Daniel Taylor On… Arsenal as City’s feeder club, Pirlo and the top 4

The day after England crashed out of Euro 2012, Daniel Taylor, chief football writer at The Guardian, wrote about England’s inability to keep possession and how this would cost them in the long term. It wasn’t the first time this problem was mentioned though, with an article making exactly the same point following England’s draw with France. […]

Ollie Holt on… Pirlo’s falling leaf, Chelsea’s threat to United and his Golden Boot bet

Another international tournament passes us by and we’re met with another failure from England to even reach the semis. However, unlike previous years, expectations were at an all time low so the players have returned without getting much stick. England reached the quarter-finals, standard, and Roy Hodgson managed to get them playing like a team. […]

James Ducker On… AV-B, Manchester, Eden Hazard and boring Spain

Jordi Alba joined Barcelona when he was just 9-years-old and stayed there for seven years before he was released. He signed for neighbouring UE Cornellà when he was 16-years-old and was soon called up to the Spain U-19 squad. Valencia paid €6,000 for the teenager where he went from strength to strength. He got his […]

Spain v Italy. Euro 2012 Final. 5 beautiful moments to enjoy again.

Spain became the first team to win 3 major International tournaments in a row with a 4-0 win over Italy. Both teams had their moments in the game, with several key chances created, but it was Spain who took theirs and were crowned Champions. Here are my top 5 moments (in the order they occurred): […]

Henry Winter on… The Euros, next year’s champions and JT

England went to the Euros with little to no expectations of them achieving anything, which seemingly had a positive impact on the results. Two wins and a draw in the group stage set up England nicely for the quarter-finals, although probably too much was made of them scraping past Sweden and Ukraine. Ahead of England’s […]

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Mario Balotelli – The Facebook growth battle

This tournament the social media facts and stories about Cristiano Ronaldo have been difficult to comprehend. From top supermodels discussing his greasy black hair on Twitter to having a social media following larger than 9 of the countries at the tournament. Cristiano’s social media presence is unmatched by any footballer (flirting around the 57 million […]

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