John Terry and the FA: A Proportionate Response?
John Terry and the FA: A Proportionate Response?

So after last week’s verdict, John Terry is guilty according to the FA.  But he’s not guilty according to Westminster magistrates court.  Yes but he is still guilty….. or, well, not guilty.  Ok, he’s guiltily not guilty.  Clear?  Good, glad that’s sorted. Depending on who you listen to it’s either […]

Understanding English Footballers: Is James Milner the Key?
Understanding English Footballers: Is James Milner the Key?

James Milner is a player who I have admired and been confused by in equal measures for some time now.  How could he leave Aston Villa where he was highly regarded, played brilliantly and led the team, and then go to Manchester City to be a sub?  How could he […]

Swansea City Is At Liberty to Reach New Heights This Season
Swansea City Is At Liberty to Reach New Heights This Season

At the moment, comments abound about people “speaking too soon” this season and I think for the most part that sentiment is well founded.  The sensible pragmatist stays well clear of this type of comment, the worst place to have egg is on your face and there is nothing eggier […]

Everton FC; The Premier League Club That Gets Little to No Respect
Everton FC; The Premier League Club That Gets Little to No Respect

Last year I ruined the beginning of a perfectly good holiday in the south of France by sitting in my rental car outside an Internet cafe stealing WiFi in order to listen to Everton against Queens Park Rangers. Full of expectation and excitement, about Everton’s season starting with a bang […]