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…

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 Focus – Tom Ince

Last season really saw the emergence of a lot of young English players such as Wilfried Zaha who secured a £15m move from Championship club Crystal Palace to Manchester United and Raheem Sterling after a series of good performances which included a first call up and cap for the England national team, signed a 5 year contract with Liverpool which…

Mental Health in Football

As well as a football player’s physical health can affect them and their career, so can their mental state. This seems obvious but do we actually know the extent of how this affects a player? Mental health isn’t something that is discussed or is tackled as hard and as upfront as problems like racism and…