January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
Manchester United vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland take on Manchester United this weekend at the Stadium of Light in what is an important game for both the teams involved. That being said, the two teams are at opposite ends of the table and on paper it seems like it should be very one sided. However, nothing can be determined in the EPL, and for all we know, Sunderland could pull a victory over the Red Devils. While Sunderland is generally having a down season, the Black …
INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide To England's World Cup Destinations

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide To England's World Cup Destinations

It's almost time for the major event of the year - the 2014 World Cup! England's stars; Rooney, Gerrard, Sturridge, Lampard et al are all fit and ready to take the world by storm and if you're following them over to Brazil then we've got some vital information for you! With the event in Brazil only two weeks away what better way to whet your appetite than to be provided with an excellent guide to England's World Cup destinations! Leading …
Brexit - Would it be Positive for the England Football Side?

Brexit - Would it be Positive for the England Football Side?

The country is building towards one of the most important referendums in recent history. The political landscape would change significantly if the Brexit campaign is successful and Britain does leave the European Union. An interesting article from the BBC looks into how an EU exit would affect the Premier League and it makes for concerning reading for the those that run the league. It would see over 100 Premier League players lose the right to play in England, as players from …
Jordan Henderson: Keep or Sell?

Jordan Henderson: Keep or Sell?

Jordan Henderson was loved and revered by the fans some months back but since his return from injury, the player has been criticised severely. Fans have not been very kind to him, which would be underplaying it. Rumours suggesting Tottenham Hotspur would like to buy him in the coming summer have been welcomed. This comes in stark contrast to when the player made himself indispensable in Gerrard’s absence last season and was heralded as the right choice to take over …
Rafa v Big Sam: A Titanic Relegation Clash

Rafa v Big Sam: A Titanic Relegation Clash

When Newcastle announced the appointment of Rafael Benitez as manager, two things immediately sprung to mind. The first was that he was an incredible coup for Newcastle and the second was the impending Tyne-Wear derby would be Rafa against Sam Allardyce. It’s a true heavyweight clash that is a broadcasters dream because it’s between two managers who are big personalities with a personal animosity. But it’s more than a clash of personalities; it’s a clash of styles between Benitez and …
The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

As the parent of a 12 year old boy who is a very keen footballer, I’ve been to countless club and school matches over the past seven years. Something I’ve seen all too often from a number of coaches and an even larger percentage of parents and interested parties on the sidelines is an obsession with the result. Whether or not the child’s team wins or loses seems far more important than if they’re enjoying the game and developing. My …
Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

It seems a very long time ago since Arsenal fans witnessed their emphatic strike partnership of Theirry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp ripping up the Premier League every week. The same generation were able to appreciate Manchester United’s attackers in all their glory – from Cristiano Ronaldo to Ruud Van Nisterooy. Even in recent seasons, ex Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, brought more quality to the Premier League as Chelsea waved goodbye to their long-serving Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba. This season, …
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