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How have the World Cup host nations performed in the past?

Russia is already up against it leading into the World Cup,

Having failed to win a single match in their previous seven matches leading up to the tournament. (more…)

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Maligned England internationals focused on club football, not World Cup

Often maligned England internationals Joe Hart and Danny Welbeck say they are focused on their respective clubs’ end to the season,

Instead of earning a place in their country’s World Cup squad. (more…)

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The alarming rate of British player decline among the Premier League’s top six

The Premier League’s top six are becoming less reliant on players from the British Isles,

In their pursuit of success, a Unibet study has revealed. (more…)

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Euro 96: When football (nearly) came home

For football fans across the globe..

Them few weeks immediately after the season ends are quite frankly horrible. (more…)

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Louis van Gaal’s philosophy and vision at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal took charge of Manchester United after taking Holland to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

This was seen as a great achievement as this was billed as one of the worst Holland squads in years. (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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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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Manchester United must act fast to avoid another season of mediocrity

Manchester United must inject some serious quality into the squad to avoid a repeat of last season’s embarrassment.

It was a day to forget for Louis van Gaal’s men as they slumped to a disappointing defeat on the opening day of their Premier League campaign. (more…)

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The van Gaal revolution at Manchester United showing promise

Dutchman Louis van Gaal has replaced David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

The former Everton and Preston North End manager was relieved of his duties, just 11 months into his six-year contract, following a turbulent campaign at Old Trafford. (more…)

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Where can Manchester United expect to finish?

I’m sure Manchester United fans need no reminding of last season’s misgivings.

In an appointment that promised so much but delivered so little, the ‘chosen one’ David Moyes arrived from Everton as Sir Alex Ferguson’s scouted replacement. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Best XI

Now that the World Cup is done and dusted, Ian Gurney takes a look at his best starting eleven.

How do your rate the side? (more…)

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It’s over already? Thanks for the memories, Brazil!

So, that’s it…

A World Cup we have been waiting for in keen anticipation for four years is over. (more…)

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Top 5 players at the World Cup so far

With the World Cup group phase now complete.

And the knockout stage about to begin, it’s an ideal opportunity to look at the best 5 players so far. (more…)

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Is Thomas Vermaelen the answer for Manchester United?

Following the departure of imperious partnership Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic,

Manchester United are in need of a serious defensive shake-up. (more…)

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World In Motion – How Italia 90 helped English football regain its cool

As the 1990’s began, English football reflected on two tumultuous decades.

On field, the national side had failed to build on the success of 1966, even failing to qualify for the finals on two occasions. (more…)

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