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!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Goal Shy!

Following the conclusion of the January transfer window, we commenced February with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to struggling Cardiff City. Top scorer Josh King scored both goals to take his season tally to 8. In truth, we’ve should’ve scored 8! There then followed a frustrating run of results where King and co. couldn’tContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Goal Shy!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – King Shows Character/Bird Flies In!

Matchday twenty in the Premier League ended in a heartbreaking defeat at Old Trafford. Having fallen behind in the first half, our ex-Man Utd frontman Josh King ended a barren spell in-front of goal by finishing off a great team move early in the second half to level the score. Anthony Martial restored the homeContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – King Shows Character/Bird Flies In!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!

We commenced November with a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester Utd. Despite Jeremiah St. Juste conceding possession that led to us falling behind, Lewis Cook was outstanding in midfield and Dominic Solanke equalised to make it two goals in two games for the rejuvenated frontman. St. Juste should’ve scored his first goal for theContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!”

One to Watch: #6) Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Alireza Jahanbakhsh isn’t the first player to have scored goals in the Netherlands but then struggled to make an impact in the English Premier League. The likes of Afonso Alves and Mateja Kezman spring to mind. The quality of goals scored by the 26-year-old Iranian in the Eredivisie and glimpses of his undoubted quality thatContinue reading “One to Watch: #6) Alireza Jahanbakhsh”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!

September started with another defeat, this time at the hands of Chelsea. We were actually on top for the first twenty minutes but captain Simon Cook conceded a penalty to undo the good work. In the second half we fell further behind courtesy of another set-piece, this time a free-kick from Willian. Losing our disciplineContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!

We commenced the season with a frustrating 2-0 loss at home to newly promoted Cardiff City. With the game still goalless £21.8m new signing Moses Simon struck tamely at the goalkeeper when clean through on goal. After we fell behind the Nigerian then contrived to hit the crossbar when presented with an open goal. AContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!”