The last time a team outside of the traditional top six broke in, we all know what happened (hint: 2015/16 season). Before that was Everton in 13/14 who finished 5th in the first post-Fergie season as Manchester United finished 7th, as well as in 2012/13 when they finished 6th. The reference to 'top' teams in … Continue reading Can the top 6 mould be broken?
Norwich City Style & Recruitment Norwich City manager Daniel Farke had a difficult start to life in the east of England back in 17/18 finishing 14th in the Championship. But possibly one of the main reasons he was so successful in 18/19, winning the championship with 94 points, was because of this period (as well … Continue reading Welcome Norwich City
Summer is a time to sit back, enjoy the sun and gather your thoughts. Right? Wrong! Clubs in the Premier League are working hard to make some critical decisions that will affect their teams' chances of success in 2019/20. As we're now just over a month to go before the Premier League season kicks off, … Continue reading Sorry, who?!
I would be forgiven if I said I didn’t see this one coming. But football, as so often before, never fails to surprise us. The belief and emotion football brings on nights like these is unparalleled. Not only that but the brutality of football for those on the other side, the minuscule details and lapse … Continue reading What the phuck?
The dream of Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, when he took over West London side Chelsea back in 2003 was very clear. To one day to be European Champions. 9 years later, his fixation with Europe’s most prestigious trophy was getting close, as Chelsea met Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the 2012 Final and … Continue reading The German Job: Chelsea 2012
“Portuguese playmaker, Bernardo Silva, finds himself in space and drives towards Luke Shaw before quickly shifting inside to snap a shot into the corner past the slow David De Gea”. Silva has been a revelation this season for Manchester City, a player Pep Guardiola has repeatedly stated: “Right now it is Bernardo Silva and 10 … Continue reading Bernardo Silva
"The Championsssssss” As the Champions League anthem rang around European stadiums this week, spectators were in for another treat. A Barcelona masterclass left the Manchester United board having to take a serious look at themselves. “The Sensationeel” was what the De Telegraaf in Holland stated after a young Ajax team caused another Champions League upset … Continue reading Stupendous. CL last 4 looked at.
"What I love is the game itself"Patrick Vieira Patrick Vieira was the first signing under the Arsene Wenger regime, despite Wenger not actually being the Arsenal manager yet, as were the days in 1996. An illustrious powering midfielder who could dominate a game or player by his sheer presence embodied Arsenal’s qualities in that era, … Continue reading Throwback when? # Patrick Vieira
It's been almost three years since Leicester's miraculous 15/16 season, what's changed since and what does the future hold? It’s been 1067 days since Leicester City were confirmed Premier League champions for the stupendous 2015/2016 season. A 5000-1 miracle was turned into reality on the 2nd May 2016 as Tottenham players lost their heads against … Continue reading Dilly ding, dilly dong
866 goals, 40 red cards, 27 own goals, and 249 punches! (Sorry, but the PL website doesn't specify what type of punches, I’m assuming goalkeepers here.) Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that the 2018/19 season so far has been unpredictable, crazy and of course, very very entertaining. We have a proper title race … Continue reading PL Player of the season candidates