Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal
Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal

If last night was the most shockingly one-sided result in this World Cup, then tonight’s semi-final should prove to be a much more tight and evenly matched affair. It would be astonishing to see such a one-sided game as we witnessed in Belo Horizonte yesterday, but Argentina must be wary […]

A View From the Streets of Brazil on the 2014 World Cup
A View From the Streets of Brazil on the 2014 World Cup

June 1st 2014. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. I´m standing at the desk of a hostel after returning from 3 days in the Amazon rainforest. As I attempt to check in for my final two nights stay in the city, the receptionist shows me a bill which amounts to more than twice […]

Alan Pardew Offers the Tranquility Newcastle United Have Been Waiting For
Alan Pardew Offers the Tranquility Newcastle United Have Been Waiting For

Since Sir Bobby Robson was relieved of his managerial reigns at St. James’ Park, there have been a steady succession of suitors to his throne. Most notable and arguably most successful was Chris Hughton who was ignominiously sacked by villainous millionaire owner Mike Ashley. After that disgraceful dismissal last October, […]

Why the Rugby World Cup Exposes Flaws in the ‘Beautiful Game’
Why the Rugby World Cup Exposes Flaws in the ‘Beautiful Game’

As the famous saying goes, football is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen, but whether or not you agree with such a sentiment, it is hard to argue that football is a sport now worthy of it’s tag as the ‘beautiful […]

How Footballers Master The Transfer System: A Step-By-Step Guide
How Footballers Master The Transfer System: A Step-By-Step Guide

So, you’ve made it. All those schoolboy daydreams have become a reality and you’re a top class Premier League footballer. Fans adore your every touch of the ball, your manager gushes about your talents to the media, beautiful women scramble to get near you, your car only cost you two […]

The Transformation of Liverpool Under Kenny Dalglish
The Transformation of Liverpool Under Kenny Dalglish

Since returning to the managerial spotlight at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has set about constructing a Liverpool team with a solid core and an old-fashioned British mentality. Although several of Liverpool’s squad possess overseas passports, the transformation of the sides core has a particularly home-grown feel. At the back we can expect to see […]