Support Your Local Non-League Club This International Break
Support Your Local Non-League Club This International Break

The Premier League season has ground to a halt as the first international break of the season means that there will be no Premier League or Championship fixtures this weekend. Whilst only a small percentage of fans that would normally travel to watch their club play will be at Wembley […]

Why FIFA Must Tread Carefully When Merging Football With Technology
Why FIFA Must Tread Carefully When Merging Football With Technology

The contrasting World Cup fortunes of Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez have inadvertently re-opened up the debate around the use of video technology at the highest level of the game. In the space of one day of the World Cup both Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez were affected by controversial refereeing decisions. […]

World Cup South Africa 2010 – Is this the Year of the Underdog?
World Cup South Africa 2010 – Is this the Year of the Underdog?

As the final whistle shrieked like a gunshot into the eardrums of the Italians and sent the Slovakians into delirious celebrations in Johannesburg, the second giant killing of the tournament sent goose bumps down the spines of the millions, if not billions of people watching across the globe. I watched […]

The BBC's England World Cup Rallying Cry
The BBC's England World Cup Rallying Cry

The offices, factories and roads of England will fall silent at 3pm GMT today as virtually the entire population pause to watch the national sides final group game of the World Cup. The nation will collectively hold its breath once more, as the hope and torment of the England national […]

Download the FREE EPL Talk Toolbar For Latest WC 2010 News
Download the FREE EPL Talk Toolbar For Latest WC 2010 News

With all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for worthwhile material can be a nightmare. This is why I have, in association with The Gaffer, created the EPL Talk toolbar. It allows you to find the latest football news, blogs, […]

The World Cup Summary Week One- How Is Your Team Doing?
The World Cup Summary Week One- How Is Your Team Doing?

So the World Cup is now a week old, every team has played at least once. It is now becoming clear whether your team was a sound bet or as dodgy as a Northern Rock balance sheet. There have already been a few surprises, and those following a minnow may have […]

World Cup Drinking Game Update
World Cup Drinking Game Update

They say that you learn from your experiences and no statement is truer than with a drinking/bingo game, sadly my original effort was not realistic enough, there were not enough points scored or drinks consumed. Therefore with the Vuvela’s cracking off, goalkeeping gaffes and lack of excitement in the tournament so […]

South Africa 2010 World Cup Bingo/Drinking Game
South Africa 2010 World Cup Bingo/Drinking Game

The World Cup is here; there is nothing better than watching the games with friends, having a few drinks and watching a game of football.  In case the football is not quite enough on it’s own to entertain you, this World Cup bingo/drinking game could possibly make things more interesting. […]

The Power of Cabanga: Can Positive Thinking Win England the World Cup?
The Power of Cabanga: Can Positive Thinking Win England the World Cup?

It would not be a World Cup for England without a few injury problems and general chaos. However Middlesborough born football legend Chris Kamara, or should I say Chris Cabanga, has other come up with his own strategy to propel England to glory despite the chaos. Apparently he has sought […]

The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad
The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad

Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 players, meaning that 7 players will soon receive the dreaded […]

Download the Free EPL Talk Toolbar
Download the Free EPL Talk Toolbar

The World Cup is agonizingly close, I seem to be spending all my time thinking, reading, or talking about it. However with all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for worthwhile material can be a nightmare. This is why I […]

Chelsea Double Ends 16 years of FA Cup Hurt
Chelsea Double Ends 16 years of FA Cup Hurt

If taken in context this title may, I confess be a little misleading due to Chelsea’s recent success in the competition. As holders there has been little FA Cup hurt experienced by Chelsea fans in the last few years. I am however speaking from a personal perspective, since queuing up […]

Chelsea Win The League: A Fans View of the Final Day
Chelsea Win The League: A Fans View of the Final Day

As everyone with more than a passing interest in the game will be aware Chelsea won the Premiership on the 9th of May. For this reason I have decided to tell anyone who wants to listen my match day experiences, rather than regurgitate the match reports and analysis of the mainstream media.

Playing Your Rivals: Why Losing Is Not An Option
Playing Your Rivals: Why Losing Is Not An Option

As the Chelsea versus Manchester United game approaches, the office banter reminds me how many fans  come out of the woodwork around the time of the big matches regardless of the team they follow. Beating a rival or top club is about more than league position to most, whenever two teams that have support in the […]

Premier League Form XI
Premier League Form XI

The saying goes that ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’ and on many levels this holds true, however such a huge part of professional sport is the mental aspect of the game, which at the highest level can be just as, if not more important than the physical aspect. With just 8 or […]