Team Focus – Aston Villa: What Next?

Aston Villa. A name synonymous with the Premier League. The first team in the world of football which wore the famous claret and blue colours and are rich in history in both England and the continental stage as well as being part of the elite group of teams that have never been relegated from the Premier League which…

Player Focus – Dele Alli

What a rise to the top Dele Alli has been in the past 12 months. In January of 2015 he was playing League 1 football, in the 3rd tier of English football. Fast forward to January 2016, he’s starting for a top Premier League side who are potentially pushing for the league title, a full…

Player Comparison – John Stones and Eric Dier

England always looking for the next best player, and the face of ‘England’s saviour’ changes every 6 months it seems, Jack Rodwell, Andy Carroll and Phil Jones were once labeled England’s next best thing, and all three of their careers have taken a downwards spiral since their overhyped career start. with only one of them…

Player Focus – Baba Rahman

Over the past two decades, world-class and quality African players have emerged on the European scene such as Samuel Eto’o, Jay-Jay Okocha and Abedi Pele, as well as his sons Andre and Jordan Ayew. Abedi, who comes from Ghana, is widely regarded as the pioneer of African football and was one of the first footballers from the continent of…

Premier League Opening Weekend 15/16: Review

It’s here. It’s here in all of its glory. The Premier League is back and as the clock strikes midnight and it become the 8th of August, from that point on I could feel the excitement building up and bubbling over within fans around the world. Through out the entire summer, some quality signings were made…

Barclays Premier League Preview & Predictions – 2015/2016

It’s nearly upon us. The magnificent match days. The waiting around for team sheets. Watching the 3pm kick off and reliving every highlight of every game with Gary Lineker on the BBC before switching the channel when Amish comes on. I’m of course talking about the start of the new Barclays Premier League season. Last season saw…

Raheem Sterling – Is He Really Worth £49 Million?

After one of the most prolonged and tedious transfer sagas in recent British footballing history, it is finally over and been put to bed. With the player getting his way. Shocker. In arguably the biggest transfer of the summer transfer window so far, Raheem Sterling has moved from Merseyside outfit Liverpool to Manchester City in a…

Player Focus – Matteo Darmian

Giorgio Chellini. Alessandro Nesta. Paolo Maldini. Some of the world’s greatest defenders have been from the beautiful country of Italia. The Italians are renowned for being great defenders as well as having attacking flair, but are classy defenders, not ones to make many rash challenges and good on the ball. Manchester United have recently recruited…

Steve McClaren: The Epitome of English Mediocrity

Steve McClaren. The Wally with a brolly. There have been a lot of great Englishmen in football such as Brian Clough who won two back to back European trophies and three European titles with Nottingham Forest to Sir Bobby Robson, the man who put the initial building blocks at both Newcastle United and Barcelona as well…

Player Comparison: Aaron Cresswell and Kieran Gibbs

Fullback. Quite an awkward position for a player to become, the sort of position that seems there just to fill numbers. It isn’t the most glamorous of positions, Jamie Carragher once described a fullback as either a failed centreback, or a failed winger on Monday Night Football, in the presence of one of England’s best…