Category - Quick Reads

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 the...

James Rodriguez – A Galactico in Loan Limbo

‘The name is Bond, James Rodriguez’. Five years on from that ingenious headline, is the Colombian agent slow dancing out of global notoriety? ‘Too fat and...