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Mr. Dependable, Aaron Cresswell does it all for West Ham

Aaron Cresswell has brought something else to this season’s West Ham United side that was lacking…

The Eredivisie’s Fearsome Foursome: Future Stars or Forgettable Flops?

Blessed with a thrilling fusion of dodgy defenders, lethal hitmen and attack obsessed tacticians, the Eredivisie…

Are Traditional Stadium Names a Thing of the Past?

What’s in a name? To some, it is no more than random words made up out…

The Remarkable Rise of Southampton

Resilience. Resolve. Recovery. The three “r’s” now synonymous with Southampton football club. A never say die…

Frankie Lampard – Why did we let him go?

Frankie Lampard – Why did we let him go? It has been rightly said in the past that no player is as big as the club, and truly that is the case, but occasionally there will come a player or players whose importance to the…

Frank Lampard- Manchester City’s Secret Weapon

Frank Lampard- Manchester City’s Secret Weapon When Chelsea released midfielder Frank Lampard, very few people ever expected to see him continue playing at the top-level, especially in the Premier league. So when Manchester City  unveiled the signing of Lampard in the summer, on…

Brum Brum: Gary Rowett Driving Birmingham City Forward

Brum Brum: Gary Rowett Driving Birmingham City Forward In late October, less than two months ago, Birmingham City lost 8-0 at home to AFC Bournemouth. In mid-December, the same club won 6-1 at home to Reading. You would be forgiven for wondering how such…

Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby County: Middlesbrough Beat Derby As Bamford Comes Back To Haunt Them

Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby County: Middlesbrough Beat Derby As Bamford Comes Back To Haunt Them Top of the table Derby County suffered a 2-0 defeat in the lunchtime kick-off with Middlesbrough. The home side put together a gutsy performance that saw goals from former Derby loanee Patrick Bamford and a penalty…

The mastermind behind Real Madrid’s impressive early season form – Carlo Ancelotti

The mastermind behind Real Madrid’s impressive early season form – Carlo Ancelotti After Real Madrid secured a crucial 2-1 away victory to Malaga on Saturday, manager Carlo Ancelotti added another impressive accolade to his managerial collection. The Italian tactician made history with the reigning European champions, as they…

The Eredivisie’s Fearsome Foursome: Future Stars or Forgettable Flops?

The Eredivisie’s Fearsome Foursome: Future Stars or Forgettable Flops? Blessed with a thrilling fusion of dodgy defenders, lethal hitmen and attack obsessed tacticians, the Eredivisie predictably ranks as Europe’s most prolific league. From Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Klaas Jan Huntelaar, the Dutch top flight is…

How do you solve a problem like Mario?

How do you solve a problem like Mario? What is wrong with Mario Balotelli? The controversial yet dynamic Italian’s career has spluttered since joining Liverpool, with the striker yet to get off the mark in the Premier League this season. With the sale of…

Have Liverpool caught Spurs-itis?

Have Liverpool caught Spurs-itis? Two seasons ago, Tottenham Hotspur sold the jewel in their crown: Gareth Bale. He was replaced by a group of seven players who have not improved the squad as much as expected. This said, some were…

Fernando Torres Should Consider Joining MLS

Fernando Torres Should Consider Joining MLS Once one of the most sought-after forwards in the world, Fernando Torres has matured into a player a team dangling above Serie A’s mid-table is willing to part ways with just months into a two-year loan.…

It’s time to get real about Australia’s W-League wages

It’s time to get real about Australia’s W-League wages Since the beginning of time as we know it, most women in the global work force have been paid less than men, despite the equivalency of job descriptions. Staggering statistics show that globally, women suffer from…

New faces lead D.C. United into playoffs

New faces lead D.C. United into playoffs 19,308 was the official attendance for the lackluster nil-nil draw against Sporting KC in the driving rain on October 3. The result was worth it for D.C. United, however. D.C. clinched the MLS Cup Playoffs for…

Canberra United beat Sydney Wanders 4-1 in first W-League match of the season

Canberra United beat Sydney Wanders 4-1 in first W-League match of the season Round one of this season’s Women’s League had Canberra United soar to a 4-1 victory over Western Sydney in Campbelltown on Sunday afternoon. Despite fears of low fitness and little preparation, the Women’s League has certainly…

The Eredivisie’s Fearsome Foursome: Future Stars or Forgettable Flops?

The Eredivisie’s Fearsome Foursome: Future Stars or Forgettable Flops? Blessed with a thrilling fusion of dodgy defenders, lethal hitmen and attack obsessed tacticians, the Eredivisie predictably ranks as Europe’s most prolific league. From Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Klaas Jan Huntelaar, the Dutch top flight is…

Jurgen Klinsmann And USMNT Will Benefit From A 5-3-2 Formation

Jurgen Klinsmann And USMNT Will Benefit From A 5-3-2 Formation After kicking off 2014 in style with five wins in seven games, the US Men’s National team closed out the year with four defeats, two draws and one win. The fans can point their figures at…

Andrés Chávez: Could “El Comandante” be Boca’s key to Superclásico success?

Andrés Chávez: Could “El Comandante” be Boca’s key to Superclásico success? The Argentine Superclásico is globally renowned as being one of the most high-octane sporting encounters on the planet. The passion exemplified in the stands by the hinchas of both River Plate and Boca Juniors often filters…

The new “invincible’s”? A look at Marcelo Gallardo’s record breaking River Plate side

The new “invincible’s”? A look at Marcelo Gallardo’s record breaking River Plate side   10 years on from Arsenal’s historic “Invincible’s” across the continent over in Buenos Aires, Marcelo Gallardo’s exciting new River Plate side is threatening to equal Arsene Wegner’s outstanding achievement. 30 games in to their run…

Frankie Lampard – Why did we let him go?

Frankie Lampard – Why did we let him go? It has been rightly said in the past that no player is as big as the club, and truly that is the case, but occasionally there will come a player or players whose importance to the…

Rage Against the Vines

Rage Against the Vines Are the days gone where you sit down in front of the television set at 10:30pm and wait to see the day’s action unfold on Match of the Day? It used to be the ritual for…

Stewards Failing In Their Jobs

Stewards Failing In Their Jobs   What is the job of a steward? You see them all the time sitting around the pitch watching the games in their big bright orange jackets. It’s seems like a dream job to me, they…

Sleeping Giants: A dunce’s view of Indian football

Sleeping Giants: A dunce’s view of Indian football Sepp Blatter famously tagged India the “Sleeping Giant” of football. And why not? The second largest population in the world has a humongous football fan base, with a fairly illustrious past. In a country where cricket…