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Author Archives: Tom Mallows

Barcelona need another way

Posted on by Tom Mallows

It was called a victory for football. With the free-flowing, attack minded Barca defeating the dour hard-nosed boys from West London, with their stifling, aggressive and negative tactics. But it wasn’t total football that won Barca the game last Wednesday … Continue reading

Gianfranco Zola – Football’s Mr Nice Guy

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Ok I give up, I can’t find one. I’ve tried to find a football fan that has a strong disliking for Gianfranco Zola and failed miserably – the guy is just too darn nice! Even those who aren’t fond of … Continue reading

EPL Great Escapes

Posted on by Tom Mallows

It’s that time of year again, where nerves are shredded, nails are bitten and the relegation trapdoor gets ever closer. But for those fans of teams at the bottom of the EPL there is hope. I had a dig round … Continue reading

Why West Brom Shouldn’t Abandon Their Footballing Principles

Posted on by Tom Mallows

It become an almost weekly occurrence throughout the season. After each and every defeat Tony Mowbray, West Brom’s beleaguered manager, has been forced to batter away suggestions from the baying press that his side should change their style of play … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson is at it again

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Oh dear here we go. Man United boss sir Alex Ferguson, not content with moaning about Rafa Benitez’s arrogance or Arsene Wenger’s team selection, has found another excuse for his side’s failings: The changing rooms. Yep according to Fergie the … Continue reading

Howard Webb Deserves Credit for Admitting Mistake

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Referees – the bane of a football fan’s life. Your hopes and dreams can be shattered by one shrill peep of the man-in-black’s (or red or green or whatever colour they choose to wear these days) shiny whistle. They are … Continue reading

Everton: Triumph Over Adversity

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Another game, another catastrophic knee injury to one of Everton’s key players. The sight of Wembley hero Phil Jagielka writhing in agony around the Goodison turf was a sobering one for the Blues, coming just a week after the ecstasy … Continue reading

Zubizarreta – The best ever?

Posted on by Tom Mallows

Goalkeepers are a special breed. The sole guardian of the sticks – they live and die by their mistakes. Because of the cut-throat, merciless world that goalkeepers inhibit they are often remembered for the right and sometimes, wrong reasons. One … Continue reading