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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…

The Rising Stars of Argentine Football

With the Argentine national team embarking on a brave new era led by the recently appointed…

Blackburn on the Rhodes to Recovery

Blackburn on the Rhodes to Recovery 287 professional appearances. 151 professional goals. It’s fair to say that Jordan Rhodes has established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers outside the Premier League. A good job it is too for current employers…

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…

Are Traditional Stadium Names a Thing of the Past?

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 of random letters. To others, it is a symbol of everything that the name stands for. When it comes to…

Sponsors and Patrons Morally Strong

Sponsors and Patrons Morally Strong It’s refreshing to see that sponsor’s are keeping in touch with what’s morally right and wrong where football clubs and players still feel they are untouchable. It’s becoming more frequent that sponsors and patrons won’t let…

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…

The Importance of Veterans – Didier Drogba

The Importance of Veterans – Didier Drogba Playing the role of hero is nothing new for Chelsea veteran and legend Didier Drogba. The return of Jose Mourinho brought back one of the most iconic and respected players at the Chelsea football club at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bolton Wanderers – Start as we mean to go on!

Bolton Wanderers – Start as we mean to go on! So, it’s nearly time for the start of another football season. The anticipation is unbearable, and I know every single football fan can’t wait for this Saturday, 9th August as we embark on another 9 months…

Football players who had trouble with the law

Football players who had trouble with  the law   10. Lionel Messi No jail time was served and one has to wonder if Messi was not the most gifted player in this day and age would he be free? Messi was in the middle…

A Tale of Two Halves in Toronto

A Tale of Two Halves in Toronto Toronto’s BMO Field played host to another Summer of Soccer match on Wednesday night as Tottenham Hotspur narrowly edged past a resilient Toronto FC side 3-2. It was a game of two halves as both teams…