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Supporting Your Team vs Supporting Your Manager: The Moyes Manchester United Divide The squad Roy Hodgson SHOULD bring to Brazil Analysing Liverpool Uniting France through football and laughter Is Wayne Rooney Civil War at Newcastle United Haiti prepare for new adventure under guidance of Marc Collat Le Classique: a brief history EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Manchester United legend Irwin on Keane, signing for United and the Cup Winners Stereotypical football: The most English footballer
 

Supporting Your Team vs Supporting Your Manager: The Moyes Manchester United Divide

There’s a hint of a civil war among Manchester United fans at the moment. The fans are certainly divided into two camps. There are those that find themselves still firmly behind under-fire boss David Moyes and those that would favour a change in management ASAP. It’s an issue that has really come to ahead this [...]

The squad Roy Hodgson SHOULD bring to Brazil

Goalkeepers   Joe Hart His status as England’s number one is not currently under threat. Being dropped by City in November seems to have served as a wake-up call and he’s certainly become noticeably less error prone since then. Rob Green’s career was effectively destroyed by an error at the 2010 World Cup. He was [...]

Analysing Liverpool’s Title Credentials

“The Chihauhaus” of this season’s horse-themed title race according to Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have exceeded everyone’s expectations this season and now find themselves at the end of their five year period in the doldrums, competing at the business end of the Premier League table once again. But are they really title contenders? Rodgers himself doesn’t [...]

Uniting France through football and laughter – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a lot of people talking. Whether it is for his off the pitch antics or his creativity in front of goal, it’s hard to find a footballer capable of still dividing so many opinions. “Overrated”, “never turns up when needed” or “cocky” [...]

Is Wayne Rooney’s New Contract With Manchester United A Good Idea?

With the news that Manchester United and Wayne Rooney are set to agree terms on a bumper new five and a half year contract worth a staggering £300,000 per week and the club captaincy from next season, let’s take a look and see if this deal really makes sense. Wayne Rooney is an enigma, or [...]

Civil War at Newcastle United

Imagine a club with a 50,000+ capacity stadium, one of the most hard-core fan bases in the country, with annual revenues putting them consistently among the world’s top 25 clubs. Clubs like Roma, Napoli and Atletico Madrid fall into this bracket, and joining them should be Newcastle United. Of the three aforementioned continental clubs, two [...]

Haiti prepare for new adventure under guidance of Marc Collat

It was this week confirmed that Marc Collat will manage the Haiti national football team, signing a renewable two-year contract. Previous boss Israel Cantero is no more as Haiti prepares for a fresh challenge under fresh management. Collat was formally presented to the media by the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, [...]

Le Classique: a brief history

A couple of weeks ago, something really got to me. All over European football media, there were reports dubbing Paris Saint-Germain vs AS Monaco as the biggest game of the season in terms of French club football and a great advert for Ligue 1. It’s not. For me, the biggest game of a season is [...]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Manchester United legend Irwin on Keane, signing for United and the Cup Winners’ Cup

In part I of our exclusive interview with Manchester United legend Denis Irwin, we discuss his time at United, the reasons behind him signing for the club and who he got along best with. Whenever fans and pundits reflect on their best ever Manchester United XI, your name always gets a mention. How does it [...]

Stereotypical football: The most English footballer

Some players just aren’t made for the English game, some of us aren’t as efficient as Germans at taking penalties, even fewer are capable of playing “tiki taka” football like the Spanish, but we all wish we grew up on a Brazilian beach and could dance through challenges. These are the stereotypes in football, I’m [...]

Which are the top teams in Premier League history?

15 April 2014

It may seem like the best ever teams in Premier League history are pretty obvious – and the top few places certainly are. The Premier League has been with us since 1992 and few would argue with the top spot being awarded to Manchester United – whether they love them or hate them! Similarly, Arsenal [...]

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Pele vs Ronaldo: Choose Your Winner In The Lap of Luxury

Pele vs Ronaldo: Choose Your Winner In The Lap of Luxury

14 April 2014

Consider your all time footballing greats; the likes of Diego Maradona, Eusebio, Lionel Messi. Now, we all know how very difficult it is to pick that one special player to rise above the rest, but had you considered that the players themselves are just waiting for your adulation, and can even become embroiled in a [...]

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Allam’s Sale Threat is Petulant

13 April 2014

The campaign by Hull City fans to stave off a rebrand by billionaire owner, Assem Allam, bore fruit yesterday, after the Football Association (FA) moved to reject the Egyptian’s proposal to change the club’s name. Allam, who has made a fortune in industrial manufacturing, joined Hull City as chairman in 2010, and oversaw the side’s [...]

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STATS: Swansea vs Chelsea

13 April 2014

Swansea v Chelsea Swansea will be eager to put last weeks 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hull City behind them this weekend when they face title contenders Chelsea. The Swans are currently in 15th place with 33 points and will be desperate to put distance between themselves and the drop zone. Gary Monk will [...]

