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Is Kylian Mbappé the next Thierry Henry?

On Tuesday night a young, world-class talent introduced himself to the world football in the most emphatic of ways. Not only did he score a crucial away goal at the Etihad, he also embarrassed the highly-rated Otamendi time after time. Kylian Mbappé is a name that has been circulating the net for a number of months now but on Tuesday ... Read More »

The Exploitation of Loan Signings

We’ve always wanted our beloved football teams to succeed. We usually see that one player who signs for our club and think maybe he’ll make the difference this season. Sometimes we see our football teams make loan signings and they usually prove very useful. Read More »

What has happened to the 4-4-2 formation?

When I first started watching football at a young age I was intrigued by the game, as we all were when we were young. Always asking questions to learn more about the game we grew up to love. Read More »

Why Alexis Sanchez is already an Arsenal legend

In the last decade, not so many Arsenal players were able to play their way into an elite group who could be referred to as the club’s legends. This was because the club failed in producing heavyweight players over the years – hence competing for the Premier and Champions Leagues became a daunting task.    Read More »

Arsene Wenger: A Case of Denialism

It is not the season that Arsenal fans were looking for, the chants (and banners) for #WengerOut have been going around the Emirates. Read More »

Football and Basketball Stars Combine for New York City Charity Match

Steve Nash may be relatively unheard of in the UK aside from the pockets of NBA fans that exist. However in the United States, Nash is a megastar, a two time NBA League MVP and eight time all star. Steve Nash is also a huge soccer fan and was so talented an athlete, he only pursued basketball as a profession ... Read More »

Soccer Shocker: Can USA Mount A Serious Challenge On The World Stage?

When you think of sport in the USA you automatically think American Football, basketball, baseball and possibly ice hockey – the four most established sports on the American sporting scene. So well established are these sports, that the current ‘March Madness’ basketball tournament between different universities brings in over $500m worth of TV revenue each year. Collegiate sports are a ... Read More »

Match Report: New York Red Bulls 4-1 Colorado Rapids

90 minutes is all it takes for a perspective on a team to spin on its head. Prior to kick off on Sunday the Red Bulls were reeling following losses and lacklustre displays in their opening two games of the season in which they scored 1 and conceded 4 on the road to Dallas and Salt Lake. By full time, fans, ... Read More »

The Best Bits Of MLS’s Return

The first week of the new MLS season had it all. From Thierry Henry’s apparent frustrations, Kris Boyd’s debut goal and wonderful attacking play from the Vancouver Whitecaps to Montreal Impact’s first ever game, a trademark Beckham assist and an upset by Real Salt Lake. Here are my moments of the weekend: 1. Result of the Weekend: Real Salt Lake ... Read More »

Has Old Trafford Lost The Fear Factor

Opposition teams used to fear visiting Old Trafford. It was a Theatre of Nightmares for away managers who would go there and just park the bus in front of their goalposts. But this season something has changed. For some reason teams are no longer scared to take on Sir Alex Ferguson’s boys in front of their fans. Some years ago Roy Keane ... Read More »

New York Red Bulls Season Preview

The hours between now and Saturday will move by quite slowly. The 2012 MLS season is upon us, and I find myself bursting at the seams in anticipation. While the Red Bulls finished 2-2-3 in the pre-season, there is a lot to be optimistic about heading into the season. A lot of the questions I asked in the previous article ... Read More »

Match Preview: AC Milan v. Arsenal

Wednesday night will see the visit of Arsenal to the San Siro, with a two-legged meeting with seven times European Champions AC Milan their obstacle to the next round. The iconic arena has been somewhat of a successful hunting ground for the Gunners in past, with famous victories over AC Milan at the same stage in 2008, and a 5-1 ... Read More »

Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Arsenal (Bolton Fan’s Perspective)

Both sides were left ruing not taking all three points from an entertaining 0-0 stalemate at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday evening. Seemingly frozen solid by the bitter cold conditions the hosts struggled to get going in a first half dominated by Arsenal. But a spirited, hard-fought display saw Bolton come close to pulling off an upset as they took ... Read More »

Swansea City vs Arsenal preview

With Arsenal fans still rejoicing in club legend Thierry Henry’s magical comeback at the Emirates, the Gunners head to the Welsh country to take on premiership newboys Swansea. Swansea have shown that they can hold their own among the big boys and have been especially strong at home.Their impressive performance against Premier League  high-flyers Tottenham is a testament to this.They ... Read More »

The Return Of A King

A Nottingham Forest point of View. Has anyone ever had a ‘successful’ second spell at a club where they are deemed so highly? Obviously readers will believe that I am talking about Thierry Henry but no, as a Nottingham Forest fan I am, of course, talking about King Marlon of the City Ground. However, this isn’t about the fabulous memories I ... Read More »

The Returning Legend – A Sign Of Desperation?

The returns of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes to the Premier League is without a doubt the biggest story of the transfer window so far. Both players are held in high regards by the supporters of Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, but given the pressure that both clubs have succumbed during the season the “return of a legend” is a ... Read More »

Match Report: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United (Leeds Fan’s Perspective)

The FA Cup hasn’t been very friendly to Leeds United in recent years. Our last four tournament opponents have been Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal and Arsenal once again this season. Yes a League One Leeds side inspired by Jermaine Beckford famously shocked Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2010, but we’ve never been a set of fans to live in ... Read More »

Why Thierry Henry’s Loan Is Good Business For Everyone

With a deal all but certain to be completed within days, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will make a return to the Emirates Stadium for a two-month loan move from Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls. There has been much speculation over whether a deal could get done ever since Henry spent two weeks training with his old club in ... Read More »

The Impact of One: The Signing of Thierry Henry Among Others

It’s simple, isn’t it? One player can change a club from top to bottom. It never ceases to amaze me how one player, one coach, one person can either raise the spirits of a squad, or diminish it just by simply being. There have been prime examples of both over the last season or two in the Premiership, take Martin ... Read More »

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