How female football is growing in Italy

It has been well documented that football in Italy is in a period of crisis. A very difficult time in the Bel paese, highlighted by the declination in the standard of Serie A the past few years, largely due to best Italian coaches and players seeking clubs from foreign lands and shores. Top coaches such [...]

By | 2018-01-02T19:24:20+00:00 December 31st, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment

Who Should Partner Virgil Van Dijk?

At this point, even the most isolated Amazon tribes probably know that Virgl Van Dijk has finally signed for Liverpool. The Dutch centre-half will become the world’s most expensive defender when he officially joins the Reds in a £75 million deal on January 1st. The price tag and the hype will make him a guaranteed [...]

By | 2018-01-02T19:22:23+00:00 December 30th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment

Why Sean Dyche is manager of the season at the halfway stage

In my team of the year selection earlier this week, I selected Burnley boss Sean Dyche as manager of the season so far. This came as a surprise to many, given that Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have smashed nearly every record going at this stage. But why did I opt for the unheralded and under-rated Dyche [...]

By | 2018-01-17T20:24:33+00:00 December 27th, 2017|All, Football|57 Comments

Why Celtic would fit into the Premier League

The suggestion of the Hoops joining the English league system has been mooted on several occasions, with many armchair pundits adamant that they would be demolished in the Premier League. "The SPL is a Mickey Mouse League!" is one of the most common and printable comments. With this in mind, let’s take an objective look [...]

By | 2018-01-17T19:41:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|All, Football|76 Comments

Premier League team of the season so far

The Premier League season reaches the halfway stage this weekend ahead of the frantic festive fixture schedule. The Christmas and New Year games are the highlight of the campaign for many fans - but which individual players have impressed so far? Here, we take a look at the Premier League team of the season after 18 games. Goalkeeper [...]

By | 2017-12-20T19:33:23+00:00 December 20th, 2017|All, Football|101 Comments

Real Madrid v Barcelona: El Clasico preview

This season's first El Clasico is almost upon us, with football fans all around the world eagerly anticipating the newly crowned world champions, Real Madrid, taking on La Liga's runaway leaders Barcelona, who currently sit 11 points clear of their sworn rivals (and eight points clear of 2nd place Athletico Madrid). Surely a win this weekend [...]

By | 2017-12-19T20:03:41+00:00 December 19th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment

Magnificent Malan – The Ashes

There are 100's in Test Match cricket and there are 100's. No two are ever the same. Whilst, the batsman can only play what is being bowled to him, some are clearly a little harder earned and feature a little higher up in the 'difficult' stakes. None are arguably much higher than walking to the [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:57:40+00:00 December 17th, 2017|All, Cricket|1 Comment

Fantasy Football picks: Gameweek 18

Tomorrow's 11:30am deadline will be the third Fantasy Football deadline within a week. If you're anything like me then you're in need of a big return of fantasy points this weekend. So without further a due, let's get stuck into the next round of player picks that could help your team. Goalkeeper - Jordan Pickford [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:55:26+00:00 December 15th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment

What Next For the UFC and Conor McGregor?

It’s been 13 months since Conor McGregor fought for the UFC Lightweight belt at Madison Square Garden. He clinically disposed of Eddie Alvarez that day, becoming the first fighter in the world’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion to hold two titles at the same time. In 2017 he’s fought once, crossing codes and boxing against [...]

By | 2017-12-15T18:32:25+00:00 December 15th, 2017|All, Boxing, MMA|224 Comments

Champions League knock-out stage predictions

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League draw has been made and there will be five English sides in the knock-out stages for the first time ever. Tottenham and Chelsea were handed difficult draws, but Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs will be reasonably confident of progress to the quarters. The group winners were [...]

By | 2017-12-13T11:50:51+00:00 December 13th, 2017|All, Football|1 Comment