Category - Long Reads

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 squad...

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...

Georgios Samaras and Celtic: a two-way devotion

The Greek word ‘Eutychia’ is a female given name that means ‘happiness’. When Eutychia Samara gave birth to her son Georgios on February 21, 1985, euphoria was...