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Romelu Lukaku: The goal scoring machine

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Romelu Lukaku started his professional football career at Anderlecht. By his second season in the Belgian Pro League, he was the league’s top goal scorer with 15 goals at just the age of 17. Read More »

A new era finally begins at Newcastle United

Witnessing the excitement coming from Newcastle United fans this summer, you wouldn’t think that their club had just been relegated from the Premier League for the second time in seven years. For them, this is the first time since Kevin Keegan returned in January 2008 that there has been such hope for the future. In the time between Keegan’s acrimonious departure in ... Read More »

3 Years of Excuses and Its still Crap…ta-ra Fergie! – The story of the season behind the banner.

Season 1989/90. Manchester United were on a run of 8 games without a win and had already been humiliated 5-1 by arch rivals Manchester City. They were 15th and in their worst position since relegation in 1974. A tricky 3rd round tie against Nottingham Forest awaited. Next Goal Wins looks back at the season where the banner “3 Years of ... Read More »

The Battle of Kenilworth Road

Luton Town versus Millwall in this weekends 5th Round of the FA Cup will evoke memories of a bygone era. Next Goal Wins looks back to when they met before on one of the darkest nights of English Football.  Read More »

Wigan Athletic 2-2 Stoke City (Wigan fan’s perspective)

Wigan and Stoke drew 2-2 for the fourth time in the past seven meetings on Saturday afternoon. Against a Stoke side bereft of any footballing qualities and entirely reliant on set pieces, Wigan twice hit the front but failed to hang on to their lead. The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot after James McCarthy’s effort struck the ... Read More »

Match Report: Burnley 1-3 Brighton Hove Albion

Brighton made the long trip to glamorous Burnley on the back of their biggest home win at the AMEX, a 5-1 thrashing of Barnsley. However, the Seagulls had not won away from home since beating Leeds United 2-1 back in February. The two games against Burnley last season were fiery encounters with the Clarets winning both 1-0. When Eddie Howe’s men visited ... Read More »

Match Report: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (WBA Fan’s Perspective)

The last time West Bromwich Albion lined up against Andre Villas Boas, it ended with the Portuguese manager being fired from Chelsea. You can understand why he probably felt some trepidation with us being the first team to visit his new home of White Hart Lane. After facing the home crowd for the first time as Spurs boss, he faced ... Read More »

Match Report: Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

Southampton 2 – 3 Manchester United R Lambert (16), M Schneiderlin (55)                  R van Persie (23, 87, 90+2) Robin van Persie scored an almighty hat trick at St Mary’s, as Manchester United won 3-2 in “Fergie Time” against an ambitious Southampton side.  Sir Alex Ferguson has reached a milestone that is unlikely ... Read More »

Match Report: Derby County 5-1 Watford (A Derby fan’s perspective)

Derby looking for their first win of the season did not only achieve it, they dominated proceedings from start to finish in this one sided encounter. James O’Connor retained his place at centre half despite the availability of Jake Buxton and justified Nigel Clough’s decision to include him in an unchanged side from last week game at Wolves. Right from ... Read More »

Match Report: Hartlepool United 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Improved Hartlepool Grab First Win Just what the doctor ordered, the doctor being Hartlepool United manager Neale Cooper. After a miserable opening month for Pools and a double dosing of lambasted performances, Cooper’s men finally got their season up and running with a convincing 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe. It could have even been three if Steve Howard’s spot kick wasn’t ... Read More »

Match Report: West Ham 3-0 Fulham (Fulham Fan’s Perspective)

Fulham went to Upton Park on Saturday and were beaten pretty well by West Ham 3-0 in their first London derby of the season. This was a match that new West Ham player Andy Carroll had so much influence in without even scoring a goal. Unfortunately, Fulham could not handle the West Ham striker, and he was a huge part ... Read More »

Opening Weekend of the Championship

The opening weekend of the new Championship campaign saw 24 goals hit the net, five home 1-0 wins, and just the two away victories. The first game of the new campaign was played at the Cardiff City Stadium between newly promoted Huddersfield and a new look Cardiff side who had added players such as Heidar Helguson and Jordan Mutch to ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull City 1-0 Brighton Hove Albion

Last season, the two fixtures between Hull and Brighton produced two entertaining 0-0 draws and some outstanding performances from the two goalkeepers. Brighton gained a much needed clean sheet back in February last season after being thrashed 6-1 by Liverpool in the FA Cup just a few days before. The Seagulls came into the first league match of the season ... Read More »

Why Last Season Was A Failure.. And Why the Future is Bright

Pre-season last year was an exciting time to be a Leicester City fan. Not only was there a high profile friendly against one of the world’s giants –Real Madrid- but there were many key, high profile signings including Jermaine Beckford; Kasper Schmeichel; and David Nugent. In addition to this, Leicester had one of the world’s most well-known managers in the ... Read More »

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal (Arsenal fan’s perspective)

Arsenal continued their frustrating start to the new season after suffering another goalless draw against side Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.  The Gunners managed to produce a solid display as they overcame a predictably immensely intimating atmosphere to produce a clean sheet but yet again failed to collect all three points following a series of wasted opportunities from the ... Read More »

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