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 […]

Football’s Mad Men, why are we so obsessed with managers?

A manager is much more than just a tactician these days; he is a figurehead for an entire club. When a billionaire owner hires a new manager, it is a process defined by personalities rather than coaching merit. Is he a tough guy or a charmer? Does he wear a tracksuit or a shirt and […]

The hilarious (but also sad) decline of Michael Owen

It is not an exaggeration to say that Michael Owen was my childhood hero. Perhaps this was because I was the sort of football fan growing up who watched my idols on TV rather than in the stands. If I was a full-blown Kopite I might have preferred Robbie Fowler or Steve McManaman, but I […]

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 […]

Is he simply all froth and no beans at Newcastle?

We are only six games into the new season but is it already time for Newcastle fans to wake up and smell the coffee? The Toon Army currently sits second from bottom in the Premier League table by virtue of goal difference. Only neighbours Sunderland have started as poorly. Although unlike their Northeast rivals, Newcastle […]

A virtual reality called FIFA, it’s in the game

Every year since 2001 I have received a copy of the FIFA football video game for Christmas. Each Christmas since then has revolved around the unwrapping of this one gift, and the events after have since been a Christmas day tradition. The format and controls of FIFA rarely deviate from the previous year, which makes […]