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Warren Smith

A British and J.League soccer enthusiast, now local to Yokohama, Japan. A keen Arsenal supporter. Has been known to play the game every once in awhile, once likened to Xherdan Shaqiri. 

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Fa Cup
Why Brighton will be 'Den' in by Milwall in the FA Cup
09:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Millwall. Their name precedes them. Mired in the Championship relegation fight, they've turned to the FA Cup for glory. The Lions love to hunt Premier League clubs who enter their territory in cup competition. In 2017, they eliminated Bournemouth,…

Premier League
How does Unai Emery overturn the Rennes second leg?
08:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Arsenal put in a dire performance in their Europa League Round of 16 first leg against Stade Rennais. Losing 3-1 in France means they have work to do at the Emirates. It will be difficult, but the Ligue 1 side's leaky defence can be exploited.…

Interview with Albert Serran
17:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

The Indian Super League is just about closing its doors with the league title to be decided over just three more games. Bangalore are the favourites, having topped the table and a whole host of former European players now in their ranks. Bengaluru…

Premier League
Musing on a London derby weekend in the Premier League
10:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Eight million people, six top-flight football clubs, four Champions League places. London is a crowded city in every sense of the word. This weekend, a quartet from its half-dozen Premier League football clubs meet, two on Saturday,…

Bafetimbi Gomis enjoying success after Swansea
15:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

It was a lifetime ago when Bafetimbi Gomis was in the Premier League. He turned out for Swansea City 64 times, scoring 13 goals in the process; until he disappeared. Now elsewhere, he’s the top scorer and about to win his second league…

Enter the West Midlands Matrix: Aston Villa vs. West Brom
09:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

Enter the West Midlands football matrix. There are safari parks along the way but the roads to football grounds are filled with bad intentions. Are you sure you want to jack back into the Bull Ring? In light traffic, you can drive…

Premier League
Is David Luiz misunderstood?
15:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Brazil produces fine flair players. Chelsea’s ‘defender’, David Luiz, exudes the typical qualities of a flamboyant South American attacking footballer, not a Premier League based defender. It’s clear, he’s misunderstood.…

League One
Will Grigg Relights the Fire
17:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

The famous song goes, Will Grigg’s on fire, your defence is terrified… but recently… not so much. It has been embers at best. Why? It’s evident he’s dreaming of third-tier football where he flourished, yet…

Qatar Earns Footballing Credentials
17:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

It wasn’t easy to accept the Qatari bid as a justifiable destination to host the World Cup. We’re three years away from the event and the Gulf nation’s football is improving at an exponential rate, which could vindicate some…

New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

Italian Super Cup or Super Waste?
14:00 Wednesday 16th January 2019

The Supercoppa Italiana is the Italian answer to the Community Shield. A one-game trophy contested the best two teams in the Beautiful Game from the Beautiful Country. Or is it? Serie A is an important league. The Azzurri are an important footballing…

Womens Football
Are Wolfsburg Invincible?
15:00 Monday 14th January 2019

Wolfsburg’s women’s team is to the Frauen-Bundesliga what Bayern Munich were to the men’s league under Pep Guardiola. Unplayable and a joy to watch. Atop the table by five points, they threaten to go full Arsenal with an Invincible…

Vietnam are the Golden Dragons, not Dark Horses
17:00 Tuesday 8th January 2019

The AFC Asian Cup is taking place right now. The likes of Japan, Iran and South Korea may appear as the frontrunners but I am supposing there is a new challenger ready to become the face of Asian football: Vietnam. I have had this idea…

League One
Get Away With That! Sunderland 'Til I Die Review
15:00 Wednesday 26th December 2018

Netflix's eight-episode docuseries plots Sunderland’s turbulent 2017/18 season. Fresh from Premier League relegation, this Netflix production series follows them through another dismal campaign. The cable network is putting several…

Video Games
Football Manager 2019 Review
17:00 Monday 24th December 2018

Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I’m European champion, I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one. You can be a Special One too. Even better, no one will sack you if one season turns…