Are The Three Lions Losing Out On Future Stars?
Are The Three Lions Losing Out On Future Stars?

We’ve all seen Victor Moses play before, but when his previous club Crystal Palace side traveled to lowly Reading in December 2009, he owned the pitch he played on and his stock rose considerably. Then 18, Moses scored a long-range curled effort, and his second came as he powered through […]

Walcott Can Provide Key To Unlock Barcelona
Walcott Can Provide Key To Unlock Barcelona

With four matches still to play in February, including the thrilling prospect of tomorrow’s Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona, many speculated that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might begin to dig deeper into his squad players. However, during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, the jewels in Arsenal’s crown, Robin […]

Zigic Triggers Birmingham Striking Impetus
Zigic Triggers Birmingham Striking Impetus

During Birmingham City’s nerve-jangling 2-2 draw with Manchester City last week, Nikola Zigic’s 23rd minute equaliser was the first time a Birmingham striker has netted in the Premier League since November. That’s a staggering 937 minutes of action without one of their marksmen beating a keeper. With their recent cup […]

The Value Of Charlie Adam
The Value Of Charlie Adam

As the wintry January chill sets in, the transfer window is also upon us. And with clubs needing to dig deeper to find hidden gems with big clubs largely inactive, Midlands rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City are reportedly engaged in hot pursuit of Blackpool trickster Charlie Adam. His manager […]

Promoted Teams Providing Entertainment
Promoted Teams Providing Entertainment

In a week holding fixtures such as Blackburn Rovers-Chelsea and Arsenal-West Ham United, you can be forgiven for being surprised at the lack of goal-fests. Chelsea and Arsenal stumbled towards unspectacular wins, whilst Manchester United undid Tottenham Hotspur with a comedy goal on their way to a 2-0 victory. And […]

England Fringe Strikers Must Grasp Rare Opportunity
England Fringe Strikers Must Grasp Rare Opportunity

Sunderland forward Darren Bent has a right to feel hard-done-by in terms of his international career. Since making his debut under Sven-Goran Eriksson against Uruguay in March 2006, Bent has won just six more caps. Considering he has scored 65 goals in 147 Premier League appearances since then, you might […]

Are Fans Right To Boo Their Players?
Are Fans Right To Boo Their Players?

After watching his forlorn West Ham United side lose 3-1 against Bolton Wanderers this weekend, manager Avram Grant slammed the fans who booed their penalty-missing striker Carlton Cole. Whilst not possessing the goal-getting attributes of Wayne Rooney or Darren Bent, Cole has been a valuable striker for the Hammers, with […]

Spirited Seasiders Await Season Of Sunshine
Spirited Seasiders Await Season Of Sunshine

As 4,000 Blackpool fans roared their side on in a sea of tangerine at Wigan Athletic, it seems that last weekend’s 4-0 victory will not be the only moment to savour for Ian Holloway’s men this season. The seaside club are ironically enough in a fantastic position of being favourites […]

The World Cup's Top 10 EPL Players
The World Cup's Top 10 EPL Players

New pretenders emerged in the likes of Germany’s Jerome Boetang and Mexico’s Javier Hernandez in South Africa. However, the likes of Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka faltered as their nations endured dissapointing, early exits. Dirk Kuyt was a creative hub in the wheels of Holland’s charge to the […]

Analysis Of The Rivals – Part 3: Slovenia
Analysis Of The Rivals – Part 3: Slovenia

Life is rosy if you are a Slovenian football fan. Not only have the Slovenians qualified for a World Cup for the second time, their Prime Minister Borut Pahor also cleaned the team’s boots as a reward, a charming act showing how football can emphasize a sense of community in […]

Analysis Of The Rivals Part 2: Algeria
Analysis Of The Rivals Part 2: Algeria

Algeria’s path to South Africa was nothing short of explosive. Their savage rivalry with Egypt produced incredible displays of passion and shocking, barbaric violence. England’s second group opponents lost 2-0 to their bitter rivals in their last qualifying match, after seething Egyptian fans pelted the Algerian’s team bus with missiles. […]

Analysis Of England's Rivals, Part 1: USA
Analysis Of England's Rivals, Part 1: USA

US football has come on leaps and bounds in the last two decades. When the US hosted the World Cup in 1994, most of their squad had never played in a professional league. Fast forward to present day and Major League Soccer is becoming a huge brand with star names […]

Who Will Keep Goal For England?
Who Will Keep Goal For England?

England have always had a great tradition for goalkeepers, the likes of Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton are legends, and David Seaman was dependable for well over a decade and kept goal for his country in four straight major tournaments. However, in recent years, the likes of David James and […]

Bale Rockets From Zero To Hero
Bale Rockets From Zero To Hero

It has been an emotionally draining week for Tottenham Hotspur. After losing 2-0 to Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final, Spurs regrouped wonderfully and scored a sensational 2-1 victory over bitter rivals Arsenal. They then stunned a lethargic looking Chelsea side by the same score, a result that will again […]

The Beauty Of The Ugly Relegation Scrap
The Beauty Of The Ugly Relegation Scrap

Speaking as a Reading fan, I remember the day vividly. In my time away at University in Portsmouth, we were playing Middlesbrough away in an utter dog fight of a match in 2007/2008. This was not going to be pretty, with both teams languishing in the relegation zone, the deepest, […]

Moyes Continues Everton Midas Touch
Moyes Continues Everton Midas Touch

On August 15th 2009, Everton faced Arsenal on a sun drenched, season opener and lost 6-1. Joleon Lescott pulled on a royal blue shirt that afternoon despite reinforcing his desire to leave Goodison Park and angering manager David Moyes. The team were without influential performers such as Phil Jagielka and […]

Two Tourists Soaked At Camp Nou
Two Tourists Soaked At Camp Nou

It is always an enlightening and captivating experience heading to a foreign country. The sense of the sheer unknown and undiscovered unfolding in front of your very eyes is unique to say the least. Barcelona, the heart of Spain’s Catalan community is no different. Spain’s second biggest town is particularly […]

09/10's Best Premiership Signings
09/10's Best Premiership Signings

In the days where the sun is still ablaze in the sky at 9pm, there is nothing more gripping than staying glued to rumours about new transfers for your club on Sky Sports News and the Internet. Be it a youthful Spanish prodigy or an established International, it is the […]