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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…)


The FA Cup continues to lose relevance in the modern game

To kick off this debate, let me pose a question to you.

When was the last time you genuinely looked forward to a FA Cup fixture? (more…)


Exclusive football

It’s fantastic to see the growing volume of 3G pitches appearing in what the FA describe as urban areas.

This is all part of Greg Dyke’s England Commission where he has committed to increasing the amount of artificial pitches by 130% to more than 500 by 2020. (more…)


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…)


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…)


Hull City AFC – A club not a brand

Gareth Edwards examines the situation surrounding Hull City’s proposed name change by owner Assem Allam and why it must be stopped.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. (more…)


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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Luton Town return is good for Football League

After a five year absence from league football,

Luton Town have secured their return after they clinched the Conference title. (more…)


England’s dreaming – All those years of hurt

When I was a small boy, there were two scarves hung in my room, Coventry and England.

Club and Country, my footballing legacies for life. (more…)


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…)


England squad – time to try something different?

I find it absolutely beyond ridiculous, to the point of questioning my own sanity.

As to why nobody wants to seriously tackle the issue of how the England squad is picked. (more…)

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Massadio Haidara horror tackle: Was Callum McManaman lucky?

Many people will have seen Massadio Haidara stretchered off after an awful tackle by Callum McManaman in the Wigan Athletic vs Newcastle United game last weekend.

But this week, the Football Association announced they could not punish McManaman as the officials on the day saw the tackle and no free-kick was given at the time. (more…)


It will be a great shame if Wigan Athletic are relegated

In my eyes it’s undeniable that Wigan Athletic are the subtle piece of the Barclay’s Premier League jigsaw.

They exemplify the division’s wonderfully diverse array of teams and talents, whilst offering rosy originality and their own identifiable footballing heroism. (more…)


Goal-line technology gets the go-ahead

The decision to use goal-line technology in football has been strongly disputed by FIFA for years.

However, it seems that years of discussion and debate have come to an end and a new era is finally upon us. (more…)