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Cup Proposal: The UK Cup

We previously discussed how English cup football needs a reboot. Well, why not shake it up and honour the cultures of the home nations with a competitive cup football competition. Teams from England, Scotland, Wales and even Ireland/Northern Ireland could compete for an illustrious prize. Read More »

Make English cup football relevant again

 These days, with the mass amount of football available to English top flight sides, with the financial and tropical lures of European adventures and the mass media attention on the Premier League, Cup Football and the supposed: “magic of the cup” has subsided, but how can we bring it back? Read More »

England’s left-back spot up for grabs for Russia 2018

We are ever closer to the start of the new football season and the excitement is bubbling over nicely. However, in the not so distant future, we have the small matter of the biggest competition of all, the FIFA World cup. The excitement will no doubt start to pick up pace sooner rather than later. Gareth Southgate’s England currently sit top of ... Read More »

Premier League cult heroes – Manchester United’s John O’Shea

No team has been more successful during the Premier League era than Manchester United, and their success has been accompanied by a whole host of top class players that the club will hold dear forever more. Players such as Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes played their way into United folklore however one Irishman became a favourite without having ... Read More »

Wayne Rooney belongs among Manchester United legends

Wayne Rooney

In the week or so that has followed Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton, many Manchester United fans have been quick to celebrate his departure and others have stated that Wayne Rooney doesn’t deserve to be placed alongside other Old Trafford legends like George Best, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs. Read More »

Is Conte a slave to the brand?

This summer, Antonio Conte has been linked with a combination of the best performing & most hyped players from 2016-17. Yet, he needn't buy them all. Instead, he could show some faith in his underutilized squad members.

This summer, Antonio Conte has been linked with a combination of the best performing & most hyped players from 2016-17. Yet, he needn’t buy them all. Instead, he could show some faith in his underutilized squad members. Read More »

Is the Prem UEFA’s most unpredictable league?

Some would argue all UEFA's top leagues are dominated by select clubs. Is the Premier League an exception? Is it the most unpredictable league?

UEFA’s top five leagues comprise the best clubs and talent on the planet. Reputation helps. The top clubs are so well established they always attract the best players. Add wealth to their influence and they are literally powerhouses. Some would argue not all UEFA’s top leagues are dominated by select clubs. Is the Premier League an exception? Is it the ... Read More »

What we learned from Chelsea’s 3-0 pummeling of Arsenal

There was a London derby between two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs; only this time, the derby didn’t take place in London; but far away from the Queen’s country. At the Bird’s nest stadium in China, Chelsea swallowed Arsenal whole in the friendly and we couldn’t help but share some thoughts. Read More »

What next for Everton attacking midfielder Ross Barkley?

Everton’s transfer dealings thus far are proving to be the success story of the window, with Toffees fans seeing as many as 7 incomings; including the return of Wayne Rooney and the capture of highly Dutchman Davy Klassen. One existing player at the club, however, seems to be in limbo regarding his future at Goodison Park. Read More »

The Nottingham Derby and the history of the fixture

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough

 The city of Nottingham is archaically known as the Queen of the Midland and certainly has a pedigree of footballing royalty. The urban area of Nottingham is home to 700,000+ people and two football clubs. Next week, the two clubs meet in a friendly encounter of the Nottingham derby. Read More »

Next season will be huge for Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitatryan

After an indifferent season for Manchester United, the club will be looking to build for a stronger league showing and potentially a Champions League assault after a disappointing 6th place finish, which was somewhat saved with a Europa League triumph. One player who will be hoping to use his first season in England as a stepping stone will be Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Read More »

The British and Irish Lions Football team?

British and Irish Lions Football team

The sporting public’s imagination was captured on Saturday morning – a ferocious effort from the British and Irish Lions meant they held the double world champions on their own turf. It is often hearsay to include football and rugby in dialogue, but the concept of one British team playing football – as happened, to some extent, during the 2012 Olympics ... Read More »

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