What Kevin Nolan Leaving Newcastle United Will Mean For The Toon
What Kevin Nolan Leaving Newcastle United Will Mean For The Toon

So Kevin Nolan is on his way from Newcastle United to Upton Park. Surprisingly, the Newcastle skipper rejected a new contract at St James’ Park in favour of a move down a division to the Hammers. At first glance, this is not good news for Newcastle. A solid first season […]

Why We Need Fewer Matches in the Premier League, Not More
Why We Need Fewer Matches in the Premier League, Not More

I would say that this season has probably seen me watch less football than I have done for quite a while. First an admission. I got engaged, started a new job and started the process of moving house. And yet I feel more passionate about the game now than I […]

Is Extreme Partisanship Bad For Football?
Is Extreme Partisanship Bad For Football?

The partisan nature of football is one of the greatest things about the sport. It gives us the chance to get behind one team, to share banter with opposing fans and feel that ecstatic high when our team wins. But do we take things too far? I am not talking […]

A Few Thoughts About Hope and Sunderland FC
A Few Thoughts About Hope and Sunderland FC

That most alluring of feelings is what football fans breathe. The hope that this season might be the one, the hope that today we might just beat them. It is the reason we all get so excited in the middle of August and on the first weekend of January. Hope is the reason that we keep following our team, even though all logic suggests that we have no chance.

Has Wayne Rooney Killed Football?
Has Wayne Rooney Killed Football?

Has football finally jumped off the cliff? In a week where we were treated to an utterly enthralling Champions League game at the San Siro and the emotional scoring return to the Emirates of Eduardo, the biggest stories were one player’s greed and the near collapse of a team that […]