Category - Long Reads

Top 10 Brazilian players of all time

From its iconic carnival festival to its tropical beaches, the nation of Brazil has given the world many fantastic memories to cherish, with many exciting...

How does spread betting work in sports?

People are always looking for a new way to enjoy betting on sports. One of the more up and coming methods is to bet on the ‘spread’ but how does...

Was the 2002 World Cup rigged?

 
The summer of 2002 was set to be a glorious time for football fans all over the world. And it was all because of a glorious upcoming World Cup...

Known Fixed football matches

From rolling around on the floor to shouting at officials, and sportsmanship to managerial mind games, there is an endless list of talking points and areas for...

1998 and Ronaldo World Cup Conspiracy

The original Ronaldo. Brazilian Ronaldo. O Fenômeno. Or to be more precise, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima. Whatever you want to call him, the legendary...

Best betting experts to follow

We’ve all been in the situation where our mates are bragging about the big win they had at the weekend. Even if you know they’re exaggerating, it...

Golden Goal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Even as a neutral there is something special about watching the clock tick towards penalties knowing that one goal could set the metaphorical cat amongst the...

How Kevin Keegan’s England Reign Ended

October 7th, 2000. Not only was it the day of England’s first 2002 World Cup qualifier against Germany, but it was also the final ever match to be played at...

Ruud Gullit: the Premier League Years

The birth of the Premier League couldn’t have come at a better time for Chelsea football club. The end of the 1980s had them as a team on the up and the cash...

West Ham’s Argentine Transfer Saga

After the 2006 World Cup in Germany, talk of where the young Argentinian duo Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano would end up began to circulate.
Despite...

Allan: Who is Everton’s New Signing?

Whilst Everton’s signing of James Rodriguez gets all of the attention it deserves, their capture of Allan has seemingly gone down a little more quietly...

Who Should Leicester City Sign?

Leicester City’s push for an unprecedented Champions League spot ended in sour failure after their last day 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. A defeat which...

Who Should Watford Sign?

Relegation to the Championship was never in the plans of owner Gino Pozzo, after overseeing the most successful spell in the Premier League in Watford’s...

How Could Everton Set Up Next Season?

After the acknowledgement in Andy Hunter’s article in the Guardian that Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands will be given resources to improve the Everton...

Diego Carlos’ dead-end had a way out

Have you ever reached that point when everything that happens around you makes you believe that life has another plan? That point when you have invested...

Watford’s Tactics Under Nigel Pearson

Since Nigel Pearson became the manager of Watford, the side from Hertfordshire have collected 18 points in 13 Premier League games to move the club out of the...

Everton’s Tactics Under Carlo Ancelotti

It still comes to a shock to many when you remind them that the Everton manager is Carlo Ancelotti. While there is a tendency to underestimate the size of...

Dundee United – The Glory Years

It’s a classic footballing ‘remember when?’ But Dundee United knocking FC Barcelona out of Europe is only half the story. A Premier Division...

Odense BK and the Miracle in Madrid

It was a tale that even Hans Christian Andersen himself could not have dreamt up. Michael Schjønberg hit the ball across the box where Jesper Hjorth left it...

How Fair is Financial Fair Play?

Financial Fair Play (FFP) is an initiative by UEFA that aims to improve the financial conditions of European football clubs. While the principles of these...

Vágner Love: The Moscow Memoirs

Blue hair or red hair, Vágner Love was recognisable. His braids, tipped with beads, and always colourful, would swish behind him as he accelerated away from...

Luis Suárez – Striking out at Ajax

Luis Suárez is one of those footballers who splits opinion – radically. Some love him for his aggressive attitude and outstanding skills, whilst others...