Write AFC Bournemouth off at your own peril
Write AFC Bournemouth off at your own peril

This year, despite being a superb attacking team, AFC Bournemouth have had to suffer the indignity of being labelled as easy pickings for the established Premier League giants. It’s frustrating for a soccer fan like me to see a team who were as good as Bournemouth last season automatically written […]

Sheffield Wednesday supporters feeling optimistic ahead of new season
Sheffield Wednesday supporters feeling optimistic ahead of new season

  The term “Sleeping Giant” is an overused cliché often used for clubs who have fallen on hard times, whose better days are a distant memory or highlight footage that is only available in black and white. The Football League is littered with clubs who at one point or another […]

Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works
Analyzing How The World Cup Bidding Process Works

For many people, whilst football has continued to grow around the world, one thing still seems to be shrouded in mystery. How do you bid to host the World Cup? As viewing figures continue to grow across the world, the games global reach now spans everywhere from South Korea to […]

11 Most Entertaining Pitch Invaders In Soccer History [VIDEO]
11 Most Entertaining Pitch Invaders In Soccer History [VIDEO]

The pitch invasion. Once a rare spectacle that would often be mentioned by commentators or pundits, but hardly ever seen. Here in the UK, cameras would pan to other areas of the ground or cut back to the studio. The thinking was to show such incidents would encourage them, despite […]

Five Things Not To Buy A Football Fan For Christmas
Five Things Not To Buy A Football Fan For Christmas

So the clock ticks ever closer to the season of goodwill and as a self confessed lover of Christmas, a word of warning for fellow football fans hoping to receive that special something in their Christmas stocking or under the tree. As the years have gone by, I have sometimes […]

Ah Mike Ashley, How I've Missed You
Ah Mike Ashley, How I've Missed You

There was something inevitable about Chris Hughton’s sacking today, almost if after the last few weeks, it was a case of when rather than why. I was extremely critical of Mike Ashley’s reign in the season that Newcastle United were relegated and yet here we are again, two years on […]

Chelsea Face A Crucial Month
Chelsea Face A Crucial Month

October ended with Chelsea looking imperious and pulling away from the chasing pack at the top of the Premiership. The side seemed to playing with such verve and spirit that I simply couldn’t see where any worthy challenge could come from. Manchester United were struggling to hit any real form, […]

So Who Should Tottenham Look To Buy In January?
So Who Should Tottenham Look To Buy In January?

Harry Redknapp was right to be bullish after Saturdays amazing fight back against Arsenal at the Emirates, for too long Tottenham have promised much and delivered little. Spending wise Tottenham have ploughed millions in the club with little real achievement to show for it, but under Redknapp the club has […]

Will This Really Be The Closest Premiership Ever?
Will This Really Be The Closest Premiership Ever?

Well, I have to admit I’m perplexed by some of the performances of the Premierships traditional powerhouses this season. A month ago, most people would have been hard pressed to think anyone could trouble Chelsea for the title, now 6 points separate the top 6 sides. Suddenly, a real title […]

Why No Praise For West Bromwich Albion
Why No Praise For West Bromwich Albion

One of the things that has surprised me this season is the lack of praise being thrown towards Roberto Di Matteo and his very impressive West Bromwich Albion side. Of the three promoted sides, Blackpool have the best manager for soundbites, Newcastle have some off the field issues and strange […]

The Rebirth Of Johan Elmander
The Rebirth Of Johan Elmander

When Bolton paid a club record fee of £8.2 million for the Swedish striker Johan Elmander, a few eyebrows were raised. Yet, the former Toulouse striker had been one of the most consistent players in the French league during his time for the Téfécé and had built a reputation as […]

Birmingham City Are Tough To Love
Birmingham City Are Tough To Love

Being unbeaten at home for one of the smaller Premiership sides is something that should always be celebrated but at Birmingham City, things are never that simple. They have now equaled the clubs longest unbeaten home record of 18 games, it hides another story entirely. Now, 6 games in, the […]

Wolves: So Little To Show For So Much Effort.
Wolves: So Little To Show For So Much Effort.

Another Premier League game, another defeat and you’d be mistaken for thinking Wolves were a side struggling to play football. Oddly, Wolves have lost the last 3 league games when they probably deserved so much more for their efforts. After running Fulham so close at Craven Cottage, with two defensive […]

Houllier Needs To Hit The Ground Running
Houllier Needs To Hit The Ground Running

So after a somewhat belated start to his managerial career at Villa Park, Gerard Houllier will need little time to assimilate himself back in to the rigours of English football. His six year stint at Liverpool is still fresh in the memory for many, especially for landing us with El […]

Transfer Deadline Day Still Gives Us No Clues
Transfer Deadline Day Still Gives Us No Clues

Here in the U.K, Sky Sports News have been trailing Transfer Deadline day for two weeks. For many viewers, the strained excitement of the presenters trying to display uncontrollable excitement over minor transfer dealings is something of a running joke. The memory of a half frozen reporter standing outside the […]