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FA Cup: A look ahead to the quarter-finals

A place at Wembley is at stake for the eight clubs left standing in this season’s FA Cup. The quarter-finals take place over the next several days and will witness non-league side, Lincoln City make the journey to the Emirates, as well as the collision between two powerhouses of English football, Chelsea and Manchester United. Read More »

Can fixture congestion actually be beneficial?

The generally accepted consensus in football is that fewer fixtures is always of benefit. It’s partly behind the calls for England to introduce a winter break and it’s why many teams choose to play ‘weakened’ sides in cup matches, either to give players a rest or because they don’t really mind going out of the cup as they can focus ... Read More »

Marvin Emnes Offers Another Glimpse of What Might Have Been

As seasons go, 2008-09 was among the best for the Premier League. Manchester United won the competition, which is always a good thing for me. Liverpool finished second, also a good thing. Great heroes require villains nearly their match. Rafa Benítez knew how to be a villain. His notorious “facts” rant in January 2009, when Sir Alex Ferguson took a few verbal jabs ... Read More »

Pressure for success at Arsenal

Arsenal approach their FA cup 5th round tie with nothing to win and everything to lose, even a comprehensive victory over Non-League giant-killing Sutton United will not change the mood of the gunners faithful. Read More »

2017 FA Cup: The Underdog Year?

Every football fan loves to see a good underdog story, and rarely throughout the season do we see this happen in England’s most prestigious tournament; the FA Cup. So why do we like this sort of thing? Read More »

A part-time builder gets set to take on the might of Arsenal

Can you even begin to imagine being just your ordinary person, waking up at 8am every day to scoot off and do your day job as a builder, to then go and have a kick around with your mates in the evening and then on Monday night join those same mates and go and take on one of the Worlds biggest Football ... Read More »

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