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The biggest disappointments of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup competitions tend to produce fairy tale scenarios,

But there are almost always shocking outcomes as well; (more…)

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What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)

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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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10 best Premier League Summer signings

We’ve had the 10 worst Premier League signings.

Now here are the 10 best Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window. They are in no particular order. (more…)

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Javier Mascherano immense in Barcelona’s crucial derby win

It takes a brave and selfless man to announce the following:

“It’s obvious that, for Barcelona’s style, it’s better that (Sergio) Busquets plays than that I play.” (more…)

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Could Barcelona countenance selling Lionel Messi?

We all love a transfer story.

And which one could possibly be bigger than Barcelona selling an unhappy Lionel Messi? (more…)

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The case for Manuel Neuer to win the Ballon d’Or

With FIFA having announced the final three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

Given to the best player in world football for a given year, debate has raged over who should win the award this time around. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Group B preview

Without a shadow of a doubt, Group B is poised to be packed with thrilling matches considering the quality of the teams included.

With both Spain and Netherlands set to battle it out to finish first in the group. (more…)

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Is Ronaldo truly better than Messi?

The Ballon d’Or is meant to settle the argument as to who is the best in the world.

In recent years Lionel Messi had dominated and he was widely regarded as the best player on the planet. (more…)

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The future’s bright, the future’s foreign

The standard of English football has dropped severely in the last twenty years,

and this once-great footballing nation has no chance of breaking their 47-year-wait for a trophy anytime soon. (more…)

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Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona – much more than just clubs

Barcelona is a team that are known the world over.

Over their history some of the greatest players in the game have appeared for Barça from Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to Gary Lineker and Rivaldo. (more…)

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The best team of the past decade

Over the past ten years, the football world has been blessed with an overwhelming array of world-class talent.

I have decided to take on the highly debated topic which many of us may never agree on; who is the best XI from the past decade? (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or: How do you win it?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes.

Spot the odd one out. (more…)

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FIFA Ballon d’Or: The front runners

In the modern era of football trophies are everything.

Being part of a side that wins the Champions League is possibly much more appealing than being crowned PFA Player of the Year or something along those lines. (more…)

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Anfield Iron: Is this what we need?

As my nose is to the grindstone in the proverbial 9-5 that good old Dolly told us about..

So to distract myself I ‘tumble outta bed and stumble to Twitter for a daily dose of light heartedness, WTF moments and good old fashioned footie chat. (more…)

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