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It’s time to appreciate Gary Cahill and his overachievements

It was during the Community Shield that I realised how much admiration I had for Gary Cahill and his career. As a player lacking the natural athleticism and physical giftings that modern football demands of its protagonists, Cahill has forged a career for himself grounded on more basic qualities: grit, determination, resolve, reading and understanding of the game, industry and ... Read More »

Jarrow’s Northern League venture begins with defeat

On the first Saturday in August, there were no games being staged among the first five levels of English football within the Tyne and Wear area, but a visit to Jarrow FC on South Tyneside proves that entertainment can be served in the lower tiers of the pyramid structure at a venue where club officials and volunteers have worked tirelessly ... Read More »

Alvaro Morata’s missed penalty doesn’t have to be a problem

Given the furore around football, especially the transfer window and it’s unchecked, inordinate spending, every slight mistake or misstep is scrutinised, analysed and broken down to the nth degree. That is currently the situation for Alvaro Morata and his dragged-wide penalty in Chelsea’s Community Shield loss to Arsenal. Read More »

Can Kelechi Iheanacho Make a Mark at Leicester City?

Over the summer we’ve seen many big transfers take place. There has been much spent on new players, with some huge transfer fees being paid. The Premier League has seen some major money thrown around and players that have already found new clubs are starting to settle in. One player that is key to that example would be Leicester’s new ... Read More »

2017/18 Premier League Preview, pt 1: The Magnificent Seven

Apologies to Yul Brynner and Denzel Washington, but we'll refer to the title and European contenders in this Premier League preview as our Magnificent Seven

If I had to liken English football to three movies–hey, these things happen!–I would choose The Magnificent Seven, The Abyss, and The Other Guys. Hopefully, it’s obvious I’m dividing clubs into those contending for the title or Europe, ones facing the drop, and the rest, all with intent to craft a Premier League preview for the 2017-18 season. If not, ... Read More »

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