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How Joel Ward Explains Lionel Messi
08:01 Monday 19th July 2021

Football spread across the globe in large part due to the East India Company. British merchants established football clubs everywhere they traveled and taught the locals the game in order to have some friendly competition. Frequently, that…

Is Lionel Messi's Copa America triumph too little too late?
08:00 Tuesday 13th July 2021

While England remained optimistic about ending their 55-year major trophy drought at Wembley Stadium against Italy prior to Sunday evening, Lionel Messi was watching teammates exorcise his international demons in another fabled ground, half…

Are major tournaments ruined by playing for penalties?
08:01 Thursday 8th July 2021

One thing ruins football, most sports for that matter, and that thing is fear of losing. This summer’s entire European Championship has been a clinical study in the fear of losing and the Copa America isn’t far behind.  Lionel…

Premier League
How Rafa Benitez can win over Everton fans
08:01 Tuesday 6th July 2021

Rafa Benitez was warmly welcomed by Everton fans on his arrival. Bedsheets of appreciation adorned Goodison Park, with kind words such as ‘f*** Rafa’ and ‘Benitez not welcome’ lovingly pasted across. In all seriousness,…

Other Tournaments
Can Tite unlock Everton star man Richarlison for Brazil at the Copa America?
13:10 Saturday 26th June 2021

Richarlison made his senior debut almost six years ago. He's played in the Premier League for four. Yet his best position remains up for debate.  When the Brazilian burst onto the scene with Watford, he featured…

Top 10 30-somethings still seeking a major international trophy
08:00 Monday 21st June 2021

Can you imagine if Johan Cruijff or George Best had won a Euro or World Cup? Their legacies are already astounding but an international honour might have put them higher in the debate over the greatest of all time. On the other hand, Franz…