In Awe of David Moyes

Year after year Everton defy the odds with a team thin on the ground. But now they seem to have a side that is strong and settled. Can this be the year that David Moyes and the Toffees finally win the silverware they truly desire.  Starting from the back and based on last year’s record Everton had the third best defence in the division. Their defensive unit – for the most part has remained consistent with Howard in goal, Baines left, Neville or Hibert right and Distan, Jagielka or Heitinga ... Continue Reading →

ITS: FIFA Street Review

After a PS3 marathon In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu sits back and is able to bring forth a comprehensive review of the latest edition of FIFA Street. For somebody who has spent years playing 5-a-side Power League football (it’s the one in Finchley, North London for those of you that are interested), imagine my delight at getting to write the definitive review for the latest in the FIFA Street franchise. FIFA Street, much like NBA Street has established itself as a retro alternative to the actual ... Continue Reading →

ITS: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Review

In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu jumps ahead of the queues, grabs a packet of milk and cookies and brings forth a comprehensive review of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – it’s a screamer! In a week which saw the release of the mightily impressive FIFA 2012, Konami’s latest Pro Evolution Soccer release has much to live up to. Of course the comparisons and the differences between both games will forever dominate any objective reviews, but let it be said now, PES 2012 gives FIFA 2012 a ... Continue Reading →

Rejuvenating Didier Drogba.

Didier Drogba is undeniably one of the best strikers to ever grace the Premiership. But is his influence on the game dwindling beyond repair? Sam Rayner explains… We all understand the threat Didier Drogba poses when at his best. The sublime free kick at the Emirates, explosive winners against both Merseyside clubs in the 2006/07 season and the inspirational second half hat trick against Wigan that earned him his second Golden Boot and third Premier League title with the Blues are all examples ... Continue Reading →