The Final Whistle!

Around four and a half years ago, I started writing a cricket blog. Only last year, I commenced scripting a football (Soccer) themed alternative. My interests stretch beyond those two subjects however, so I am slowly winding down both sillypointcricket.com and leftbackfooty.com. Thank you very much to anybody and everybody who has ever taken theContinue reading “The Final Whistle!”

Random Rankings

Hi football fans Please see below for some interesting current rankings in world football. We all expect Brazil and Germany etc to be near the top, for Chad and Oman to not but every team has the rank somewhere… Men’s https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/ Venezuela Currently ranked 28th in the world, the South American nation’s highest placing wasContinue reading “Random Rankings”

Randy for Goals!

It’s a huge relief to see 21-year-old forward Randal Kolo Muani banging in the goals for Les Canaris. Okay, well, he’s got two goals! I actually watched back-to-back games where he had strikes disallowed for offside by the narrowest (And I mean narrowest!) of margins. At least one wasn’t even for him being offside. YouContinue reading “Randy for Goals!”

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!”

Serie A Starts Again!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as Serie A (Italy’s not Brazil’s) kicks off once again… Samuel di Carmine – Hellas Verona Di Carmine came into his own post lockdown and having finished the 2019-20 campaign with 8 goals in 22 appearances, willContinue reading “Serie A Starts Again!”

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!”

La Liga is Back!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as La Liga kicks off once again… Shinji Okazaki – Huesca Okazaki wasn’t prolific in front of goal when helping Leicester City to a sensational Premier League title but his indefatigable work rate helps tire opposition defendersContinue reading “La Liga is Back!”

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”

Boredeaux!

FC Nantes commenced the new season with a woeful 0-0 draw away against 10-man Bordeaux last night. Mehdi Zerkane was harshly sent off on his professional debut for the home club who had inexplicably installed their new manager only eleven days ago. Bordeaux hadn’t even been able to play under their new boss due toContinue reading “Boredeaux!”