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Written on 28 May 2015 | No Comments

You don’t need to dive too far back into the history books to see the last time Tottenham deployed common sense on the pitch to great effect. In the good old Harry days the players knew what they were doing and the system was so effective, they actually achieved some modern form of success. There was width, pace, creativity, strength, character, and most of all cohesion.
There are a lot of complaints at Tottenham, largely justified about the board, director of football malarkey, constant managerial changes and so on. I’ve got …

Written on 25 May 2015 | No Comments

Spanish midfield legend calls his time on his decorated career at FC Barcelona as he is set to join Qatari side Al Sadd. Now 35 years old, Xavi joined Barca aged 11 and has been a regular part of the first team since 1998, winning eight La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, two club world cups and three Champions League titles. A 4th Champions League title may be on its way on June 6th.
A true great of the modern game, Xavi also played a key role for Spain as …

Written on 24 May 2015 | No Comments

With only a few days left before Tim Sherwood’s revitalised Villa side take on the almighty Arsenal on the hallowed Wembley turf who do you think will come out on top? Many would suggest the might of the north London club would be too much for Villa to cope with, especially with Arsenal’s attractive free flowing football particularly suited to the large Wembley pitch. However, under new manager Tim Sherwood the Villains from the Midlands have seen their own form transformed of late, and particularly that of their star Belgian …

Written on 18 May 2015 | No Comments

It seems unthinkable. They’re the two most expensive players in footballing history, yet we are hearing constant transfer rumours about them. Many would think that Madrid would be crazy to let go two of their main ‘Galacticos’ leave. But would it be such a bad decision? I’m not so sure.
Firstly, and this point is only applicable in the short term, they are both under performing by their own extremely high standards. The recent boos that have been ringing around the great Bernabeu stadium haven’t come from nowhere. And this isn’t …

Written on 17 May 2015 | No Comments

The young superstar Depay has taken the Dutch Eredivisie by storm this season, the striker’s contribution of 21 goals in 28 league appearances played a big part in leading PSV Eindhoven to become champions of Holland for the first time since 2008.However will Depay deliver on the big stage: the Premier League?
Van Gaal’s acquisition of Depay for around twenty-five million pounds came as no real shock after the pair had linked up whilst Van Gaal had been managing the Netherlands. Although, with big stars such as Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria …

Written on 7 May 2015 | No Comments

For me, it’s a no-brainer, the Skybet Championship is THE most exciting league in England, and one of the most entertaining in the world. I often find myself racking my brain as to why this there is such little coverage of lower league football, it’s terribly frustrating. Obviously the top leagues and players are going to monopolise news and blogs such as this, nothing is ever going to change that but surely there’s room for greater consideration of the smaller minorities and fan bases up and down the country.
The Premiership …

Written on 5 May 2015 | No Comments

The Champions League Semi Finals are upon us once again, Juventus play Real Madrid, while Barcelona play Bayern Munich in the other semi. Considered to be the weakest out of the four teams, we shall look at Juventus’ chances in this year’s competition. Can they get past Real, and if they do, can they win the whole thing?
The underdog tag out of the four semi finalists is what helps Juventus, they have the chance to take to the field with no pressure, allowing them to relax and express themselves. They …

Written on 27 Apr 2015 | No Comments

When will our nation learn what makes the ‘beautiful game’ beautiful? It is an argument that seems to have come and gone. In fact, people seem to have given up on the very notion that England ever could become one of the world’s best national teams. But I think it’s time everyone sat up and at least discussed how the nation can begin to create true footballers rather than athletes.
How can we do this? I believe there to be three main possibilities to achieving that goal.
End the ‘Big Tackle’ culture
The …

Written on 21 Apr 2015 | No Comments

There have been murmurs coming from some Liverpool fans that Brendan Rodgers time at the club should come to an end and the Kop hierarchy should look to pursue the popular and charismatic figure of Jurgen Klopp. The man who masterminded two back to back Bundesliga titles and also took Borussia Dortmund to the champions league final. He has pedigree and will bring entertaining football to merseyside but is it unfair to speculate over Rodgers tenure even though Liverpool are going through their worst trophy drought for over fifty years?
The …

Written on 20 Apr 2015 | No Comments

So Liverpool’s season ended yesterday afternoon at 16:14 when a fantastically worked goal from Fabian Delph and the rest of his Aston Villa cohorts nestled in the right hand corner of Simon Mignolet’s Goal.
The fight, determination and spirit displayed by the Villans was everything that was lacking in the Liverpool performance.
There are currently 6 games left in the BPL and Liverpool currently sit 7 points behind Man City and 8 points behind Man Utd.
Liverpool are out of every competition now, after failing to make it past the Group Stage in …