Berbatov Can Ignite United’s Trophy Push
Berbatov Can Ignite United’s Trophy Push

For so long this past summer it seemed that Sir Alex Ferguson was not going to capture the top striker that he craved so much, but on transfer deadline day Dimitar Berbatov finally arrived from Tottenham and the Scotsman could breathe a huge sigh of relief. An attack of Cristiano […]

England Have Renewed Hope after Croatia Crushing
England Have Renewed Hope after Croatia Crushing

It may only be one victory but England’s comprehensive beating of Croatia on Wednesday night could represent a dramatic turn in fortunes for the famous footballers who for so long have failed miserably to live up to their nations’ expectations. Not quite good enough under Sven Goran Eriksson, an absolute […]

More Woes for England in Capello’s Final Friendly
More Woes for England in Capello’s Final Friendly

No matter how much Fabio Capello has tried to defend England’s performances in all five of the friendlies he has taken charge of, it remains blatantly clear that the team are not currently ready for the daunting trip to Croatia next month. After previous unconvincing Wembley wins against Switzerland and […]

Chelsea Unusually Stylish on Scolari’s Debut
Chelsea Unusually Stylish on Scolari’s Debut

The opening fixture of the new season does not always give the best clues as to how successful a team may be in the coming campaign, but Chelsea’s impressive victory over last season’s overachievers Portsmouth certainly made their rivals stand up and take note on Sunday afternoon. It was the […]

Liverpool’s Champions League Dream Still Alive after Lucky Liege Draw
Liverpool’s Champions League Dream Still Alive after Lucky Liege Draw

Maybe Champions League glory is just meant to be for Liverpool this season. Rafa Benitez was counting his lucky stars in Liege last night after watching his side scrape a very fortunate goalless draw against the Belgian champions on their home patch, meaning the dream of returning to Rome, scene […]

United Must Recruit a Masterful Striker to Bolster Their Trophy Hopes
United Must Recruit a Masterful Striker to Bolster Their Trophy Hopes

With Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Salomon Kalou and Andriy Shevchenko in their striking ranks, Chelsea own one of the most exciting, powerful and experienced attacking line-ups in world football. And complemented by the offensive starlets of Deco, Florent Malouda and Joe Cole, who themselves sit in front an immensely strong […]

Arsenal Outclass Real Madrid in Emirates Cup
Arsenal Outclass Real Madrid in Emirates Cup

Despite being no fan of Arsenal, I enjoyed my first visit to the Emirates Stadium very much yesterday when I went to see Arsenal play Real Madrid on the second day of the annual pre-season tournament The Emirates Cup, courtesy of my younger brother being an avid supporter.No pre-season encounter […]

American Owners Must Find a Truce to Retain Liverpool’s Identity
American Owners Must Find a Truce to Retain Liverpool’s Identity

When Tom Hicks and George Gillett first took on the role of ownership at Liverpool, there was an air of excitement and ambition around the club, and there was genuine hope that the new cash injection could fire Liverpool to greater heights – particularly in the Premier League.But two years […]

A Summer Break Brings Fresh Optimism
A Summer Break Brings Fresh Optimism

When the British summer attempts to wave away the pouring rain and welcome the blissful sunshine in late July, every football fan in the county can leave behind their stressful life as an avid supporter and adopt a more relaxed approach for a few weeks – of garden barbeques, sunbathing […]

Shock Scores In Friendlies, But Do The Results Really Matter?
Shock Scores In Friendlies, But Do The Results Really Matter?

Hull City, Bolton and Newcastle all suffered surprising friendly defeats against lower league sides in England on Saturday afternoon, but do the results of these pre-season fixtures really matter? Crewe, Macclesfield and Doncaster may be reveling in their victories over their Premier League counterparts, but will Phil Brown, Gary Megson […]

A Flying Winger Is Still A Necessity For Liverpool
A Flying Winger Is Still A Necessity For Liverpool

Aston Villa’s steady midfielder Gareth Barry and Tottenham’s crafty forward Robbie Keane look to set be Liverpool’s two most significant transfers this summer, if the club can secure the signatures of the pair, but in my opinion it is a another flying winger that would benefit the team most.With youngster […]

The Ronaldo Saga Will Continue To Interest
The Ronaldo Saga Will Continue To Interest

Even when the competitive football begins again in August, and when Manchester United’s wonderfully creative displays are likely to re-emerge once more and fans across the nation endlessly talk about the unbelievable goals they scored the night before, the transfer saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo is certain to remain on the […]

Is This Liverpool’s Year At Last?
Is This Liverpool’s Year At Last?

As the July sunshine finally scorches down on England after weeks of summer downpour this month, a familiar feeling ripples through the stomach of Liverpool supporters throughout the nation. This sensation has occurred in the soul of every Reds fan at this time of the year for over a decade […]

The Premier League Kick-off is in Sight
The Premier League Kick-off is in Sight

It is July 14th 2008, and there are still precisely 33 days until the new Premier League season kicks off here in England. The sun may have returned to its summer shine after a week of downpour, but still something remains missing from my life. A something that causes me […]

Powerful Germany Should Breeze Through Turkey Tie
Powerful Germany Should Breeze Through Turkey Tie

If a depleted Turkey side manage to beat tournament favourites Germany in tonight’s European Championship semi-final in Basel, they will have pulled off one of the greatest miracles in the history of international football.It is unfortunate that the underdogs, who have previously performed stunning comebacks in this tournament against Switzerland, […]