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EPL Fantasy League Tips – Gameweek 15

Well this season is just getting harder and harder to predict. Having just absorbed last week’s action Game Week 15 is here and no doubt will throw up plenty more surprises. The Premier League weekend kicks off Saturday lunchtime at Villa Park. Two wounded team’s line up looking to bounce […]

Hart Set For A Long Spell as England's Number One

While Jermain Defoe took the goal-scoring honours on Friday night at the other end of the pitch Joe Hart was going a long way to establishing himself as England’s goalkeeper for the foreseeable future with another fine display. Fabio Capello’s decision to opt for an experienced ‘keeper at the World Cup […]

Should Fabio Capello Still Be England Manager? Of Course.

After a successful, if occassionally indifferent 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday, England have won 11 successive home games. Before this game, the British tabloids were ready, knives sharpened, to cut England’s manager to pieces. In his England-Bulgaria preview last week, titled ‘Fabio Capello has lost his players and now […]

A Welcome Result For Capello

With the pressure on Fabio Capello,  England finally delivered a performance to make the country proud. But was this result and the performance the start of a change in fortunes for Capello or another result that get’s our hopes up only to be disappointed down the line? England may have […]

England 1-0 Slovenia: Defoe's Goal: Video

For England supporters who can’t get enough of seeing how England scored the goal against Slovenia today in the 2010 World Cup, here is the video replay of the goal scored by Jermain Defoe. And what a beautiful cross it was that led to the goal. Defoe got into a […]

What A Difference A Year Makes At White Hart Lane

With the season starting slightly earlier this year due to the World Cup, most teams in the Premiership have played 8 league games already. Last season, the 8th round of matches was played two weeks later, on the weekend of October 18th/19th. By the end of it, Tottenham were staring […]

Defoe Continues To Shine For Club And Country

Jermain Defoe has had a fantastic start to the new season, with goals for England and Spurs; including his 50th for the club in the 2-1 win at West Ham. His hat trick and all round performance against Hull City was clearly his best performance in a Spurs shirt in […]

Snow Wreaks Havoc on Transfer Deadline, and FA Cup

Don’t you just love the weather? Thanks to snow that has been unkind to transport within the UK, the five  pm transfer deadline got extended. Now obviously the catch to that was deals had to already been agreed and loose ends tied up, but just the fact the transfer window […]

Giovani Dos Santos: The Forgotten Man

When Jermain Defoe walked on to the hallow turf of White Hart Lane Tuesday night, the former Portsmouth striker was met with a rapturous applause from the faithful Tottenham fans. One man who was unlikely to cheer Defoe’s arrival was Tottenham colleague and fellow striker Giovani Dos Santos. While Defoe […]

Tottenham Sign Defoe But Is It The Wrong Move?

Striker Jermain Defoe should complete his return to Tottenham Hotspur after the two sides agreed terms on an as yet undisclosed transfer fee. The fee is expected to be in the £15m range, a significant increase from the £7.5m that Pompey paid Spurs for Defoe’s services in 2008. The BBC […]

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Referee Mike Jones is Demoted After Wrongly Ruling Out Leroy Fer’s Unsporting ‘Goal’: Nightly Soccer Report

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines: Premier League Referee Mike Jones is demoted after wrongly ruling out Leroy Fer’s unsporting ‘goal’ — The Mail Norwich boss Chris Hughton blasts Leroy Fer for his unsportsmanlike goal against Cardiff — The Mirror Arsène Wenger seeks first blood in battle against old […]

What Does The Dream Of Total Football Mean Today?

Yesterday, I looked at the expectations we often place on international football. This got me thinking about the Dutch and their legendary Total Football era in the 70s. What does this mean to us today? Does Cruyff’s legacy still influence world football? What do we want from our football? The […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]