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The Football Season Rollercoaster

These last couple of months of the football season are upon us, and when it all happens.  When passports to the Promised Land are stamped, or when relegation through the trap door becomes a reality.  When managers lose sleep or jobs, and players…

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Chelsea still ugly under Mourinho

Chelsea in 2014/15 have increasingly been described as a juggernaut by pundits. The theory goes that a juggernaut is impossible to stop. In other words Chelsea are headed for inexorable success in the league and in whatever other competition…

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Season of Rebuilding for Liverpool

Today’s 3-0 loss to a flawed Manchester United side at Old Trafford is especially depressing for Liverpool fans nine months after winning the corresponding fixture 3-0 last season. As Gary Neville remarked, ” Liverpool barked a lot but…

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England V Norway Team Announced

Roy Hodgson has announced his team to face Norway tonight. His line-up is: Joe Hart, Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Leighton Baines, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney. Uncapped…

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Joe Hart: England Captain Elect

England’s tendency to appoint over-the-hill players as captain is one of their biggest faults. Players stuck in old systems and war-wearied by tournament failure are invariably appointed due to public clamour instigated by unintelligent ex-footballers…

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10 Points for Dyke

The latest demise of England at the World Cup has pundits and others scratching their heads for solutions with what to do with Team England. Well, here we have a 10 point to do list for Greg Dyke and the FA which we hope they heed. Or there…

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Heat in Brazil Turns Up

The heat in Brazil is the main reason that German star Marco Reus thinks Germany should not be considered favourites for this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Others like former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar also think the heat…

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Well done Arsenal

After conceding two early goals Arsenal insisted on winning the FA Cup the hard way but they won it and congratulations to the Arsenal team and Arsene Wenger on a good win against a valiant Hull side. The weaknesses in the Arsenal side – that…

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Our 23 for Roy

The England manager has a tough enough job to choose his 23 man squad without publications like the Football Magazine chipping in with our 23. But then again, that is what we are here for. And, frankly, we need to be sure that Roy goes for a…

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Canary in the Coop

Neil Adams is probably not going to be sacked if Norwich go down, but he will be given the shortest leash of any manager next season. A relative unknown with little management experience means that he will be first to face the axe should Norwich…