Can You Name The Football Ground Quiz?

Over the last 25 years football stadium's in England have gone through a major transformation. The old iconic stadiums have slowly been replaced by state of the art architecture with plenty of focus on the hospitality packages for the corporate side of the game. However there are still some amazing old grounds around the country that make the FA Cup and League Cup games fun to watch and attend as they bring their own kind of atmosphere! So how good …
Respect for the FA Cup must start with the FA

Respect for the FA Cup must start with the FA

Rumours of proposed changes to the FA Cup began to surface this week with talk of replays being scrapped and the League Cup semi-final also going to a one-off match, rather than the current two-legged affair, all in the name of reducing fixture congestion. Inevitably, talk of change to domestic cup competitions invokes talk of respecting the cup and rose-tinted romanticism. In a recent interview, Football Association Chief Executive Martin Glenn admitted he’d love to see the FA Cup winners …
The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?In a football season that threatens a pretty unprecedented and wide open title race by modern day standards, there is also drama unfolding at the bottom of the table. From what appears to be the supernova of a dying giant in the shape of Aston Villa to an ongoing game of leapfrog between Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland to keep their head above the waterline and onwards to Swansea City and Bournemouth …
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa take on Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend. One would think that the word "struggling" would only be used to describe bottom placed Villa, but Liverpool are also struggling at the moment and might find themselves in a tricky position against a side that is playing every match with a must-win mentality as it hopes to somehow ensure it's safety in top flight. Villa have actually enjoyed a slight upturn in form recently, despite being rooted to the bottom of …
Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

With the struggles of Gary Neville at Valencia and the sackings of Brendan Rodgers and Garry Monk earlier this season, it begs the question whether a British manager will ever take one of the top jobs in the Premier League again. There are currently only six British managers in the top flight, and they are all managing teams in the bottom half. The last British manager to take a top job was David Moyes, who massively failed at Old Trafford, …
January Transfer Window Roundup

January Transfer Window Roundup

And that's a wrap!  As the January transfer window slams shut, the Premier League has seen the last dabblings of the 2015/16 season.  The squads are set, as both incoming and outgoing players look to make an impact for their new clubs.  For better or worse, this is your last look at some transfer analysis until June. AFC Bournemouth In: Lewis Grabban (transfer, Norwich City) Benik Afobe (transfer, Wolverhampton Wanderers) Juan Iturbe (loan, AS Roma) Marius Adamonis (loan, Atlantas Klaipeda) …
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

One of the few all Premier League cup clashes this weekend sees rock bottom Aston Villa welcome Manchester City to the Etihad. This fixture is unlikely to be a top flight fixture next season and this competition could be Villa's only chance of saving their season. Although they will be disappointed with the draw, it might not have been the worst thing as Manchester City are still competing on four fronts, and may want to drop out of one, to …
The Most Shocking managerial appointments

The Most Shocking managerial appointments

With Jose Mourinho recently getting the sack at Chelsea and rumours surrounding the futures of Van Gaal, Mancini and Wenger, the Premier League could see a whole host of managerial changes. And with talk of Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, potentially moving to Manchester United, it could be one of the most unexpected employments of recent seasons. Brian Clough's appointment at Leeds United is perhaps the most famously controversial decision of the football age but there's been a fair share …
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