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2005 Champions League Final – Why Dietmar Hamann’s introduction was so crucial

“In 20 years’ time, that could be us.”

These were the words announced by Rafa Benitez, (more…)


Petr Cech joins Arsenal for £10m – Reaction

Petr Cech has officially agreed to joined Arsenal.

We look into his move between London rivals in more detail. (more…)


Can the Premier League big guns bridge gap in Champions League?

A look at the the past two seasons Champions League semi-finals indicates a gap has emerged between the top continental teams and England’s best.

Can they bridge that gap? (more…)


10 best Premier League Summer signings

We’ve had the 10 worst Premier League signings.

Now here are the 10 best Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window. They are in no particular order. (more…)


Five signings to make Manchester United formidable once more

Who should Manchester United sign in the summer?

Manchester United have had a mixed season so far; the recent 3-0 humbling at Goodison Park and inability to breakdown a resolute Chelsea side shows that there are many chinks in the armoury. (more…)


Gareth Bale: A season review

“When speed and skill come together, it’s called Gareth Bale”

– Real Madrid Online (more…)


The future’s bright, the future’s foreign

The standard of English football has dropped severely in the last twenty years,

and this once-great footballing nation has no chance of breaking their 47-year-wait for a trophy anytime soon. (more…)


Arsene Wenger must win FA Cup or risk losing his job

After a commendable 1-1 draw against one of world football’s powerhouses in Bayern Munich..

Arsene Wenger’s side can return to London buoyed with hope that 2014 could be the year they break their trophy drought. (more…)


Top 5 French players of the Premier League era

Over 21 Premier League years there have been many world-class players from all over the globe.

Darren Ash selects his top five French players. (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…)


Red cards: Can they make the difference?

Time and time again over the past few seasons, we’ve seen controversial red cards propel teams forward in the Champions League.

The most recent controversial red card was the high boot from Manchester United’s Nani on Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa. (more…)


Dear Arsene Wenger .. A letter from a fan

Dear Arsene Wenger,

When you joined Arsenal on 30th September 1996 I have to admit I didn’t know a lot about you, nobody really did, I can remember the phrase Arsene who? being used a lot. (more…)


Premier League season 2012/13 preview

Despite one of the most successful ever Olympic campaigns for a British team, many diehard football fans will be eagerly awaiting the start of the new Premier League season.

The summer months are always difficult for football fans, many of whom may be wondering when the cricket will stop. The pathetic performance of Team GB’s footballers, who were knocked out on penalties by South Korea, provided no sustenance on this occasion! (more…)


Spellbinding theatre, the 2011/12 Premier League title decider

How can we explain the strange power that Premier League football exerts over its fans? The answer is simple enough to be encapsulated in one word – theatre.

A play is made great by its power to intrigue, surprise and shock – the same can be said of a football match. (more…)