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Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

A late strike from Mario Balotelli and an even later penalty from Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool edge past Ludogorets on their return to the Champions League at Anfield last night. After toiling to break down the resilient Bulgarian champions for most of the game, Balotelli showed great strenght, control and composure to slot his first Liverpool goal in the 82nd ... Read More »

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

So the European Qualifying campaign is now underway and England got off to a perfect start by winning away against the biggest perceived threat in their group. It should go down as a hugely significant result and one which makes England’s prospects of reaching the finals in France better than their opponents Switzerland. However, due to the new qualifying format ... Read More »

The Winners And Losers Of The Transfer Window (Premier League)

The Winners And Losers Of The Transfer Window (Premier League)

After a record breaking summer of transfer activity in the Premier League, it’s fair to say that some teams emerged from the window having done better business than others. Here’s a few of my thoughts on who I felt spent the wisest, who managed to improve their squad the most and who had the best transfer window in general. For ... Read More »

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Today would mark the 101st birthday of a true legend of the game. A man who came to a club, put his stamp on it and that stamp is still there today. Bill Shankly not only revolutionised Liverpool Football Club during his time there as manager, but he paved the way for all others after him to follow and build ... Read More »

Why Leeds Are Heading Nowhere Under Cellino

Why Leeds Are Heading Nowhere Under Cellino

The recent sacking of David Hockaday at Leeds United will not have come as much of a surprise to anyone but his dismissal by the notoriously ruthless owner Massimo Cellino leaves the proud Yorkshire club in yet another state of disarray and brings the suitability of the Italian businessman for the job into serious doubt. It has been well-documented that ... Read More »

Hull City Held In European Debut (With Vine)

Hull City Held In European Debut (With Vine)

Hull City were held to a scoreless draw in their inaugural foray into European Competition, with the 0-0 result coming against Slovakian side AS Trencin in the Third Round of Europa League qualification. Hull City earned this spot in the Europa League qualification after their FA Cup Final appearance this year,  losing that Final to Arsenal by a 3-2 score at ... Read More »

Why Romelu Lukaku deserves to be given a chance at Chelsea

Why Romelu Lukaku deserves to be given a chance at Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku has been loaned out twice by Chelsea in consecutive seasons and each time he has proven he has got what it takes to be successful in the premier league. He scored an impressive 17 goals for West Brom and 15 goals for Everton showing that it was not a one off; he can consistently score goals in the ... Read More »

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

With the signatures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already secured this summer, it seems like Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers intends to continue to spend big over the remaining weeks of the close season. The Reds obviously have a huge budget, this season what with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m, as well ... Read More »

How The Transfer Market Is Controlled And Inflated By The Big Spenders

How The Transfer Market Is Controlled And Inflated By The Big Spenders

With the World Cup now behind us, the new domestic season is just around the corner and the activity in the transfer market is also beginning to gather pace. Whilst it’s a very exciting time of the year to be a football fan as the rumours and speculation surrounding potential deals being struck for your club begin to rapidly circulate, ... Read More »

Chelsea Agree Deal for Felipe Luis

Chelsea Agree Deal for Felipe Luis

Chelsea have agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of left-back Felipe Luis. The fee, expected to be £12.6m, will see Luis join Chelsea on a six year contract. The Brazilian will now discuss personal terms and undertake a medical at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old won La Liga with Atletico last term and reached the Champions League final, ... Read More »