1. 12 Clubs Fight for the Championship Grand National

    How many countries in the world can honestly say that 12 clubs in a league are all vying for the top spot?More to the point, how many leagues can honestly say that 18—yes, 18 clubs!—are ...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 576 reads 7 comments

  2. FA's Latest Disgrace: Overseas EPL Matches

    It is laughable to think how much the Football Association and the Premier League are destroying the soul of England's great game...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 698 reads 22 comments

  3. Fabio Capello's First Game With England: Just Call Me Boss

    In what will surely be the match to watch this week, we see England and her new manager, Fabio Capello, play Switzerland in a friendly game...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 820 reads 2 comments

  4. Seven's the Charm: Manchester United Fined by FA

    Seven yellow cards were handed out to Manchester United players on Saturday against Tottenham, and as such, the FA has imposed their automatic punishment: A £25,000 fine...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 876 reads 11 comments

  5. Jermain Defoe Joins Pompey

    After Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, and Tottenham Hotspur, in that order, you'd be forgiven for thinking a few weeks ago that Defoe was on his way to Chelsea—another London ...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 702 reads 4 comments

  6. Newcastle Disgrace: Joey Barton Bags a Bail to Play Arsenal

    In what must be the most sensational case ever to ridicule Britain's justice system, it turns out that Joey Barton's lawyers have secured a change to Barton's bail conditions allowing him to play against Arsenal tonight...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 1,089 reads 21 comments

  7. Liverpool-Havant & Waterlooville: Saluting Britain's Best Pub Team

    Liverpool came from behind twice to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 5-2 victory—at the expense of Havant and Waterlooville, who must be the best pub team in Europe this year...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 1,042 reads 5 comments

  8. Tottenham 5, Arsenal 1: Young Guns Run Out of Firepower:

    In what had to be the Cup match of the decade, Tottenham Hotspurs routed Arsenal's young guns to fire themselves into the Carling Cup final...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 2,062 reads 15 comments

  9. Great Footballers: Alan Shearer, Man of the People

    In my second article on great footballers, I will be looking at a footballer who inspires everyone around him—not just his teammates, but the manager, the chairman, the board, the backroom staff...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 868 reads 9 comments

  10. Football's Worst Comeback: Keegan at Newcastle United

    In what must be the worst comeback since Nigel Mansell's stint at McClaren in 1996, Newcastle United are to announce today that Kevin Keegan has been appointed—or reappointed—as manager...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 894 reads 9 comments

  11. Breaking News: Fabio Capello Under Investigation

    Fabio Capello is under investigation for alleged tax fraud in his home country of Italy.The newly-appointed manager of the English National Team has been on the job less than two weeks—and this news puts a question mark on his future...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 665 reads 2 comments

  12. Manchester United-Newcastle United: The History Behind 6-0

    Six of the best:All six of the best came from Manchester United this evening, when Newcastle, managerless, and seemingly clueless, were thrashed 6-0 at Old Trafford. It has been Newcastle's worst performance for a very, very long time...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 1,815 reads 5 comments

  13. Newcastle United, Sam Allardyce Split: End of Season Already?

    Strange how these things happen. Newcastle United sacking a manager. There's a unique occurance.Sam Allardyce and Newcastle United officially split company just twenty minutes ago , although ...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 714 reads 9 comments

  14. Referee Watch No. 1: Mark Halsey, Ipswich Town v. Portsmouth

    Ipswich Town's match again Portsmouth in the FA Cup should have been a good tie—full of flair, fleet of foot, and above all damn good football...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 930 reads 19 comments

  15. An Injustice for England: Joey Barton Released on Bail

    Rarely do I get so incensed by the injustice of our justice system.A few weeks back, I wrote an article on Watford player Al Bangora, who is due to be deported. Ten days ago, I griped about the Carlos Tevez saga...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 1,726 reads 28 comments

  16. SPL Mourns for O'Donnell

    "Phil was not just a wonderful footballer, he was a great human being. "My thoughts are with his family at this tragic time...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 724 reads 1 comments

  17. Worst of 2007: The Carlos Tevez Saga

    2007 saw West Ham United play the part of villain in an escape that shouldn't have happened.The evidence all pointed one way—and the verdict shamed both the FA and the Premier League commission...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 7 years ago 1,656 reads 14 comments

  18. Best of 2007: The FA Cup Dream

    My friend from university told me that if there was one match I had to see this year, it was Chasetown (his team) against Port Vale in the FA Cup second round. So on Tuesday Dec. 11, I travelled by train with him to check it out...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about almost 8 years ago 683 reads 10 comments

  19. Lawrie Sanchez Out at Fulham

    Lawrie Sanchez left Fulham this morning by "mutual consent"—but early indications say it was anything but...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 899 reads 8 comments

  20. Crouch, Kuyt, and Carragher: Red Card Shambles at Liverpool

    This morning it was brought to my attention by a Liverpool supporter that Peter Crouch has accused John Obi Mikel of play-acting...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 1,098 reads 24 comments

  21. Marks Out of 10: Christmas in the EPL

    Christmas is the time of year when I take stock of all the club football I've watched, and make some observations...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 642 reads 18 comments

  22. Rot in the Roots of England: Why Capello Will Make No Difference

    First, I'd like to congratulate Fabio Capello on his appointment as England manager this week.My fears of Jose Mourinho were, delightfully, dissolved—although I find it hard to digest ...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 734 reads 6 comments

  23. English Disgrace: Watford's Bangura to be Deported

    Normally I try to distance myself from politics, but this tale of unbelievable treachery by the British justice system MUST be reported to as many people as possible...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 942 reads 8 comments

  24. Good Riddance: Jose Mourinho Won't Manage England

    Well, at least I'm happy.I didn't think Jose Mourinho was special when he was at Porto, nor at Chelsea—and now I can cheerily confirm that he won't be managing England.So goodbye Jose, please don't come back...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 894 reads 14 comments

  25. In Praise of Alan Curbishey: A Charlton Fan Speaks Out

    16 years ago, a young Alan Curbishley signed on as joint manager of a small southeast London football club—and proceeded to change football forever.That was 1991...

    Simon Martin Written by Simon Martin about 7 years ago 1,104 reads 10 comments