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Written on 1 Jul 2014 | No Comments

The potential sale of Ryan Gauld shows that Scottish football is progressing. With the sale of James McCarthy in September 2013 for £2 million there were thoughts of ‘oh a small club with 1 good player’. But no, the mistake people make is they assume because the league is small there is no quality or the lame excuse ‘its a two club league’ (Celtic/Rangers). Having watched the demise of Hearts and Hibernian, then the takeover of both clubs you can see there is a new club style in …

Written on 30 Jun 2014 | No Comments

You could say Tottenham still haven’t had the 20+ goal a season they have lacked for YEARS! Last season Tottenham bought Soldado for £26  million from Valencia, But fans feel short changed what happened to the prolific striker who scored 59 goals in 101 games. Has this harmed them getting into champions league?

Jermain Defoe could only manage 1 goal in 14 games

Roberto Soldado 6 goals scored in 28 appearances

Emmanuel Adebayor 11 goals scored in 21 appearances

Harry Kane 3 goals scored in 10 appearances

Fact Gareth Bale is the last player to …

Written on 30 Jun 2014 | No Comments

A new season comes upon us we find out that our first fixture is….. West Ham, London Derby to kick-off the season great right? I still have nightmares of our defensive performance. That game one of the worst displays I have watched. But wait optimism from the loyal spurs army, An appointment we all agreed on… A manager who plays the ‘Spurs way’! 4-2-3-1?. Lamela finally to play regular to show his good born talent? Spurs actually believing in a player publicly saying he is not for sale and not …

Written on 30 Jun 2014 | No Comments

The number 10 role is always the role that the kids want to play in nowadays, AS Monaco star James Rodriguez is irresistibly adding to the temptation of the role. James leads the way in this World Cup and proves to be the talisman for the South American side and is currently leading the race for the golden boot but they’re not just average goals he’s scoring as 3 of the 5 could be nominated for “Goal of the Tournament”. So what is ‘James’ all about and why the big …

Written on 29 Jun 2014 | One Comment

James Rodriguez is the name on everybody’s lips after his sublime performance against Uruguay. He is the go to man for Columbia, the one who can just produce a bit of magic and inspire his team to victory. This was highlighted by his phenomenal from 20 yards which was just out of the reach of Uruguay’s goalkeeper, Muslera. If you look at James just before he chested the ball he took a quick look at the goal, and decided exactly where the ball was going. This has to be goal …

Written on 29 Jun 2014 | No Comments

Everyone seems to be in a hurry to mourn the demise of the infamous Tiki-Taka, claiming of course that, it is the reason why Spain has been kicked out early from of the World Cup. Which is a weird view to have, considering that tactical styles or “schools of thought” can’t simply die. They can however become temporarily vulnerable and exposed, – especially when they have been used in top-level football for quite a while, like tiki-taka was and still is in Spanish football, whether by the national team, or clubs like Barcelona …

Written on 26 Jun 2014 | No Comments

If you can’t beat them, join them. It was so often the refrain of teams in response to demoralizing defeats at the hands of the Spanish national team, or their club side equivalent the all-conquering Barcelona under Pep Guardiola, as teams sought to emulate what seemed to be the definitive answer to successful football. But now it may be just the mantra that saves the future of Spanish international football.
As the first team eliminated from this World Cup, the defending Champions were blown away by Netherlands and had little …

Written on 26 Jun 2014 | No Comments

France won group E and progressed into the last 16 of the World Cup after drawing against Ecuador at Rio de Janeiro`s Estadio do Maracana.
A red card for Ecuador captain, Antonio Valencia, condemned Ecuador as the first South American team to leave the tournament.
France, who only needed a point to get through the group stages, made six changes from the team that won 5-2 against Switzerland,
One absentee was Yohan Cabaye who was serving his match ban for two yellow cards, as France looked to go eight games without …

Written on 25 Jun 2014 | No Comments

Every four years a competition comes along that takes over television for 30 odd days like no other. The Olympics is massive but unless it’s a huge event and/or a unique sportsman or woman are involved it it still a niche market in my opinion, I got sucked into the 2012 Olympics even after spending quite a few years as a sceptical native of London.
But to me as a football fan and to millions of others, nothing stirs passions and awakens primal national pride like a world cup, all of …

Written on 25 Jun 2014 | No Comments

Luis Suarez has really given people a lot to sink their teeth into over the last few years, but this is a drama that will certainly not go away. Many people will have different thoughts and feelings about the incident that occurred in the clash between Uruguay and Italy, here are just a few different points of view;
The Psychologists: This season with Liverpool, Luis Suarez had regular access to Dr Steve Peters, he did not accumulate a single red card! Whilst Uruguay admirably dealt with his physical injury, their failure …