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The end of the managerial dynasties

Football has seen huge changes in the past decade with an ever widening financial divide.

The emergence of true elite European ‘super clubs’ and a huge evolution in fluid and flexible tactics. (more…)


Why do the British continue to flop abroad?

David Moyes was relieved of his duties at Real Sociedad this week,

In a not unexpected move by the Basque club. (more…)


Which football league is the best?

Gareth Bale recently told the media that he believes La Liga is the best league in the world.

With the amount of world-class talent moving to Spain, is he right? Which football league is the best? (more…)


English players don’t travel

It is well known, and widely accepted, that England’s brightest young prospects are quickly snapped up from their local parks and placed straight into top academies.

Here, they are nurtured and moulded until they are ready for first team football. But why don’t we see any foreign scouts at our local Sunday league matches to rival any interest from English clubs? (more…)


NextGen Series: The future is bright for English clubs

Twenty four teams pitted against each other to see which club will be the Champions of Europe.

The NextGen Series is just that, except with one catch: it consists of the clubs’ under-19 squads. (more…)


This week’s Champions League action

We’ve just seen Barcelona hammer AC Milan 4-0 to book their place in the Champions League quarter final and they thoroughly deserved it!

I knew as soon as Lionel Messi got his first after 5 minutes that Barca were going to dominate and win this game. (more…)


Chelsea and the decline of the Roman Empire

With Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United at the beginning of the month, pressure increased on the interim manager Rafa Benitez.

The calls for his head were growing even as he held up the shirt on his first day in the post after replacing Roberto Di Matteo. (more…)


Football Quotes – Did he just say what I think he said?

Football players are not often renowned for their deep thinking or articulating opinions within high-brow debate.

With a few exceptions (Guardian-reader Graham Le Saux anyone?) most players choose to do their talking with their feet. Which is just as well, judging by some of the evidence of these football quotes (more…)