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Lethargic and Disjointed But Liverpool Can’t Panic

The unfortunate downside of modern technology means that any armchair fan can now comment on any team without actually seeing the game. As I type this, I’m listening to Radio 5 and Liverpool “fans” are calling for the head of Benitez. “The worst display I’ve ever seen from a Liverpool […]

Burnley Already Upturn The Applecart

Admit it, after the lacklustre opening day game against Stoke City, you simply couldn’t see Burnley picking up anything from their next 2 games with Everton and Manchester United visiting Turf Moor. They were tough games, that most established Premiership sides wouldn’t be relishing to have back to back so […]

Diamonds Are Back In Fashion At Stamford Bridge

Carlo Ancelotti has certainly stamped his mark on Chelsea early in the season so far. A Community Shield victory, coupled with 3 Premiership wins on the bounce has seen Chelsea rise to the top end of the table. So far, so what then? Nothing surprising in that in itself, would […]

Fan Diary #3: The Delayed Broadcast

When I first started watching English football, I rarely got to watch the league matches live. I worked in a bar with no TVs. My friends George and Noel would bring us VHS tapes of the weekend matches. George taped the Setanta matches and my Noel taped the FSC matches (often tacking on Sopranos episodes from […]

Can Anderson Be the Key?

Cast your mind back to May 2009, Manchester United were comprehensively and soundly trounced in Rome by a magical Barcelona side, inspired by Xavi and Iniesta. For many, the lack of quality in the centre of the park was plain to see, Carrick looked lethargic and unsure of himself, Fletcher […]

How to Play the BBC iPlayer Outside the UK

How many times have you been on the BBC Sport or ITV Football website and you’ve been intrigued by a video that the publisher is promoting only to find out that a rights restriction message pops up when you try to play it? It’s frustrating especially given that BBC Sport […]

Hold That Tiger: Altidore Sparks Hull Win

Hull City manager had to wait three weeks to get young American striker Jozy Altidore into the lineup. Once he did, Tigers supporters had to wait only 28 seconds for him to have an impact. With his first touch in the 61st minute, Altidore posted up in front of Bolton […]

Half-Forgotten Gems – Ipswich Town’s 2000-01 season

The 2000-01 Premier League season was a bizarre one, ranging from the mundane to the improbable: On one hand, Manchester United won the title by 10 points, on the other hand, it was delivered with a poor Middlesbrough side winning 3-0 at Highbury. Whilst Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool were […]

Englischer Fussball by Rafael Honigstein

While it comes out in September, I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of Englischer Fussball: A German’s View of our Beautiful Game. It was handed to me by the man himself. But there was a problem with his timing. Rafa had handed this book to me right […]

Wigan’s Hendry Thomas: A Player to Watch

Hendry Thomas is an unfamiliar name to many English Football fans. But from the vantage point of the CONCACAF region, he’s becoming a giant, an emerging titan in the relatively weak word of Central American football. Thomas, is Honduran, like his current Wigan team mate Maynor Figueroa and former Wigan […]

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