UEFA Nations League: Why fans should care

Tomorrow night sees the inaugural match of the UEFA Nations League takes place with, with Germany facing new World Champions France in Munich. The competition has yet to create much excitement amongst fans of any European national teams. The football press in Britain has been particularly scathing ‘Stay as far away from this as possible,’ […]

World Cup Managers enter nail biting season

On Friday Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson confirmed Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s ankle injury is worse than originally reported and may require surgery. Asked if Loftus-Cheek would be fit for the World Cup, Hodgson responded with the unscientific answer ‘I don’t know.’ With the World Cup 4 months away every weekend between now and mid May will […]

World Cup Squad update: Who’s hot and who’s freezing over

It’s 4 months until England name a provisional squad for Russia 2018 and things have changed quite a bit since the November internationals, so here are the movers and shakers amongst those not yet guaranteed a World Cup spot. Jesse Lingard Who’d have thought this- Jesse Lingard: lethal number 10! At the start of December […]

Spark out in Stoke: Hughes has finally gone

Such is The Premier League merry-go-round that no sooner had a pair of ‘solid football men’ (media speak for uninspiring and limited) reappeared at Everton and West Brom another departed in Stoke. Mark Hughes’ sacking at the Britannia Stadium ultimately felt like a mercy killing. It was understandable after Tony Pulis’ hoof-ball had secured Stoke’s […]