Simon Tovey

A Bristol City fan living in exile in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, lover of football since my very first sticker album. A huge passion for English football and reading about classic days gone by. Follow me on Twitter @citymad84.
Progress report for Newcastle United’s first four games Premier League games
Progress report for Newcastle United’s first four games Premier League games

It was during a gruelling 2014-15 season that very nearly saw Newcastle United fall ignominiously through the Premier League trapdoor when already wafer-thin expectations and patience amongst the long-suffering Toon Army at St James’ Park with the hierarchy finally snapped. The, frankly, dull and uninspiring fayre served up by what […]

Southampton FC Continue to Build On Their Remarkable Rise
Southampton FC Continue to Build On Their Remarkable Rise

It’s very likely that Southampton supporters are walking around this week with broad grins on their faces after an extremely promising weekend with the record signing of £15million striker Pablo Osvaldo following hot on the heels of an opening day away win over West Bromwich Albion. The Italian international was […]

Why Serie A Is Back Among The Best European Leagues
Why Serie A Is Back Among The Best European Leagues

There can’t be many British die-hard fans who don’t fondly recall the halcyon days of 90’s Italian football. Gazzetta Football Italia, hosted by the always affable James Richardson and legendary Kenneth Wolstenholme, would dominate early Saturdays and drowsy Sundays as Serie A, with its brand of tactical superiority over the pre-money soaked Premiership and exotic […]