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FA Cup wrap – League Two minnows Newport County set up Manchester City clash

League Two minnows Newport County are set to face off against Manchester City.

After overcoming Championship side Middlesbrough in their FA Cup fourth round replay. (more…)

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Spygate takes another turn as Marcelo Bielsa admits to spying on all of Leeds United’s rivals

English football’s spygate saga has taken another turn.

After Leeds United manager Marco Bielsa admitted to spying on all opponents in the lead up to matches. (more…)

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One player West Ham United should target from each Championship club

West Ham have had reasonable success buying players from the Championship in recent times.

The likes of Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell still star as regulars in the West Ham line-up, while Ryan Fredericks is still finding his feet. (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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Derby County’s number nine

Chris Martin has had an excellent start to the season.

I just wanted to take a moment to look at his goal record. (more…)

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Four more young talents challenging for first team spots at Stoke City

While they may not produce wonder-kids like Barcelona.

Stoke City have taken some knowledge, tips and players from the Spanish club and it is paying off. (more…)

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Derby County: New season

Long time, no post.

In fact, my last post was after the 1-1 draw with Brentford at the back end of last season – how things have changed! Sorry, who is Steve McClaren? (more…)

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Forgotten foreign Premier League players: Volume 1

Arguably one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues in the world.

The Barclays Premier League attracts some of the world’s biggest and best players with the offer of huge financial rewards. (more…)

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10 worst Premier League Summer signings

Here are the 10 worst Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window.

They are in no particular order. Is there anyone who you think should be on the list? (more…)

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Coventry City: Class of ’77 – Sky Blue heaven

It’s August 1977 and I’m a young lad, hating school and looking for a purpose.

The two main outlets are music and football, particularly Coventry City. One provided as a major boost as punk rock enters my life providing an energy and resentment of authority I can identify with. (more…)

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Watford: Their managerial headache

To think that Watford would see a managerial merry-go-round at Vicarage Road this season…

It must have been unthinkable for Watford fans and Italian owner Giampaolo Pozzo during pre-season. (more…)

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Premier League 2014/15 Preview – Part 1

With the new Premier League season set to get underway,

It is time to look at the teams taking part and gauge their chances for the season ahead. (more…)

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An interesting summer ahead at Derby County

The events of Wembley at the weekend are still sore.

But I’m sure all Rams fans will agree that we can be optimistic about the coming season. (more…)

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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…)

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England: A must win game forty years on

Forty years ago it marked the shift from England’s golden era to the dark ages.

Poland might have had a ‘clown’ in goal but the joke was on Alf Ramsey and his charges as the 1-1 draw at Wembley ensured England failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. (more…)

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