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Premier League
Why Alan Shearer is wrong about Wilfried Zaha
17:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

Groundhog Day may have been a week ago, but for Wilfried Zaha, every day is a repeat. Once again the Ivorian finds himself in the middle of a storm in a teacup revolving around diving. Once again, he appears to have annoyed the pundits, among…

Premier League
Why is analysis of pundits' analysis a thing?
22:00 Wednesday 28th February 2018

Everyone has heard what Gary Neville had to say about Arsenal's insipid performance in last weekend's Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City. 'Disgrace' and 'spineless' create a veritable storm on and off social media. …

Opinion
Will the record set by Alan Shearer be beaten by the current Premier League crop?
13:30 Wednesday 13th September 2017

Despite retiring in 2006, Alan Shearer still holds the record for the most Premier League goals with 260 and is ahead by some stretch. The Newcastle legend has been somewhat untouchable at the top of the scoring charts for some time but now…

Opinion
Premier League cult heroes - Newcastle's own Alan Shearer
19:00 Friday 25th August 2017

Choosing the biggest cult hero for Newcastle United in the Premier League era is fairly straightforward. Alan Shearer is not only the all time Premier League top scorer but he is also Newcastle's club record top scorer as well and as the prodigal…

Opinion
The Greatest Premier League XI
09:00 Friday 18th August 2017

To celebrate the Prem's 25th anniversary, we all deserve a present. Here then, enjoy a very subjective greatest Premier League XI of all time. The Premier League turned 25 on 15th August 2017. Ever since its inception in 1992, every modernised…

Opinion
Footballing Heroes - Who are the player's players?
13:30 Tuesday 15th August 2017

Choosing one player to admire is like trying to pick which of your children you love the most; it's just not possible. However, the professionals tend to learn their trade by closely observing their idols and emulating their playing style -…

Opinion
Football's Natural Successors
14:00 Monday 14th August 2017

Journalists and experts never seem to tire of saying that a young player is destined to be the next 'whosoever' and, all too often, they're proven to be completely incorrect. Does anyone remember Adnan Januzaj being the next Ronaldo? Or Ganso…

Reviews
Book Review - Saints and Sinners - Southampton's Hard Men
20:06 Monday 13th February 2017

Every team has one and fans love them, the player that intimidates the opposition with full-blooded tackles and a ferocious will to win. The player is a leader, a warrior, and above all a true hard man. Over the years Southampton Football club…

Reviews
Book Review - Tunnel of Love - Football, Fighting and Failure: Newcastle United after the Entertainers
17:07 Sunday 18th December 2016

Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United were a joy to watch. With an intoxicating brand of high scoring and free flowing football, they had become the neutrals favourite, the nation's 2nd team, one that was surely on an unstoppable march to success,…

Opinion
Silly money: Just how did transfer fees get so high?
16:53 Tuesday 9th August 2016

With the world transfer record broken again, football's era of excess spending is spiralling out of control. But how did we get to this moment, and what's next on the horizon?

Opinion
Paul Pogba: The £100m man? A look at the history of the British transfer record.
15:19 Monday 11th July 2016

News this week has been that Manchester United are in talks with Juventus to sign France international Paul Pogba for a world-record transfer fee. If rumors are to be believed the fee is set to eclipse the previous record of £85m, which took…

Opinion
Twitter Mocks Jimmy Bullard For His Match Of The Day Outfit
13:24 Monday 5th January 2015

Not content with almost winning I'm  A Celebrity 2014 former Wigan and Hull player Jimmy Bullard does his best to break the internet following his appearance on Match of the Day as 1000's of users on Twitter joined in to mock his choice of…

Opinion
Match of the Day at 50
13:04 Friday 29th August 2014

This week the National institution that is Match of the Day turned 50 years old, but in today's world of dedicated sports channels and round the clock football coverage is the show any more than a much loved novelty? If you were to listen to…

Football
The Tardelli Scream
23:02 Monday 19th March 2012

I hate pre-planned celebrations. The (trademarked) Shearer hand in the air, the Robbie Keane acrobatics, the Tim Cahill boxing the corner flag: They do not convey the elation of scoring a goal. The celebrations themselves take the attention…

Football
A look at the contenders for the Nottingham Forest job
21:25 Tuesday 4th October 2011

In the light of Steve McClaren's departure, the hottest topic amongst Forest fans is who should replace him. While it is might be more important to be finding a replacement Chairman to take the place of Nigel Doughty, understandably the appointment…