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How have the World Cup host nations performed in the past?

Russia is already up against it leading into the World Cup,

Having failed to win a single match in their previous seven matches leading up to the tournament. (more…)

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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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Italy v England: 5 things to watch out for

Many football fans would agree that international friendlies seem a little bit pointless;

Not only do they interrupt the excitement of the regular league season, but they don’t have the smallest element of importance which make the International qualifiers interesting. (more…)

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The flowers of Manchester will blossom again

United have hit a low.

Curiously, they haven’t been entirely washed out, wringed out and hung out to dry, as much as most would like. (more…)

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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…)

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Manchester United: A look at life post ‘Fergie time’

As opposed to writing individual match reports throughout the season..

I thought I would let the dust settle before jumping into the ring and throwing punches left right and centre on how the new look Manchester United and defending Champions of England have begun the season under new boss David Moyes. (more…)

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All-time Premier League XI

Football has changed beyond measure since the formation of the Premier League in 1992.

Widely regarded as the best league in the world, many great players have graced these shores since; so choosing an all-time XI was going to be a challenge… (more…)

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England squad – time to try something different?

I find it absolutely beyond ridiculous, to the point of questioning my own sanity.

As to why nobody wants to seriously tackle the issue of how the England squad is picked. (more…)

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