Category - Quick Reads

NFL preseason schedule news

The NFL has managed to stay on top of all sports markets in the USA and we see the league trying hard to make its way onto the world stage. Currently, the NBA...

Football’s Ultimate Shithouse Starting XI

Not everyone can be a role model for the future generation of sporting stars out there, but perhaps being a role model is the last thing on the mind of a...

Pedro Neto and Wolves’ Versatility

Pedro Neto has already had a larger part to play in Wolves season when compared to last season. So far, Neto has featured for 841 minutes in 11 games, less...

Owen Hargreaves: The Whys and What Ifs

I imagine you are familiar with one of 2019’s early front-runners for most annoying Tweet template. It starts with something along the lines of...

The Eternal Excellence of Gianluigi Buffon

In the panopticon of the footballing world, wherein the players are watched via satellites, in the flesh, or printed on the front pages, their character and...

When Matteo Brighi was the Best in the World

Let’s think about football as of today; right now, who is the best player in the world? The divide on this is probably as close as a Brexit referendum with a...

Klopp and Kop Outdone by Sime-old Story

With Klopp claiming Atlético should be playing a better brand of football, is he starting to show the strain?
It was all so promising at Anfield for the...

Is MLS Really a Major League?

With money seen by many as spoiling the Premier League, is MLS worth a shot as an alternative?
The new MLS season saw debuts for two new teams over the weekend...

Will Liverpool Become Invincible?

Will Liverpool become invincible? That is the question being asked by a lot of the media world right now.
Can Jurgen Klopp’s side not just win their first...

The Understated Brilliance of Steve Finnan!

A few notable exceptions aside, full backs are rarely regarded with the same reverence as flashy playmakers or world-class strikers. Liverpool legend Jamie...

Luca Toni: Italy’s Last Great Target Man

Luca Toni is somewhat unique in his standing in the game in as much as he is seen as an idol without a particular club following. Such was the nomadic nature...

Antonio Cassano: The Kid from Bari

11th July 1982; Italy defeat West Germany 3-1 in the World Cup final in front of millions of adoring fans in the luxuries of the Santiago Bernabeu. One day...

Dimitar Berbatov: Effortless Brilliance

Few footballers possess the skill to make the game look easy. The high intensity of the modern-day game, coupled with the abundance of quality that is rife...

Ricardo Oliveira: a Real Betis hero

At the ripe old age of 39, Ricardo Oliveira shows no sign of quitting the game he has graced professionally for almost two decades.
A slightly late developer...

Mark Noble – a true West Ham legend

When any list of ‘West Ham Legends’ is being drawn up, inevitably the names of truly great players such as Bobby Moore, Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor...

Andreas Pereira: a Career at the Crossroads

As I sit typing this article it is the day after Manchester United narrowly avoided humiliation on a grand scale by scraping past League One Rochdale in the...

Who do Manchester United need to Recruit?

Things are not right at Manchester United – that is obvious. What’s not so obvious is what can be done about it. Throwing money at the problem is...

The FA Cup Heartbreak Of Leeds United

Atop the EFL Championship, four points clear of West Bromwich Albion with five matches to play, Leeds United look poised for a return to the Premier League for...

Dani Ceballos and the Desire for Pressure

Pressure is a fixation of modern football, the ability to come out on top in crunch moments. If you fail you are a bottler, succeed and some excessive...

Justin Kluivert: Roma’s Raw Dutch Talent

It’s not always easy following in a famous and talented father’s footsteps – just ask George W Bush and Paul Dalglish. Two extreme examples perhaps, but...