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STATS: Liverpool vs Manchester City

13 April 2014

Liverpool vs Manchester City 13:37 Two coolly dispatched penalties from captain Steven Gerrard maintained Liverpool’s title challenge as they beat West Ham 1-2 in spite of an solid performance from the Hammers. Phillippe Coutinho may be renowned for his sublime skill with the ball at his feet but Brendan Rodgers has also instilled an excellent [...]

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STATS: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

12 April 2014

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Crystal Palace’s last outing in the league saw them win in emphatic fashion with a 0-3 victory away to Cardiff thanks to a brace from Jason Puncheon and a Joe Ledley strike. In Mile Jedinak and Joel Ward, Crystal Palace have two of the most dominant defensive forces in the [...]

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STATS: Fulham vs Norwich

12 April 2014

Fulham vs Norwich Hugo Rodallega’s late header kept alive Fulham’s slim hopes of avoiding Premier League relegation last weekend when they beat Aston Villa 2-1. Fulham are currently 18th in the Premier League with 27 points; 5 points behind 17th placed Norwich. Lewish Holtby provided the foundations for Fulham’s creative attacking play last weekend. Holtby [...]

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STATS: Stoke vs Newcastle

12 April 2014

Stoke v Newcastle Stoke City will be confident ahead of their fixture with Newcastle this weekend despite their 3-0 loss to Chelsea last week. The Potters are currently on course for their best ever Premier League finish as they sit in 10th with 40 points. Mark Hughes’ men will be keen to exploit Newcastle’s recent [...]

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STATS: Southampton vs Cardiff

12 April 2014

Southampton v Cardiff Southampton will seize every opportunity when they entertain Cardiff this weekend. The Saints, who are currently 8th with 48 points, were convincingly beaten by title contenders Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend 4-1; their biggest away defeat of the season. Southampton fans will feel hard done by after the referee missed [...]

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The game that kicks off the World Cup – what chance do Croatia have?

11 April 2014

June 12th 2015 – Brazil v Croatia – 21.00 – Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo Brazil Population: 198.7million National anthem: Himno Nacional Brasileiro Best World Cup finish: Winners 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Premier League players: David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar (Chelsea), Paulinho, Sandro (Tottenham), Lucas (Liverpool), Fernandinho (Man City). Croatia Population: 4.26 million National anthem: [...]

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BREAKING: Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi

11 April 2014

The draw for the Champions League semi-finals took place this morning and Chelsea were drawn against Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.

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STATS: Sunderland vs Everton

11 April 2014

Sunderland vs Everton Sunderland are currently at the bottom of the Premier League with just 25 points. With 2 games in hand on both Fulham and Cardiff however, a win against Everton could still see the Black Cats escape the drop. Sunderland star man Adam Johnson will be expected to ignite his sides campaign to [...]

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STATS: West Brom vs Tottenham Hotspur

11 April 2014

WBA v Tottenham West Brom’s victory over Norwich last weekend saw them move to 16th in the Premier League; equal on points with 17th place Norwich. The victory at Norwich was the Baggies’ 3rd away win of the season and just their 6th league win. West Brom have a tough run in to the end [...]

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Bad news for Chelsea – Courtois will play

11 April 2014

After beating PSG to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League, many Chelsea fans were hoping for a draw against Atletico Madird. Their goalkeeper and one of their most important players, Thibaut Courtois, is in Spain on loan from Chelsea. There had been talk of a clause in Courtois’ contract which meant he wouldn’t [...]

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Spanish newspaper creates infographic for Manchester United legend

08 April 2014

Spanish sports paper, Marca, has created an infographic for Mancheter United legend, Ryan Giggs. It shows the trophies Giggs has won, his status as a one-club man as well as looking at his career year by year. The season that saw Giggs make the most appearances was 2002-2003 when he played in 59 games for [...]

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PICTURE: New Puma evoPOWER boot

08 April 2014

The boot features all of the same technology as the PUMA evoPOWER 1 currently being worn by the likes of Mario Balotelli, Marco Reus, Cesc Fabregas, Michael Carrick and Yaya Toure, but is now available in a new leather upper and black out colourway for those with a more traditional taste in boots.

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Bayern Munich star wants Manchester United move

08 April 2014

Ahead of Manchester United’s quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, reports have emerged that Toni Kroos is keen to switch life in Germany for England. There are at least ten players at Bayern Munich who earn more money than Kroos with him currently earning £65k-a-week, which is some way short of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s [...]

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STATS: Everton vs Arsenal

05 April 2014

Everton vs Arsenal Arsenal will be confident ahead of their trip to Goodison Park. The Gunners displayed great resilience and commitment to stay in the match last weekend following David Silva’s goal after 18 minutes and eventually drew level just after 50 minutes with a goal from Flamini. Arsenal could have even won the tie [...]

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