The Lonesome Death of Joey Barton’s Career
The Lonesome Death of Joey Barton’s Career

Joey Barton is a controversial man. Whether it is the past he is so desperate to get away from or his obvious attempts to speak out on issues in order to be the centre of attention, he has constantly been in the media spotlight for the majority of his footballing […]

Match-Fixing in Football: How Much Goes On That We Don’t Know About?
Match-Fixing in Football: How Much Goes On That We Don’t Know About?

“Money doesn’t talk, it swears” – Bob Dylan The Italian Serie A started the season with newly promoted Atalanta at the foot of the table, after the club faced a points deduction due to match-fixing in Italian Serie B. I was disappointed to learn that the player at the centre […]

Emmanuel Eboue and the Racism Debate Being Wrongly Used to Sell Papers
Emmanuel Eboue and the Racism Debate Being Wrongly Used to Sell Papers

Yesterday afternoon, before I set off for work, I saw Emmanuel Eboue trending on Twitter, so I just had to click. I’ve always had a soft spot for Eboue, whether it’s because of his bizarre warm ups or when he is pretending that he is fluent in Korean. Unfortunately this […]

Euro 2012: Italian Renaissance or Rebuilding Job?
Euro 2012: Italian Renaissance or Rebuilding Job?

Italy have had a solid qualifying campaign for Euro 2012, which has seen the side go unbeaten and concede a mere two goals. The side has also looked impressive in some recent friendlies, beating World Champions Spain 2-1 back in August. Although it could be argued that the Spain squad […]

Farewell to My Beloved Newcastle United Squad
Farewell to My Beloved Newcastle United Squad

Thursday saw the sale of Newcastle United captain, top goal scorer and fan favourite Kevin Nolan to West Ham United, a move that left the Toon Army shocked and hurt once again. Although Kevin Nolan wasn’t a spectacular footballer, he was a player who had that rare instinct to be […]

The English FA: Corrupt and Pathetic
The English FA: Corrupt and Pathetic

Everyone has had their own personal go at FIFA over the past few months, with most of the English nation angry that they didn’t get the World Cup (and were humiliated in the process), but the spotlight rarely falls on the English establishment of football and many of their agendas […]

No Doom And Gloom For The Toon – Perspective
No Doom And Gloom For The Toon – Perspective

Monday was a bad day for the Geordies, it was like finding out the girl you’re deeply in love with has ran away into the arms of another man and never truly loved you anyway. It would be impossible to sum up a collective reaction of the Toon Army to […]

What The North East Has Given To Football
What The North East Has Given To Football

This weekend will see the Wear-Tyne derby as Sunderland and Newcastle look to grab local bragging rights once again. The last derby game, at St. James’ Park, ended up with Sunderland on the end of a 5-1 drubbing and although that was considered one of the most anticipated derby games […]

The Tyne-Wear Derby: Preview And Why It Is So Big This Year
The Tyne-Wear Derby: Preview And Why It Is So Big This Year

Newcastle and Sunderland…where to begin? They may not be the most recognisable teams in the world and I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people in the world that have never even heard of these two places. They sound quite simple settlements, yet the history in the North East […]

Great Football Debate: #3 “One League To Rule Them All”
Great Football Debate: #3 “One League To Rule Them All”

It’s an international break! League One and League Two are still scheduled this week, but England’s second tier has the weekend off and we have to wait for the debut of Sven (*sigh*) Goran-Eriksson, who on the plus side will probably provide me with plenty material to write about as […]

Paulo Sousa Sacked By Leicester City — The Right Move?
Paulo Sousa Sacked By Leicester City — The Right Move?

Three months and nine league games was all that Portuguese tactician Paulo Sosa lasted in the Foxes hot seat, as the club have announced that they are dispensing of his services as of today. This news is quite bizarre considering Chairman Milan Mandaric has insisted recently that Sousa would be […]

Is Relegation A Certainty For Pompey This Year?
Is Relegation A Certainty For Pompey This Year?

A massive apology for a lack of articles lately, I have recently started a master’s degree at University and I have also fractured my ankle (playing 5-a-side) as well as a number of other things that have been happening. But, I am back now and an article from Josh Ashdown […]

Great Football Debate: #2 “Republic Of The Fans”
Great Football Debate: #2 “Republic Of The Fans”

Oh god. This is a bit of a pet peeve for me, it’s not really a heated debate as such but it’s something that grinds on me and when you realise what I’m talking about, it’ll probably grind on you to. In fact it’s something that should be argued, because […]

Npower Championship Transfer Round Up: Winners And Losers
Npower Championship Transfer Round Up: Winners And Losers

Well now that Sky Sports is calming down a bit from its day of “twist and turns” (sure), the transfer deadline is upon us and teams can no longer make any more permanent signings. The football league sides can still sign free agents and make short term loan signings, but […]