An article paying tribute to Gianluigi Buffon, A goalkeeping perfectionist

Shortly after breaking another Serie A goalkeeping record Gianluigi Buffon wrote an open letter to the ‘goal’ he has safeguarded for almost twenty years. Fortunately the multilingual James Horncastle was on hand to translate the letter, and in doing so, he revealed to myself and many other non-Italian speakers Buffon’s virtuosity. Here’s Buffon’s letter in […]

Jamie Vardy’s future, goals, Gazza and Real Madrid

Jamie Vardy’s meteoric rise from a non-league scoundrel to a free scoring Premier League striker is a great footballing story. He hassles defenders like a playground bully struggling to balance Key Stage 3 with a premature nicotine addiction. Vardy’s tenacity has been well rewarded so far this season. The man once rejected by Sheffield Wednesday […]

Why Chelsea could be relegated

It’s pretty simple really; The Blues are 16th in the table and are just three points off relegation and we are already a third of the way into the season. Furthermore Chelsea have the same number of points and more defeats than Hull City had this time last year, and The Tigers were relegated. They also […]

Zinedine Zidane, race, grace and brutality

It is a testament to Zidane’s career in professional football that his most infamous moment in the game is considered an, ‘ode to defeat’ by Abdessemed, who immortalised Zidane’s World Cup final head-butt in his outrageous sculpture, Coup de Tete. The statue itself stands at an imposing 16ft and was displayed in Doha in Qatar, before being removed […]

How the toffs at Stamford Bridge can be forced back into their armchairs

Just over twenty years ago the landscape of football completely changed. Sky had bought the required freedoms to televise live Premiership matches, leaving satellite TV in its wake. The result was a domineering culture of English football, with arrogant presenters and loud advertising. The propaganda is just as strong now as it was back then, […]

The best a man can get, why we need more beards in the Premier League

With movember fast approaching it’s time to assess the best facial fluff the world of football has to offer. For far too long the integrity of our sport has been jeopardised by over-glamourised show ponies who hit the deck upon the slightest of touches. This year’s rugby World Cup has further highlighted the issue of […]