There is no special emphasis on ‘No. 6’ found in the lexicon of Liverpool FC fans. Certainly not in the same manner as la decima, Real Madrid’s quest for 10th Champions League, a feat that was finally achieved in 2014. In fact, the number ‘19’ might be more significant for Liverpool fans, in reference to […]
Author : Chris Darwen
Why Rafa Benitez should walk out on Newcastle United to take over Stoke City
Ed: please note this was penned in the hour before Stoke City took leave of their senses and panicked. Well, that got your attention, right? Yes, I am serious. Rafa Benitez should walk away from St James’ Park and head down to Stoke-on-Trent before this transfer window slams shut. You think I am crazy, […]
A look at the World Cup Contenders
We now know the identities of the 32 teams that will battle it out for glory in Russia next summer and it is shaping up to be a fantastic World Cup. Fans can look forward to seeing the greatest players on the planet locking horns in shiny new stadiums, with passionate crowds roaring them on. […]
Infographic: How do Liverpool and Chelsea compare?
This weekend brings another key clash at the top of the Premier League as European and title challengers Liverpool and Chelsea clash. The current Premier League champions have made a steady start to the season and currently stand with 22 points from 11 games. However, they are already 9 points behind early runaway leaders Manchester […]
Can Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Punch Above Their Weight Again and Push for the Playoffs?
During the 2014-15 season, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich almost achieved an automatic promotion from the Championship but were forced to settle for a place in the playoffs. Much of this was down to the 27 league goals of the now-departed striker Daryl Murphy. Times have changed since then, and even more money has filtered down into […]
MLS Team of the Week
This week, Atlanta United, Real Salt Lake, and Toronto FC all landed two players in the Team of the Week. Philadelphia Union, Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, and Columbus Crew SC all had one player feature. This week saw several spectacular performances, most notably with Atlanta’s Josef Martinez and Toronto’s Tosaint Ricketts netting […]
Arsenal to complete more signings before deadline day ends?
It has been one of the most memorable transfer windows in years, and not just because of Neymar’s record breaking move to Paris St Germain, but it’s not over till it’s over, and there are still a number of deals to be closed. The Gunners are at the centre of the action. What will become […]
The English Premier League season may still be young, but the relegation candidates are clear to see
In the old days managers used to claim that they never looked at the table until the end of September, or something like that anyway. Somehow, I get the feeling that Frank de Boer and Slaven Bilic might be very aware of what the Premier League table looks like today. The season may only be […]
Tottenham’s stance was commendable, but they may now have shot themselves in the foot
With Premier League spending reaching offensive highs this summer, the top six are widening the gap between the haves and have nots like never before. With Manchester City forking out more than £200m effectively on their full-backs and a goalkeeper, while their rivals United have forked out nearly £150m already and are still being linked with […]
hummel promotes equality in sport with world record match on Mt. Kilimanjaro
Equality in sport is always a big topic, so to try and raise awareness 30 women from 6 different continents came together on June 24th with what they believe to be a Guinness World Record idea… Most amateur footballers struggle to get out of bed on a Sunday morning to play a game of football […]
Confederations Cup betting preview: Germany, Portugal and Chile to battle it out
With the 2018 World Cup starting to come into focus, the Confederations Cup this summer will offer a pre-cursor to football’s biggest tournament. While the competition in Russia will act as a miniature dry run for next year’s main event, it will also offer eight teams the chance to pick up some competitive action and […]
Hotel Football plan exciting end-of-season party for Manchester United fans!
Manchester United may have won their way through to the Europa League Final last night, but there is still the small matter of finishing the Premier League in style and securing Champions League football next season in the traditional way. With the money spent this season, Jose may say that a Europa League trophy would […]
What’s next for Barcelona as Catalans step into Uncertain Future?
It would be a major lie if every club in the world did not dream about playing like Barcelona. Such has been the widespread fascination that this Barcelona team has created over the last 10 years. Like all good things, it must come to an end and Barcelona certainly seem to be coming to the […]
Torneo de Verano Preview: Can Alianza get back to winning ways?
Academia Cantolao vs Union Comercio The 2 teams are most likely to cancel each other out and draw. Union Comercio was the team that took last week off and although Cantolao have been playing well, Union Comercio aren’t a bad side and they are always capable of surprising. This one will be a draw. Melgar […]
4 Key Talking Points from Dortmund’s big win over Bayern
Borussia Dortmund defeated Bayern Munich to advance to the Final of the DFB Pokal Cup for the fourth season running. Javi Martinez and Mats Hummels scored for the Bavarians, but the match was ultimately won by the team in yellow, thanks to goals from Reus, Aubameyang and Dembele. Both teams created many chances in a […]
Best XI of the Torneo de Verano so far
The Torneo de Verano is off right now. The league is suspended until the 8th of April due to flooding that’s going on in most parts of the country. 8 games in so far, it would be a good time to keep the discussion going and have the best XI of the tournament so far. […]