JamesFishlock

Family man from Cardiff, big LFC fan and football fan in general. Not short of an opinion or two, loves the banter and a good chat about all things LFC related.

Interview: Mark Sampson - England Woman's Manager

Interview: Mark Sampson - England Woman's Manager

Following on from my Woman's Super League preview over on Anfield Index, I have been lucky enough to speak to England woman's football manager, Mark Sampson. Ahead of England's upcoming World Cup Qualifying double header against Belarus and Ukraine,  Mark has been kind enough to answer some of my questions. For those of you who don't know. Mark replaced Hope Powell after England Ladies' poor performance in the 2013 European Championships. Having first cut his teeth at Swansea City's youth …
Cardiff City v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City's final Barclays Premier League game is the visit of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side. Both teams can look back at what has been an extremely disappointing season. Cardiff City find themselves rock bottom and already relegated and Chelsea, well having been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the Semi-Final stage, find themselves purely playing for 2nd place in the league this season. Fans of both teams will wonder what could have been, Cardiff fans will point to …
Aston Villa v Hull City Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

Aston Villa v Hull City Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

Paul Lambert's Aston Villa team welcome FA Cup finalists Hull City to Villa Park on Saturday for a game that Villa really need to win to put to bed any fears of relegation. Villa come into the match on the back of a terrible run of form. 4 losses and 1 draw in their last 5 games sees them currently sit only 3 points ahead of Norwich in the relegation zone. Hull City have had a great return to the …
Liverpool v Chelsea Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool v Chelsea Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

Sunday afternoon see's Brendan Rodgers' title chasing reds welcome rivals Chelsea to Anfield for what is the biggest game in 24 years for the Merseyside team. Win and they will take another huge step towards winning their very first Barclays Premier League title, lose and it will heap the pressure on their young shoulders. Chelsea on the other hand appear to have put all their eggs in their UEFA Champions League basket, especially after manager Jose Mourinho said this after …
West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Utd v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Saturday afternoon will see Sam Allardyce's Hammers welcome Tony Pulis' Eagles to The Boleyn Ground, in a game that really has very little significance to how the Barclays Premier League will finish this season. Both teams are safe for another season and are sitting comfortably in mid-table. After Wednesday's impressive 3-2 away victory over Champions League chasing Everton, Palace currently sit 11th in the Barclays Premier League table, 1 place and 3 points above West Ham and a massive 10 …
Arsenal v West Ham United Preview | Teams News, Key Men and Stats

Arsenal v West Ham United Preview | Teams News, Key Men and Stats

Fifth place Arsenal welcome 11th place West Ham United to the Emirates on Tuesday evening for what could be Arsenal's biggest game of the season. Their hopes of another top 4 finish this season have been seriously dented following a run of only 1 win in their last 5 games. They have seen Everton overtake them and currently sit 2 points behind the men from Goodison Park. Sam Allardyce's West Ham team go to the Emirates knowing that they are …
Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

The Monday night football this week comes from White Hart Line, as Tim Sherwood's Spurs welcome Guy Poyet's Sunderland to the Lane. Neither side have had much to cheer about in recent weeks, with both Spurs and Sunderland both suffering damaging defeats last time out. In fact, last Sunday's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield sent Twitter and other social media sites into a frenzy with reports of Tim Sherwood allegedly punching a player and resigning. Happily, neither of those …
Aston Villa v Fulham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa v Fulham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Paul Lambert's young Aston Villa side welcome Felix Magath's Fulham to Villa park on Saturday 5th April 2014, for what will surely be Fulham's last chance to start the run that could help them avoid relegation. Neither side have set the world alight this season and ultimately both will have disappointed their fans when the season comes to an end. Aston Villa have flattered to deceive this season and their young side has been found out time and time again, …
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