The build up had been going on for weeks, with the first teasers of the new kit advertised on the hoardings surrounding the pitch during Spurs’ final home League game against Manchester City. “Glory Comes In Three Colours” read the tagline, and Spurs fans collectively shrugged at the thought of […]
There’s a financial crisis at an English football club. No, it’s not the obvious candidate of Newcastle United, where Mike Ashley has only just begun to attend games again after the police warned him about threats to his well-being. Not Chelsea, where the Russian oligarch owner seems to hemorrhage billions […]
Darren Ferguson will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight as his Preston side recorded their first victory in seven games with a solitary Iain Hume goal.
Unfortunately Middlesbrough’s victory over high flying Cardiff means that the Lilywhite’s remain grounded at the foot of the table, but they are now within two points of safety as Scunthorpe fall into the drop zone due to the postponement of their game against Nottingham Forest.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has moved to quickly dismiss reports emanating from Spain linking him with a switch to Barcelona. Earlier today, the Catalan daily SPORT reported that the Turkey international had snubbed a reported move to England (specifically Chelsea) in order to link up with the reigning champions of […]
If Manchester United manager David Moyes wants to make a statement of intent that the club is still in the race for the title, today would be it. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League match at home. A win for the Red Devils today would change […]
The Times Online has a review of the book Uppies and Downies: The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain by Hugh Hornby. The book is a fascinating look at Atherstone Ball Game and other ancient contests that still take place in Britain. Hornby’s take on the history of football is that […]
On the back of the most enthralling, satisfying and successful season in the club’s history, there should be an air of positivity surrounding Manchester City. ‘That goal’ from Aguero, and the numerous connotations it brought should have been the dawning of a new era, the ‘Blue Moon rising’ at last. […]
Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi will not be in the squad for the trip to Marseille on Sunday as he continues to be chased by Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Shenhua seem determined to join in the recent spending spree in China, and they may offer Argentina international Lavezzi […]
Leicester City’s fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City. Centre-back Robert Huth scored twice, either side of a brilliant Riyad Mahrez goal, as Leicester recorded the finest win of their […]
Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their Premier League title challenge as Kieran Trippier’s goal moved Mauricio Pochettino’s side up to second place following a 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday. The north London club took full advantage of Manchester City’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City earlier in the day to move above […]
Before Alexis Sanchez graced the Emirates pitch, Tomas Rosicky was Arsenal’s Energizer Bunny. No, the Czech Republic international is not as prolific in front of goal as his Chilean teammate, but the “little mozart” brought creativity, energy and intensity to the Arsenal squad over the last 10 years. Rosicky had […]
Leicester City capped a memorable day on Saturday by announcing that star striker Jamie Vardy has extended his contract by one year until June 2019. “I’m absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club,” Vardy said in comments published on the club website. “I’ve never known […]