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What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

In another otherwise bleak summer for English football, in which both the under 21s team and also the young team that took part in the Toulon Tournament underperformed, Saturday night provided a rare proud moment for the game in this country. The women’s team reached the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time ever and it also ended ... Read More »

How UEFA Have Changed Qualifying For The Better

How UEFA Have Changed Qualifying For The Better

As we enter the second half of the newly revamped qualifying format for the European Championship, it’s clear that the changes made by UEFA have made an impact. What was once an incredibly dull and predictable process of the superpowers strolling their way past the minnows and lesser footballing nations has actually been turned into a fairly decent competition. Despite ... Read More »

How Barca Returned To The Summit Of European Football

How Barca Returned To The Summit Of European Football

Twelve months ago Barcelona were a fading force. The 2013/14 campaign saw a complete shift in the footballing balance of power in Spain from the Catalan club to the capital. Real Madrid defeated them in the Copa Del Rey final and then went on to win La Decima in a Champions League final which resembled a Madrid derby. Their opponents ... Read More »

How The Alex Neil Effect Won Promotion For Norwich

How The Alex Neil Effect Won Promotion For Norwich

Monday 25th May will go down as one of the most famous days in Norwich City’s history. A first appearance and victory at the new Wembley and their first visit to the national stadium for 30 years saw them book an immediate return to the Premier League. However, the result was just the icing on the cake of what was ... Read More »

Championship Play-Off Preview

Championship Play-Off Preview

After a 46 game marathon which produced the most incredible and dramatic race for automatic promotion in recent history, we’re now less than 48 hours away from the start of the play-off sprint. Bournemouth and Watford have already reached the finish line and the promised land of the top flight. However, the immediate futures of the four teams who were ... Read More »

How Milan Can Become Fashionable Again

How Milan Can Become Fashionable Again

Of all the European football giants enduring a period of crisis, surely none can match the decline of Milan. For the second season in succession, the Rossoneri find themselves embarrassingly well off the pace for even a qualifying place for the competition they used to dominate, the Champions League, let alone the Scudetto title race. As recently as eight years ago, ... Read More »

Farewell Neil

Farewell Neil

Norwich City are once again looking for a new manager after Neil Adams fell on his sword earlier today with the club sitting just outside the play-offs in the Championship. Given the squad they have and the start to the season they made, it is a disappointment and an underachievement yet the former winger, youth team manager and radio pundit ... Read More »

Premier League – Half Term Report

Premier League – Half Term Report

Nineteen games gone, nineteen to go. At the end of 2014, we’re precisely at the half way point of the Premier League season. Here is an assessment of how each of the twenty teams have performed, who’s top of the class, who “must do better” and who needs to up their game significantly: ARSENAL – B Once again, they’re only ... Read More »

Why Chelsea Will Win The League – But Won’t Go Unbeaten

Why Chelsea Will Win The League – But Won’t Go Unbeaten

As the Premier League pauses for another international break, Chelsea lead the way having set a blistering pace with only four points dropped from the first eleven games. Whilst they already appear to have one hand on the title, some pundits are now wondering whether they can go through the entire season unbeaten – and replicate what Arsenal achieved ten ... Read More »

Why A Change Is Needed At Newcastle

Why A Change Is Needed At Newcastle

I never like to see anyone get the sack but Alan Pardew is surely on borrowed time at Newcastle United. The Magpies are rock bottom of the Premier League having not won a game so far this season and their form has worryingly carried on seamlessly from the second half of last season. Unfortunately for Newcastle, they’re only heading in ... Read More »