The Road Less Travelled

Quiz question: can you name any player in the world who has played for both Queens Park, in the lower leagues of Scotland, and Konyaspor, in the Turkish Super Lig? No? Really? Well, that is because there is only one player to manage this feat. The answer is young Scottish left-back Barry Douglas. Why is […]

Andres Escobar and the life lost to an own goal

Andres Escobar was a centre back for Altetico Nacional and Colombia. A player with 51 caps for his country and 222 appearances for his club, he was an accomplished defender who had been offered a contract with AC Milan prior to the World Cup in 1994. However, he lost his life after the 1994 World […]

The Euro Roundup – Forwards in Form

Away from the crazy land of English football, several European teams picked up important victories as they push towards their respective league titles. Many top forwards were particularly on fire this weekend as they banged in goals left, right and centre. In Spain Fernando Torres, one of the most loved yet hated men in the […]

Red Bull gives clubs wings…

When Sheffield FC were formed way back in 1857, they became the first football club to be independent from any school, hospital or other organisation. Other teams soon followed with Notts County being the oldest remaining professional club. These clubs made up from the fabric of communities, towns and such, run by families, businessmen, volunteers […]

Is Spain Back To Their Underachieving Level Or In Transition

Regarded as perennial underachievers for long, Spain broke the duck in 2008 when they secured the Euro championship beating Germany 1-0 in the final of the competition. The Spanish national team continued by winning the 2010 FIFA world cup in South Africa and also successfully defended their Euro championship in 2012. They have however gone […]

Poor Showing In Europe This Week Further Shows Serie A Is In Decline

In what was termed one of the biggest matches of the game week, it turned out to be a simple walk away for the German champions, Bayern Munich in Rome. It was recently disclosed that Pep Guardiola is not interested in ‘tiki-taka style of football’ without forward pressing against his opponents. The Bayern team did […]

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