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Tough task facing Newcastle United after ill-timed relegation

Now that the tension of the title race has dissipated.

Eyes will all shift to the bottom half. (more…)

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Rafa Benitez should continue at Newcastle even if they go down

When Rafa Benitez signed for Newcastle, everyone was rightly shocked.

That such a highly regarded manager, who had just finished a stint at Real Madrid, would go to a club that in reality has not been performing at the top level for the past decade. (more…)

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International break could be a blessing in disguise for Newcastle United

After a very positive second-half display against Sunderland.

There is a brief sense of optimism and hope that Newcastle can still claw themselves out of the relegation zone. (more…)

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Can Rafa Benitez steer Newcastle United to safety?

Even though the transfer window doesn’t open officially until July.

Few would deny that Newcastle United have perhaps already made the signing of the year. (more…)

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Premier League relegation battle: Who will go down with Aston Villa?

Everyone has pretty much agreed that Aston Villa are going to be relegated this season;

Lying 12 points away from safety with only seven games remaining, their season is dead. (more…)

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The real issues behind Chelsea’s dramatic malaise

Thousands of column inches have been written in the past weeks.

Trying to find the specific reason for the malaise at Chelsea. (more…)

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Is it feasible for Rafa Benitez to persist with Gareth Bale through the middle?

In a week where Dele Alli became the youngest player to score a Premier League goal for Tottenham since Gareth Bale vs Arsenal in September 2007,

You get the sense Bale wouldn’t have minded jumping back in a time machine and returning to that moment of unbridled joy eight years ago. (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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True love is tough for the average football fan

In the wake of Frank Lampard’s loan transfer to Manchester City,

Steven McBain examines the situation surrounding the Chelsea Legend and disgruntled Blues fans. (more…)

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Premier League managers: Reality vs expectations

All football fans have to weigh up their expectations and their realism in regards to their football team

.. and to an even greater degree so do the owners of said football clubs. (more…)

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The alternative league table – Part 3

The idea of this list is to rank Premier League clubs based on who runs each club.

The focus isn’t just on the money that is spent on wages and transfers fees. (more…)

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Player in focus: Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres.

Considered as one of the best strikers in the world a matter of years ago by not only Liverpool fans but world football fans. (more…)

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A closer look at Liverpool’s top 4 chances

The 2012/13 Premier League season was another horrid campaign for Liverpool FC.

A seventh place finish and no European football for the upcoming season, Brendan Rodgers’ side were hitting somewhat of a decline with them looking like a mere shadow of the constant Champions League qualifying Liverpool teams of the past decade. (more…)

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Roberto Di Matteo: His journey so far

Roberto Di Matteo was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland to Italian parents in 1970.

He has enjoyed a remarkable journey in football since first appearing for his local club, FC Schaffhausen aged 18, in 1988. (more…)

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Who do Manchester United really need to sign?

A lot of the transfer speculation over the past fortnight has been centred around who Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes will try to sign.

With names such as Gareth Bale, Cesc Fabregas and Cristiano Ronaldo being thrown around, Moyes looks like he wants to make a massive statement of intent during this window. (more…)

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