Southampton Show There is Life After Summer Fire Sale
Southampton Show There is Life After Summer Fire Sale

After enduring a somewhat turbulent summer, Southampton began their season away to a Liverpool team that purchased three of their key performers last season. Whilst the result went against them, it was the manner of their performance that should fill fans of the Saints with optimism for the remainder of […]

Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus Make Major Statement; Match Highlights [VIDEO]
Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus Make Major Statement; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Salvador has played host to some of the tournament’s most exciting games, so a lot was expected before the meeting of these European neighbors and it didn’t disappoint particularly if you were of a French disposition. France dominated the early proceedings with Benzema shooting narrowly wide on five minutes. After […]

Majestic Arjen Robben Puts Spain to the Sword
Majestic Arjen Robben Puts Spain to the Sword

Today we witnessed the complete performance from one of the world’s finest footballers Arjen Robben in a 5-1 Netherlands win over reining World Champion Spain. Work rate and desire were just two of the key components of an eye-catching performance from the Netherlands outstanding number eleven. Initially beginning by playing […]

Will Brazil Have Difficulty Emerging from a Tough Group?
Will Brazil Have Difficulty Emerging from a Tough Group?

Widely heralded as favorites for this summer’s World Cup, Brazil appear to have unshakable momentum owing to last summer’s impressive Confederations cup triumph. However, the suspicion remains certainly from this writer’s perspective that emerging from their group may be the most difficult obstacle they encounter during the tournament. A group […]

Top 5 Premier League Teams From 1992-2013 Revealed
Top 5 Premier League Teams From 1992-2013 Revealed

Since its inception, the Premier League has witnessed some phenomenal teams. Some are universally celebrated, but others never garner the attention they truly deserve. Remaining impartial, my breakdown of the top five teams was not decided solely by what the teams won. My fundamental criteria was the manner in which […]

Why A Move For Nani Away From Manchester United Is The Best Move
Why A Move For Nani Away From Manchester United Is The Best Move

The impending departure of Nani from Manchester United evokes more questions than answers. Undoubtedly talented, arguably the most skilful member of the present United squad, Nani is an enigma. His departure from the Premier League is certainly a negative in terms of entertainment, but unfortunately given a player of his […]

James McCarthy Would Be An Ideal Signing For Arsenal, Spurs or Everton
James McCarthy Would Be An Ideal Signing For Arsenal, Spurs or Everton

As the transfer season is now in full swing, one player that will arguably be crucial to the plight of several leading Premier League teams is James McCarthy. A skilled midfielder who has certainly achieved all he can at Wigan, the question as to where he ends up next season […]

Time is Running Out For Arsenal To Secure Champions League Place
Time is Running Out For Arsenal To Secure Champions League Place

As the sun sets on another enthralling Premier League season, Arsenal are once again vying for Champions League football. Is this a surprise? No. Is this unacceptable? Yes. Clearly, investment is a word often associated with Arsenal, but for many wrong reasons. Losing their best and only world class player […]

The Problem with Manchester United Wingers Nani, Young and Valencia
The Problem with Manchester United Wingers Nani, Young and Valencia

After watching Monday night’s somewhat fortunate victory over Reading, I was left with a keen sense of frustration at the inconsistent nature of the Manchester United wide men currently at the club. Obviously the performance of Nani exuded attacking flair and skill that was a delight to witness, but unfortunately […]

Why Danny Welbeck is Manchester United’s Weak Link
Why Danny Welbeck is Manchester United’s Weak Link

Challenging on three fronts coming into February, Manchester United are beginning to draw comparisons with their 1999 treble winning team particularly in terms of their forward department. However, something is amiss. The continued presence of Danny Welbeck is baffling and something that has not been questioned enough as the season […]

Is Criticism of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Really Justified?
Is Criticism of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Really Justified?

Since Manchester United’s opening game of the Premier League campaign, one player has attracted large pockets of criticism that to my mind is baffling. While it was clear from his lackluster display against Everton, Rooney isn’t yet 100%, but can all the criticism of him be justified? Rooney, after playing […]

Everton: Unlikely Challengers for Premier League Glory
Everton: Unlikely Challengers for Premier League Glory

While only two games have elapsed so far in the Premier League season, one of the most noticeable occurrences from these games has been the form of Everton. Certainly the Toffees are a side that have always garnered respect across the league for years, yet their start indicates that this […]

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Chance to Make A Statement of Intent
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Chance to Make A Statement of Intent

Sunday’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester City certainly poses a lot of questions for both teams. Will Manchester City cope without the services of their talismanic Argentinian goal machine Sergio Aguero? Will Liverpool be able to nullify the threat of Manchester City with the loss of arguably their best defender […]

Why I Still Believe Ireland Can Qualify for Euro 2012 Quarterfinals
Why I Still Believe Ireland Can Qualify for Euro 2012 Quarterfinals

Certainly, Ireland’s first foray into international tournament football in over ten years did not yield the outcome many had hoped for. Nevertheless, in spite of being largely outplayed and surprisingly outfought by an athletic and silky Croatian team, Ireland’s tournament is far from over. Next up for this Irish team […]

Is the Premier League In Decline?
Is the Premier League In Decline?

For years the Premier League has been branded as the “best” league in modern day football. Yet as this season has shown, this statement can no longer be the case. The abject failure of many English clubs in Europe has totally transformed the myth and the reality is something altogether […]

Why Wolves Should Not Have Sacked Mick McCarthy
Why Wolves Should Not Have Sacked Mick McCarthy

Having watched the gutless performance exhibited by the Wolverhampton Wanderers players yesterday, I was expecting a response but certainly not this. First off, Wolves is still in with a great chance of avoiding relegation and to get rid of the manager at this stage of the season defies logic. Mick […]