Footballers and their affinity to golf

The sports of football and golf may well need contrasting skills and attributes to be a success, but his has not stopped a wide range of great and good players from the beautiful game taking to the golf course. Whether it is recreationally, to raise money for charity or even in some cases as a follow on after a career in football, you will not be hard pushed to find a star footballer putting, chipping and driving.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

10 Interesting Football Facts

Here are some interesting football facts (including fun Premier League and FA Cup stats to throw around before this weekend’s set of games). My personal favourite is the one about English managers – it may only be in the ‘Premier League’ era but after 20+ years it’s not a trend, it’s a problem.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Chelsea and City realistically playing for second in the Premier League

The Premier League’s second and third placed sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with Manchester City hosting Chelsea. Despite there being 12 games left in the domestic season, Premier League betting odds are suggesting that the title race is over due to Manchester United’s dominance, and that these two could well be battling it out for the runners-up berth.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Spurs looking for third straight win at Carrow Road

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League Carrow Road, Norwich Wednesday 30 January, 2013 19:45 GMT Tottenham Hotspur must beat 13th placed Norwich City if they are to maintain a gap from Everton in the race for the Champions League. A seventh win of the season for Norwich could see them go into the top half of the table if other results go their way.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Betting odds for Premier League relegation – who would you pick for the drop?

The relegation battle in the Premier League always attracts considerable sports betting interest, and this season is no exception. There are a number of teams that have been dragged into the relegation fight, and with so few points between them it is difficult for sports betting fans to make the right call, when it comes to placing their bets.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Is Ferguson lining up Lampard?

Despite sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a few reinforcements during the January transfer window. While future superstars are being linked with moves to Old Trafford, one rather more seasoned star could be heading north. It’s common knowledge that Frank Lampard is likely to leave Chelsea sooner rather than later. At the age of 34, owner Roman Abramovich thinks that he’s over the hill, and he’s been linked with moves as far afield ... Continue Reading →

No Transfers, No Problem?

People have in the past judged a club’s success in the transfer window by how many players they’ve brought in, but in austere times it appears that success can also come in the form of holding on to your current crop of stars. Newcastle are one such example of a team who failed to make any serious forays into the transfer market, but count themselves lucky to have kept the likes of Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse, Cabaye, Krul and Tiote. There’s probably upwards of £60million worth of talent in ... Continue Reading →

Be Back Soon…

Apologies to you all for our lack of posting as of late. Along with other commitments taking our time, we have taken this moment to make some changes to the website and we will resume normal service very soon… Tweet Continue Reading →

Don’t Believe The Hype About St George’s Park

As the FA announce the opening of the new national football centre – St Georges Park, their PR team has gone into full swing in trying to convince us all that the £105 million project is money well spent, but I’m not convinced. Then FA Technical Director Howard Wilkinson began this project by modelling it on the famed centre of excellence in France – Clairefontaine, which has produced footballers such as Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka in recent times. With similar projects such ... Continue Reading →

Freddie Said A Naughty Word…

Ummmm, naughty Freddie Ljungberg said the S word on Match Of The Day 2 at about 11pm last night…. For those who were offended, try going to a football game. If you’re a parent of a kid who saw it, be a better parent – they shouldn’t be awake that late. Football is a sweary sport motherfuckaaaas! Tweet Continue Reading →

Walcott’s contract situation on a knife-edge

Theo Walcott’s contract situation is finely-poised with less than 48 hours left in the transfer window, with the Arsenal winger’s future hanging in the balance. With less than a year left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, the England international has refused a new five-year £75,000-a-week contract from the Gunners, with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool keeping tabs on the situation. With the attacker reportedly asking for a staggering £100,000-a-week to kick ... Continue Reading →

Manchester City’s squad depth hampered by financial constraints

Manchester City may be the Premier League’s biggest spenders in recent years but they’re still not through with building the ultimate football team. Problem is, the owners now want to practice financial prudence, something that does not sit well with a manager used to spending big. Manchester City have been surprisingly quiet in this summer’s transfer window, with Jack Rodwell the only notable addition to the Premier League-winning squad. Roberto Mancini has vocalised his desire to ... Continue Reading →