibly in the mind. (more…)


Dodgy football lookalikes: Volume 5

So dodgy lookalikes is back and as incredible as it seems we’ve managed to sink to even lower depths.

Within this latest installment in the series we’ve even started finding lookalikes with inanimate objects. Be warned .. they are even worse than ever before!



Player in focus: Yaya Touré

Quickly growing to be one of football’s greatest central midfielders, Yaya Touré has an obvious abundance of talent.

He combines power and finesse making him seem almost effortless in everything he does. (more…)


Top 5 captains of the Premier League era

Shaun Moran examines the most influential leaders to have graced English football’s top-flight since 1992 and selects a worthy list of the top five skippers.

Over the past decade there have been some imperious leaders, born winners and men who have single-handedly propelled their team to trophy success. (more…)


Top 5 flops of the Premier League era

Nothing stirs a debate like discussing who we think have been the best and worst players for any club.

And the Premier League has seen it’s fair share of both sides of the coin. (more…)


Adnan Januzaj – The six nations

Adnan Januzaj once again stood out for David Moyes’ United side against Fulham at Craven Cottage last week.

Once again proving why he’s hot property right now in the Premier League, especially after the 18 year old won the former Premier League champion’s Player of the Month award. (more…)


Ravel Morrison and the January window

It’s nice to finally see all the praise for Ravel Morrison.

He’s been great and scored that amazing goal against Spurs. (more…)


Vincent Tan a necessary evil or a blight for Cardiff City?

Cardiff City celebrated winning the first ever top flight Welsh derby on Sunday, beating their rivals Swansea City 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Steven Caulker’s second half header following a Craig Bellamy corner was the difference between the Bluebirds and the Swans. (more…)