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The Championship teenager destined for the Premier League

Every year, a young player bursts on to the scene in the English Football League and gets Premier League sides licking their lips with anticipation. Dele Alli and Gareth Bale both started their trade in the lower leagues looking to build their reputation and secure a move to the top flight which ended successfully for both when they got their …

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Manchester Derby – A Season-Defining Game

On Thursday night, a season-defining game will be taking place in a city that lies between Cheshire Plain and Pennines. A rivalry that began in 1881 always sparked controversy and interesting games. But, it seems to me that this might be one of the most important clashes between these teams we’ve seen in a decade. And oddly enough, it’s not …

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Derry City Football Club; still shattered by the loss of their beloved captain

It has been just over a month since the tragic passing of Derry City’s leader Ryan McBride, yet the club and city are still yet to come to terms with what has transpired. The inspirational Derry man sadly lost his life at the young age of 27, and his beloved side are seemingly yet to fully recover from this heart-breaking …

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Did really Neymar deserve credit for being Neymar against the Old Lady?

Without a miracle and even a score, in April 19, FC Barcelona ended up losing 0-3 with Juventus FC in the aggregate. Barcelona failed to score in both stadiums of a Champions League has been a while since the 2012/13 semi-final against Bayern Munich. In its situation that 6 points behind Real Madrid in La Liga which is realistically quite …

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FC United: Is the role of the board members important? very important!

Almost 12 years ago a group of disenchanted Manchester United fans founded their own football club – FC United of Manchester (FC United) – as a radical act of resistance against a club that they felt no longer represented what football meant to them that people had watched this club was going commercialism and a global brand rather than the …

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Dreamy Heights, Crushing Lows: The Liverpool Way.

The day was Saturday 31st December, having ground out a gritty 1-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were widely touted as potentially the only side capable of challenging the might of Chelsea for the title. The Reds were competing on three fronts and their season was brimming with hope and expectations as fans began to allow …

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Is the Premier League already decided?

As I awaited the start of the Man Utd game against Leicester, I couldn’t help but wonder: is the Premier League already decided? Saturday was a hard one to watch, at least from a perspective of all Arsenal fans.  And it isn’t the result that sticks with me. The skill disparity wasn’t as noticeable as much as the pure physicality …

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Ronaldo Enjoyed Possibly His Best Year Yet

The 5th of February may not be of much significance to many, but in the confines of world football the date carries a certain level of importance.  This is the birthday of one of the greatest players on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo, who had more reason to celebrate than most in a year. The Real Madrid star turned 32 on his …

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Euro Football Round Up

With the FA Cup in full flow this weekend, the other top European Leagues were in full swing after their winter break. In Spain, Barcelona were at the centre of a highly controversial match at Real Betis, which ended 1-1. Luis Suarez grabbed a well-deserved equalizer, shortly after the Catalan club were denied a clear goal, which was wrongly disallowed …

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When cash rains, do the fans get wet?

We are past the half-way mark of the January transfer window. If there was anything to be learned, it has to be the fact that money talks. And if you listen carefully what it says, it’s not pretty at all. This goes doubly for all of us who just love the game of football and are passionate about our beloved …

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