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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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Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson a baffling England coach from start to finish

England 1 Iceland 2.

It is a result which has caused headlines around the world. (more…)

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The bigger picture – Part 1: Referees

Welcome to a multi-part series which will discuss the bigger topics which are occurring in the Premier League and football as a whole.

In this very first episode we will discuss the sharp decline of the quality of officiating in this season’s Premier League and steps that can be implemented to improve the standard of refereeing. (more…)

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England: Will football ever come home?

England have reasons to be optimistic.

Optimism, a word that has been the catalyst to many an Englishman’s international competition campaign for the last 48 years. (more…)

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FIFA and ethics – An epic oxymoron

With FIFA having released its ethics report into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups..

And clearing both Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing. (more…)

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AFC Wimbledon – Beating the franchise

Some football matches are more important than others.

Cup finals, relegation six-pointers and local derbies all mean more than your average game. (more…)

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Why England will never be a force in international football

It’s international break right now and I started thinking about weather England will ever be a force in international football.

My feeling is that I will never see England win anything in my lifetime. (more…)

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Hull City: Two years on, what’s happened since?

Hull City are going into their second season in the Premier League.

So what has happened since gaining promotion in the 2012/2013 season? (more…)

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FIFA: An enemy of football?

In the wake of last week’s Scottish referendum.

Some young scamps took to Twitter, floating the idea that maybe football should seek independence from FIFA. (more…)

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Mobilising against modern football

Times are tough.

The world continues to reel from the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. (more…)

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Has the Premier League ruined English football?

Transfer deadline day once again saw the now common influx of international stars making the jump to the glitz and glamour of the self-styled ‘best league in the world’.

The likes of Radamel Falcao, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez will only help to generate more and more revenue, strengthening the global juggernaut of the Premier League. (more…)

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The Reading way

One of English football’s most sustainable and successful academy models,

Reading Football Club have now successfully graduated 33 players to the first team. (more…)

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England cannot simply copy and paste to solve their football woes

After England were unceremoniously dumped out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, with Germany going on to win it all…

Many casual football fans were vocal in their desire for the FA to implement a similar footballing revolution to their continental counterparts. (more…)

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How England’s young brigade can prosper

As this glorious World Cup continues, football fans worldwide are constantly enthralled by the magic of football.

For the past two-and-a-half weeks we have been treated to great goals, games and drama. (more…)

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Three Lions: Refusing to change

For all the money spent on St George’s Park,

Plus the salaries paid to Roy Hodgson and his staff, the one thing missing was a little change in mentality and some common sense. (more…)

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