In Appreciation of Joe Cole!

It’s safe to say that the standard of football commentary/punditry around the Premier League and other competitions on English TV is pretty abysmal. Many ex-footballers sit there, spouting absolute nonsense. They lack insight and are both biased and unoriginal. I don’t have Sky TV but what little I’ve ever heard from Gary Neville and JamieContinue reading “In Appreciation of Joe Cole!”

The Premier League Returns!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as the English Premier League kicks off once again… Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion Johnstone is a former England youth international who progressed through the ranks at Manchester United. There were plenty of loan spells includingContinue reading “The Premier League Returns!”

Dream Team: My Team for 2020-21

Hi followers Above is my Dream Team for the 2020-21 season. For those of you that aren’t in the know, in Dream Team players accrue points via performances not only in the Premier League but in the FA Cup and League Cup as well as the Europa League and Champions League. I’ve mixed it upContinue reading “Dream Team: My Team for 2020-21”

Premier League 2020-21 Table Prediction

Hi followers Below is my prediction for how the Premier League table will look at the end of next season: Manchester City Manchester United Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea Leeds United Arsenal Southampton Wolverhampton Wanderers Leicester City Newcastle United Burnley Everton Aston Villa Brighton & Hove Albion West Bromwich Albion Fulham West Ham United Sheffield UnitedContinue reading “Premier League 2020-21 Table Prediction”

Soul Sellers!

In England, fans and club directors crave and pay extortionate sums of money for the world’s premier football talent. Should a player move in the opposite direction and transfer to a historical big league (Namely a European one) then that seems to be okay. However, if a player moves to China or the USA forContinue reading “Soul Sellers!”

One to Watch: #9) Helder Costa

Newly promoted Leeds United have signed Portuguese midfielder Helder Costa on a permanent deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers following an encouraging loan spell. £14m is no small sum but aged 26, Costa, who has been capped at various youth levels for Portugal (61 caps!) and scored on his only outing for the full national side, hasContinue reading “One to Watch: #9) Helder Costa”

One to Watch: #8) Iñaki Williams

It’s hard not to be drawn to the story of a footballer whose parents walked over 5,000km and traversed the Sahara Desert on foot. That footballer is Inaki Williams. 21 goals in 32 games for Bilbao Athletic was, not surprisingly, the kind of goal scoring exploits that earned the now 26-year-old Williams promotion to AthleticContinue reading “One to Watch: #8) Iñaki Williams”

The Premier League is Back!

Premier League football returns tomorrow. Fans will be able to follow on TV (Including free to air), radio and online text. I’ve really enjoyed watching highlights of Germany’s Bundesliga since its restart. I know that a lot of people are disappointed by the lack of atmosphere. Some people think that matches have a training groundContinue reading “The Premier League is Back!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Season’s End!

The final five games of my first season in charge of The Cherries were fraught with danger as we got sucked into a relegation battle that we thought we’d done enough to avoid! We lost 2-0 at Brighton, missing a plethora of second half chances to complete an ugly 5-0 season aggregate at the handsContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Season’s End!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – The Artists!

Formerly known as The Cherries they now call us The Artists… because we like to draw! 1-0 to the good against struggling Manchester City courtesy of the instrumental Lewis Cook’s third goal of the season, we literally threw the lead away from a throw-in, allowing Kevin de Bruyne to equalise. There then followed three consecutiveContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – The Artists!”