Sturridge Has To Step Up In Place Of Drogba
Sturridge Has To Step Up In Place Of Drogba

The top four heavyweights in the Premier League are all immense forces it has to be said, but they are most tested when without their talisman. Look at Liverpool without Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard, and how Arsenal have at times struggled without Robin Van Persie against Sunderland and Burnley. […]

Blossoming Bellamy Excelled Under Hughes
Blossoming Bellamy Excelled Under Hughes

He has a record of 1 goal in every 3 games and has captained his country in a career spanning over a decade and eight different clubs, but this season Manchester City finally brought the very best out of Craig Bellamy. Bellamy has a record of 7 goals in 15 […]

Should Managers Be Forced To Shake Hands?
Should Managers Be Forced To Shake Hands?

After Mark Hughes’ Manchester City side produced a 3-0 victory Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Carling Cup quarter-finals last night, Hughes was found looking unsuccessfully for his counterpart Wenger before the traditional post-match shake of hands. Wenger of course is no stranger to controversy and rarely retreats in his opinions […]

Bruce’s Masterplan Downs Big Guns Again
Bruce’s Masterplan Downs Big Guns Again

Like a lower league side strutting their stuff in the latter rounds of the FA Cup, Steve Bruce is transforming his Sunderland side into one of the biggest upset merchants in the Premiership. The Black Cats’ latest scalp was a 1-0 victory at home to Arsenal. Bruce’s side have now […]

Poetic Justice As Drogba Has Last Laugh Against United
Poetic Justice As Drogba Has Last Laugh Against United

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba is a man who has a beautiful ability to make headlines, be it good or bad. This weekend, he was the victim of a shocking tackle, no, make that assault from Manchester United’s Johnny Evans. He then had the last laugh, darting across Edwin Van Der Sar […]

Premier League Catches Up With “Big Four”
Premier League Catches Up With “Big Four”

Just two months into the 2009-2010 season, the “big four” of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have lost 10 matches combined. Compare that with 18 matches lost by the league’s elite combined in the entirety of last season, and it’s clear that either the big four are weaker, or […]

Zola and Pearce Can Nurture Unpolished Gem
Zola and Pearce Can Nurture Unpolished Gem

Stuart Pearce’s England U21 squad for last Friday’s European U21 Championship qualifier against Macedonia included players from towns such as Essex, Doncaster and Basingstoke; so it was ironic that a man born in Jamaica, the island nation in the Greater Antilles with a population of just 2.8 million, would steal […]

Martinez’s Wigan Steal Weekend’s Headlines
Martinez’s Wigan Steal Weekend’s Headlines

Roberto Martinez is a man who worked wonders with Swansea City in his two seasons at the club, leading them to League One glory in 2007-2008 and then guiding the Welsh side to an unexpected 8th place finish last season in the Championship. At Premier League Wigan Athletic, he has […]

England Fringe Strikers Scoring For Fun Before World Cup
England Fringe Strikers Scoring For Fun Before World Cup

Fabio Capello has always been consistent with his selections, and in four of England’s last five matches, it has been Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Aston Villa’s Emile Heskey who have been England’s starting marksman and both can be considered as shoe-ins for England World Cup squad. However, competition for […]

Are Madrid and City’s Millions Good Or Bad For The Game?
Are Madrid and City’s Millions Good Or Bad For The Game?

If you told a hardened rugby or cricket aficionado that Real Madrid and Manchester City had spent around £340m between them this Summer, they would tell you the old cliché that football is just about money and big egos as opposed to other sports. Do they have a point? You […]