Steve McClaren: The Epitome of English Mediocrity

Steve McClaren. The Wally with a brolly. There have been a lot of great Englishmen in football such as Brian Clough who won two back to back European trophies and three European titles with Nottingham Forest to Sir Bobby Robson, the man who put the initial building blocks at both Newcastle United and Barcelona as well…

David Moyes: Should He Have Been Sacked?

He’s gone. The Chosen One. After 10 months in charge of the most successful club in England taking after Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes has been released from his duties as manager. Now a lot of Manchester United fans are thanking the heavens that the Scot has been sacked but I for one am outraged…

Mental Health in Football

As well as a football player’s physical health can affect them and their career, so can their mental state. This seems obvious but do we actually know the extent of how this affects a player? Mental health isn’t something that is discussed or is tackled as hard and as upfront as problems like racism and…

Should Black Players Boycott the 2018 World Cup?

Have we not learnt from past incidents? I can’t express how disappointed and angry I am to learn that racial prejudice and racial abuse is still a major issue in today’s game. The most recent incident of this disgusting act was when Manchester City played CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and City beat the…

4 Young Players to Look Out For This Season

Clubs are always looking for fresh young talent to harbour and develop into world class players. The 2012/13 season saw some of the finest young players break out into Europe and also in this years Confed cup held by and won by Brazil. There are players such as Mario Gotze and and Oscar who I…

Ronaldo Back to United: The Time Is Right

Recently there have been reports of a sensational move of Cristiano Ronaldo returning back to Old Trafford and reuniting with former team mates such as Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and not to mention fellow countryman Luis Nani. Although there have been other reports of CR7 signing a long-term contract extension with Real Madrid, nothing has…

Is Gareth Bale really worth £100 million?

Currently the most expensive player is C.Ronaldo who Real Madrid bought from Manchester United for a record fee of £80 million. Bale and Ronaldo are both left wingers and both have similar traits, they are very fast and agile and they both have a monstrous shot on them. Ronaldo was at United for 6 years…

Brazil World Cup 2014

It’s less than a year away. the biggest event in football. The world cup. Will world champions Spain retain their status or is it another country’s time? After the Confed cup thrashing by Brazil, is it the end of tika-taka era? I don’t think so. I’ve read that people think Spain have lost their touch when in fact…

Players to Look Out For Next Season

As you know, the 2012/13 season was hectic with new signings, controversies and just simply amazing things. From the signing of want-away Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie to Manchester United, the Nani red card that cost United progression in the Champions League to the 7-0 aggregate thrashing of Barcelona from Bayern Munich who went to claim…

Has Money Taken Over Football?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Samir Nasri. Samuel Eto’o. Some of the names that come to mind when you think of players who have left their clubs in pursuit of more money. The main culprit of this crime is Eto’o. a player who has won the most prestigious trophy in European football, the Champions League 3 times, twice…