Steven Smith

A Superstar Boy

A Superstar Boy

A Superstar Boy Remember the game, the passion, his joy. Remember the smile, adorned on a boy. Remember his chants, his laughter, a tear. Remember to mourn, the loss of his cheer. Remember the love, the friendship, his joy. Remember the parents, of a 9 year old boy. Remember the sadness, the heartbreak, so still. Remember his teammates, so happy until. Remember the goal, the crowd cheer with joy. Remember the player, a lost little boy. Remember that moment, he …
Centre Backs Win Leagues

Centre Backs Win Leagues

Centre Backs Win Leagues During the near 30 years of the Premier League era, we have seen some truly memorable central defensive partnerships on show. From the maiden Premier League season (with Steve Bruce & the vastly underrated Gary Pallister), to the Scottish warrior Colin Hendry & Hennig Berg at Blackburn, it’s not difficult to visual these defensive rocks. The famous Arsenal rearguard, consisted of the all time great Tony Adams & Steve Bould / Martin Keown. This was followed …
Overcoming The Low Block

Overcoming The Low Block

Overcoming the Low Block The way in which teams within the English Premier League have altered their styles throughout its near 30 year duration, is key to the evolving of the league. It has made the brand stand out more than other countries league’s, and the nature of its football is a testament to it’s team’s. The Premier League (COVID-19 aside), is box office, though the latest trend is perhaps scuppering excitement levels on match days. Football existed before the …
Jose - A Special Journey

Jose - A Special Journey

Jose - A Special Journey Jose Mourinho is amongst the greatest of managers to have graced football’s many touch lines. A period early in his coaching career saw him mentored by the late great, and universally adored Sir Bobby Robson. His first post saw him take on the Benfica job before a move to Uniao, both of which proved brief stints for the young coach. His move to Porto saw a remarkable period of both domestic and European success that …
Moving from SPL to EPL

Moving from SPL to EPL

Moving from SPL to EPL The Scottish Premier League is a division of football historically dominated by Celtic, followed by Rangers. The twilight of some Premier League players careers has seen them move north of the border in order to prolong their careers in a top flight side. This choice is often taken, rather than drop down through their own English leagues. Paul Gascoigne, Roy Keane, Neil Lennon, Tore Andre Flo, Andre Kanchelskis, Craig Burley, Chris Sutton & Jermaine Defoe …