Birmingham win the Carling Cup… and their first major trophy for 48 years
Birmingham deserved to win the Carling Cup. Sure they had some luck with the winner but they were unlucky early doors; Lee Bowyer was not offside as given and should have been awarded a penalty with the Arsenal goalie Szczesny red-carded, but [...]
It’s been five years since Arsenal won a trophy. Although I expect you already knew that. It’s a statistic that’s been knocked around in the media with the same gusto as an Arsenal counter attack.
It was meant to come to an end on Sunday against Birmingham, and Arsenal could move forward without dragging this weighty [...]
I have always believed in smart suits, ties etc on duty for matches etc. Now sports scientists at the University of Portsmouth studied the effect that coaches’ appearances had on a players impression of their competence.
It is a rare moment to see three guys staring at a computer screen on a Saturday night, highly nostalgic and almost wiping a tear away from their eyes. No, this wasn’t us discussing the glory days of rock n’ roll after encountering Justin Bieber on a music channel but it was Ronaldo. The real [...]
With the FA Cup fifth round taking centre stage in English football this weekend, it still remains possible that a record low number of Premier League teams (one) could make it to the sixth round, or a joint-record high number, namely all eight of eight quarter-finalists.
For the ‘romantic’ dream of mostly non-Premier [...]
I had a rather wry smile on my face last year when the UEFA Champions League semi-finals commenced as for the first time since 2003 there was no English representation in the last four of Europe’ premier competition.
It’s not the greatest goal ever seen. Everyone is getting a bit carried away with Wayne Rooney’s over head kick that sealed Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Manchester City. Sure it was wonderful, brilliant, spectacular and so on. But there have been many great goals over the years. Claims of the best ever are way [...]
Forget the millions spent by the Premier League big boys Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City on improving their teams. It is little West Brom that have made the best signing this season.
Today they announced that Roy Hodgson has taken charge, on a contract until the end of next season. Whether they had the former Liverpool [...]
Roy Hodgson looks a good choice for West Bromwich Albion. He did a very good job at Fulham last season and was voted Manager of the Year by his fellow bosses.
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