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World Cup
Pearls or perils? Signing players based on World Cup form
17:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

In 2014, James Rodriguez came out of nowhere to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Brazil. Nowhere to most readers will be AS Monaco. In fact, it’s Monaco by way of Colombian side Envigado, who sold the no.10 to Argentine club Banfield…

World Cup
Three unforgettable 2010 World Cup memories
13:00 Wednesday 28th February 2018

With the latest edition of the World Cup on the horizon, it is important to build up the buzz and excitement about the biggest football tournament in the world and what better way than looking back at past tournaments. The 2010 World Cup…

Rest Of The World
African World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
09:35 Sunday 3rd September 2017

Russia 2018 is only months away. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how African World Cup qualifying is set for the stretch run. Just when you think you've got a handle on African football, everything turns on its…

Youth Scout
Dom Dwyer: a West Sussex Brit in Uncle Sam's Connecticut court
10:00 Sunday 2nd July 2017

Hank Morgan travelled back in time to make himself right at home in Mark Twain's version of Arthurian England, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Sporting KC forward and Cuckfield native son Dom Dwyer has done the same in reverse,…

The Weird And The Wonderful
The best (or worst) unethical footballer haircuts
13:15 Thursday 16th February 2017

World journeyman and Ghanaian football legend, Asamoah Gyan has recently been found guilty of having “unethical hair” by the UAE FA. Whilst it's unknown whether Gyan will be making a swift appointment at the barbers or not, there's no better…

Opinion
Will insane money talk for the Chinese Super League, or will top players continue to walk?
16:30 Thursday 5th January 2017

After sitting on the bench for Antonio Conte's Chelsea, Oscar had to be feeling pretty good about himself when Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG's £60 million bid for him was accepted by the Blues shortly before this winter transfer window…

Football
The Curious Case of Nicklas Bendtner
09:09 Saturday 7th April 2012

Speak about humble pie to Nicklas Bendtner and he will be thinking you are on about an actual pie made of deer entrails, or so his reputation would have you believe. It is very easy to dislike the Dane, especially when he potters about with…

Football
2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…

Football
Good Game, But No Brucey Bonus
17:21 Friday 2nd December 2011

This week has seen the departure of Steve Bruce from the Stadium of Light after a string of bad results left the Black Cats flirting with the drop zone.After taking over from Caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia in 2009, Bruce has lead Sunderland to…

Football
Week 4 Roundup + Lack Of Respect
03:18 Wednesday 14th September 2011

After this week's offering from the Premier League, I have started to realise that for a very general overview of the action, I could have just used a template for the first four match weeks. Something along the lines of; The Manchester sides…