Chris Winterburn

@Chriswin4 on Twitter. A freelance football writer for hire. Indulges in all forms of the beautiful game from the Premier League to the Copa Libertadores. Always up for a discussion on football in general or something I have written myself.
Preview of the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season
Preview of the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season

The Premier League’s newly signed mammoth television deal was always going to have a knock-on impact for the rest of Europe’s top footballing leagues. However, nobody has felt it more than the French Ligue 1 with a huge number of stars opting to move to England this summer. The likes […]

talkSPORT plans to launch second radio station; What soccer fans can expect
talkSPORT plans to launch second radio station; What soccer fans can expect

Popular UK-based sports radio station talkSPORT is planning on expanding its coverage with the launch of a second sports channel. talkSPORT has confirmed it is involved in one of the bids for a new UK digital radio license. Ofcom, the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries, […]

Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League
Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League

Despite the public display of opposition to the television model used by the Premier League by supporters of FC Bayern Munich this past weekend (see below), it now appears that the German Bundesliga is contemplating a scheduling change to compete with England’s top flight. According to a report published by ESPN FC, the Bundesliga […]

English giants Liverpool set to tour Australia in July 2015
English giants Liverpool set to tour Australia in July 2015

Liverpool Football Club have today announced that the club will take its annual pre-season tour to Australia this summer with matches set in July in both Adelaide and Brisbane, which is the Reds’ very first visits to each of these cities. It will be the first chance to see what […]

What is Manchester United’s best starting XI and formation?
What is Manchester United’s best starting XI and formation?

Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Cambridge United of League 2 was the latest in a string of disappointing performances which have plagued Louis van Gaal’s team since the Christmas period. Fans are outwardly displaying their discontent at Van Gaal’s use of a 5-3-2 formation with the players still not looking […]

Jermain Defoe Will Help Keep Sunderland in the Premier League
Jermain Defoe Will Help Keep Sunderland in the Premier League

The deal to take Jermain Defoe to Sunderland in exchange for Jozy Altidore is nearing completion with the agreement of terms that will take Altidore to Toronto the only thing holding up official confirmation from the Wearside club. Defoe is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium […]

Vincent Tan Backtracks And Gives Cardiff Fans What They Want: Blue Home Shirts
Vincent Tan Backtracks And Gives Cardiff Fans What They Want: Blue Home Shirts

Ever since Vincent Tan took control of Cardiff City in 2010, the club has been embroiled in several high-profile cases of intrigue including the shock dismissal of Malky Mackay with the club in the Premier League, then the resulting fallout from the Scotsman’s dismissal and the reasons behind it. However, the […]

Go Back In Time to See What English Soccer Was Like In the 1960s [VIDEO]
Go Back In Time to See What English Soccer Was Like In the 1960s [VIDEO]

If you ever wanted to see how different the game of soccer is on and off the field compared to yesteryear, the following video (entitled Saturday Fever from The Rank Organization) is a prime example. Featuring footage of Tottenham against Manchester City in the 1960 season, as well as clips of […]

Why Signing Andrej Kramaric Could Keep Leicester City in the Premier League
Why Signing Andrej Kramaric Could Keep Leicester City in the Premier League

It appears we are now awaiting only official confirmation from Leicester City that the club have completed the signing of highly rated 23-year-old forward Andrej Kramaric from Croatian club Rijeka, following various reports that he has signed a deal with the club. These reports were then substantiated by a leaking […]

Angel di Maria Return Can Help Louis Van Gaal in More Ways Than One
Angel di Maria Return Can Help Louis Van Gaal in More Ways Than One

Despite a laboured performance in parts, Manchester United will come away from the trip to Huish Park on Sunday buoyed not just by the result but also the return of the club’s superstar, club record signing Angel Di Maria who marked his return to the first-team with a well taken […]

West Bromwich Albion Sack Alan Irvine After 1 Win in Last 9 Games
West Bromwich Albion Sack Alan Irvine After 1 Win in Last 9 Games

Alan Irvine’s near 7 month long spell in charge at West Bromwich Albion has reached its ugly end, and in truth it always did seem destined to end this way given the completely left-field nature of the appointment by chairman Jeremy Peace last summer. The Scotsman, who has become increasingly unpopular amongst […]

Analyzing the Top 5 Managerial Appointments of 2014
Analyzing the Top 5 Managerial Appointments of 2014

2014 has seen a whole host of managerial comings and goings despite the Premier League having a rather uncharacteristically quiet first half of the 2014-15 campaign in that regard. That being said, here are the top five managerial appointments of the calendar year. 5. Massimiliano Allegri: Juventus (Appointed July 2014) […]

Analyzing The Top 5 Signings of 2014
Analyzing The Top 5 Signings of 2014

With 2014 now approaching its climax, it is time to assess the signings who have excelled after making a move in 2014. Not every signing will be a hit, as we have seen with great regularity in the Premier League over recent seasons however here five of the best signings […]

U.S International Jozy Altidore Continues to Disappoint at Sunderland
U.S International Jozy Altidore Continues to Disappoint at Sunderland

If anything was to sum up Jozy Altidore’s one-and-a-half year spell with Sunderland then it is the embarrassing moment when the United States forward failed to connect with the ball just yards away from an open goal against West Ham United last weekend. The former Villarreal starlet has managed to […]

Player Ratings: AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2
Player Ratings: AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2

Manchester City secured their spot in the last sixteen of this season’s UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory away from home at the Stadio Olimpico this evening as AS Roma failed to make best use of their home advantage, despite having arguably the best chances of the match inside […]

Player Ratings: Southampton 1 Manchester United 2
Player Ratings: Southampton 1 Manchester United 2

In a match between two teams managed by Dutchmen, Manchester United took the spoils as Robin van Persie’s brace took United to a rather fortuitous win in a match littered with errors from both sides. Southampton Fraser Forster – 4 The summer signing had little to do all evening but […]