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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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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…)

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Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew: Proof that patience can be important

Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew proving that patience and loyalty can go hand-in-hand.

Over the weekend West Ham United hosted Newcastle United and quite remarkably Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew were both still in charge of their respective clubs. (more…)

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Jack Reynolds: The Englishman behind the Ajax revolution

The world famous Ajax of Amsterdam have had many successful and well-known managers since their formation in 1900.

Recently the holders of the role have read like a who’s who of Dutch playing and coaching superstars. (more…)

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Alfredo Di Stefano: The original Galactico

World football was dealt a cruel blow earlier this week.

When the news broke that Real Madrid icon Alfredo Di Stefano had sadly passed away at the age of 88. (more…)

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Gareth Bale: A season review

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

– Real Madrid Online (more…)

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30 random football facts

Every now and again I post random football facts on my Facebook page.

So I’ve decided to create a dedicated article which includes all 30 of these facts so far. (more…)

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Top 5 African players of the Premier League era

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

Tom Rushton takes a look at some of the Premier League’s finest players and selects his own top five African players. (more…)

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Scottish managers: Is there something in the water?

Unless you’ve been held captive in Guantanamo Bay you will know that David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager last week.

Prior to the appointment, there was much speculation about who would become the new manager with many media commentators, bookmakers, pundits and fans deciding that it was two horse race between Moyes and Jose Mourinho. (more…)

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