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Can Mexico get over their World Cup R16 curse?

Can Mexico get over their World Cup R16 curse?

Mexico has a competitive football team that has been consistently qualifying for the World Cup since 1994. They are always giving a solid performance and take a lot of the spotlight in their CONCACAF Championships. They have also made a presence in the Copa America on a regular basis. And they do well in the […]

Big Sam – The Man Who Created His Own Nemesis

Big Sam – The Man Who Created His Own Nemesis

Okay, colours to the mast – I didn’t want Sam Allardyce as England manager although, as an England fan, it goes without saying that I want him to succeed. However, the curious part of me is glad that Martin Glenn’s DNA Army has indulged him. Not so much ‘Big Sam’ himself, but more what he […]

PFA Player of the Year: Did Mahrez deserve to win?

PFA Player of the Year: Did Mahrez deserve to win?

Riyad Mahrez is officially the PFA Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season. Great news for Foxes’ fans, but did Riyad really deserve the award or were there others more ‘deserving’ of the honour? With 17 goals and 11 assists in the league this year, it is hard to argue with the result. Arguing […]

Top 5 greatest players who didn’t play for their country of birth – what Mozambique, Ghana, Poland, Suriname, and Trinidad missed out on.

Top 5 greatest players who didn’t play for their country of birth – what Mozambique, Ghana, Poland, Suriname, and Trinidad missed out on.

Some countries are blessed with talents – and players see it as a privilege playing for their countries. However, some players did not play for their country of origin for one reason or another. We bring you five of the world’s greatest players who did not play for their country of birth. Here is what Mozambique, Ghana, […]

Miguel Herrera Fired After Altercation With Reporter

Miguel Herrera Fired After Altercation With Reporter

Everyone’s favorite CONCACAF coach has been has been shown the exit door. Days after leading Mexico to Gold Cup glory, Miguel Herrera has been released because of an incident involving a TV reporter. Herrera was involved in an altercation with TV Azteca’s Christian Martinoli at the Philadelphia airport less than 24 hours after Mexico defeated […]

Michael Carrick: Football’s Unappreciated Genius

Michael Carrick: Football’s Unappreciated Genius

English football has a strange way of lauding its finest talents. Whether it be publicising their private holiday snaps or damning their undoubted talent, history is littered with a multitude of gifted individuals frequently lambasted by ‘experts’ and armchair pundits the nation over. For Michael Carrick, proud owner of a Champions League winning medal and […]

The Next Messi? A look at 3 of the Best Argentina Players at the 2015 South American Under-20 Championships

The Next Messi? A look at 3 of the Best Argentina Players at the 2015 South American Under-20 Championships

The South American Under-20 Championships, or Sudamericana Sub20 if you will, are renowned as arguably the best provider of young talent around the world. Ranging from the likes of Diego Maradona or Carlos Valerrama in yesteryear, to Ronaldinho, James Rodriguez, Messi and Co in the modern era, the tournament has unearthed some of the game’s […]

10 0-0 Draws that WERE worth watching!

10 0-0 Draws that WERE worth watching!

On Tuesday night, Chelsea and Liverpool played out a scintillating 90 minutes of football in which they both failed to find the net. It got me thinking – what made this game so interesting in comparison to the plethora of stalemates that we put ourselves through week after week on television and in the stands? […]

Has Odegaard Made the Right Choice?

Has Odegaard Made the Right Choice?

Could this be the last time we hear of Martin Odegaard? The young Norwegian international who just signed an £80,000 a week deal with Real Madrid this week. At the tender age of 16 you wonder if he has made the right decision signing for a club whose fans puts you under the microscope after […]

Retro Football: The beginning of the “Loco” Bielsa story – Newell’s Apertura 1990

Retro Football: The beginning of the “Loco” Bielsa story – Newell’s Apertura 1990

  In the retro football series, this is perhaps the most significant in the long-term respect. Not primarily because the quality of the team recalled, but more the profound impact of the master that has helped shape not just the fortunes of Argentine football in the modern era, but arguably influenced the global game as […]

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