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Idle thoughts on the FA Cup

I have, on a previous occasion, mentioned the story my Uncle Tommy used to tell.

Of the day, way back in the early 1930’s, when, having finished his shift down the mine, he walked into Sunderland for the big match. (more…)

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Ten things you didn’t know about the League Cup

West Ham face Arsenal in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

Here are 10 facts about the League Cup. (more…)

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Arsenal’s season – What’s your verdict?

FA Cup Roses are red, violates are blue, Arsenal are in the headlines … what’s new?

It’s not a surprise fans are going absolutely mental about this season’s lack of achievements. (more…)

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Who will represent England in the Europa League next season?

The race for a place in European competitions is heating up.

The Premier League has six dominate teams, but two of them will miss out on a place in the Champions League. (more…)

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Xabi Alonso’s retirement

Xabi Alonso‏ announced his retirement from the game today.

This season with Bayern Munich will be his last as a player. (more…)

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The one problem Video Assistant Referee technology has left unsolved

Are VAR’s actually futuristic, or just reinventing the wheel?

Video Assistant Referees (VAR’s) are the new hot topic in world football, after stuttering into life last night at the Club World Cup. (more…)

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FA Cup winner should play fourth placed team for Champions League

The ‘Emirates’ FA Cup is not taken seriously by the bigger teams.

Elite European football and domestic prize money are prioritised. (more…)

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Euro 96: When football (nearly) came home

For football fans across the globe..

Them few weeks immediately after the season ends are quite frankly horrible. (more…)

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Can West Ham United still make the top four?

This season has been one of the best West Ham have ever had.

Certainly the best since I first attended a game in 2004. (more…)

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Champions of England – The plan for the Leicester City next season

It’s unbelievable isn’t it?

A team that was given a 5000/1 chance of winning the title has just been crowned champions of England. (more…)

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Why Louis van Gaal should be sacked (even if he wins the FA Cup)

For the second year running,

Manchester United find themselves struggling to secure a top four finish. (more…)

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Top four race: Who will join Tottenham and Leicester in the Champions League?

The Premier League title race could be wrapped up at Old Trafford on Sunday, if Leicester win against Manchester United.

And Tottenham have all but secured their Champions League place. (more…)

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Arsenal’s FA Cup dream is over, and so is Arsene Wenger

Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by a Guedioura-inspired Watford on Monday.

And their chances of winning silverware diminishes as a result. (more…)

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The FA Cup continues to lose relevance in the modern game

To kick off this debate, let me pose a question to you.

When was the last time you genuinely looked forward to a FA Cup fixture? (more…)

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FA Cup final: ’87 heaven

When it comes to documenting the history of Coventry City Football Club,

Steve Phelps already has a fine pedigree, having previously written two detailed books on the subject. (more…)

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