Fantasy Premier League: Ditch these Swansea, West Ham and Liverpool stars for these three…

Drink it in – there won’t be another international break until March. And by then we’ll be getting the ‘Euro 2016 tingles’, so it’s all good. Now is the calm before the storm in Fantasy Football; you need to get a settled squad before December when there’s a gameweek every few days. So here are a […]


The Tigers of Tuscany: How Fiorentina emulated Rodgers’ Liverpool to become one of Europe’s most fascinating teams this season

Every season tends to throw up at least one surprise team in the elite leagues of Europe that develops some quirky, unique tactical approach that we haven’t quite seen before, which allows that team to hit new and wonderful heights. Sometimes that team is an established Champions League side whose new tactical development pushes them to […]

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Football League 2015/16: The Story so far – Hull City, Gillingham, Coventry City and Plymouth lead the way

With the international break taking attention away from the Premier League, let’s dip into the lower leagues and take a look at the story so far around the soon-to-be-rebranded Football League… Football League 2015/16 – Story so far Championship The Frontrunners: Hull City, Brighton & Hove Albion The Chasing Pack: Burnley, Middlesbrough, Derby County, Birmingham City […]

Postcards from Yesteryear: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, Euro 2004 – Revenge of the ‘Blond and Beautiful’

It was a result many Italians foretold in a match that both Sweden and Denmark insisted they wanted to win. It was a result that sent the Azzurri packing, crying foul. It was a result that led to a Scandinavian party in Portugal, with the rest of Europe having a sly chuckle at Italy’s expense. […]

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Jesse Lingard, Wilfried Zaha, Kane… Names of the Premier League, week 12

The Premier League heads into the third international break of the season following a tight weekend of action in which only one game was won by more than a one goal margin. Even with a lack of goals, the world’s most entertaining league delivered once again, as did a number of its star performers. Here […]


Arsenal vs Tottenham: 10 Classic North London Derbies

The north London derby. A simple utterance of the historic fixture is usually enough to get the blood boiling for fans of Arsenal and Tottenham. A mention of the opposing team serves as a reminder of the intense passion surrounding the fixture and their insuppressible hatred for one another – as if they could ever […]

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Willian, Jesse Lingard, Thiago Alcantara… Names of the Champions League, matchday 4

Three teams booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after matchday 4, Real Madrid, Zenit St. Petersburg and Manchester City all assured of a place in the knockout rounds come next February. But who were the star names of week 4? We pick out the Names of the Champions League everyone’s talking […]

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Philippe Coutinho, Arouna Kone, Mahrez… Names of the Premier League, week 11

This week’s Premier League fixtures coincided with Halloween, and whilst Chelsea and Jose Mourinho once again failed to shake off their demons, there were plenty of frighteningly good performances elsewhere in week 11. Here are the star names from this week’s Premier League action… Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool Philippe Coutinho must have read our ‘Premier League underachievers […]

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Petr Cech, Kevin De Bruyne, Rakitic… Names of the Champions League, Matchday 3

Matchday three of the Champions League presented the opportunity for Europe’s elite teams to either build on early form, or dig themselves out of the holes dug in weeks one and two. Ahead of matchday four refresh your memory as Names of the Champions League brings you the players who shone for their sides in […]