1. Arsenal Lacks a Goal Scoring Super Star Hero

    In the opening credits of the 1996 classic video game Sensible World of Soccer a mustachioed player from a by-gone era furiously peddles his bicycle to a match that has begun without ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 1,331 reads 39 comments

  2. Ashley Young: The Missing Link For England In 4-3-3

    In a recent article ‘Fabio Capello Must Ditch 4-4-2 To Give England And Rooney a Chance,’ I argued that Capello should play Wayne Rooney alone up front, supported by three ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 462 reads 6 comments

  3. Fabio Capello Must Ditch 4-4-2 To Give Rooney and England a Chance

    December 2009: An impressive qualifying campaign followed by a favourable draw sent expectations for England’s tournament in South Africa through the roof...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 386 reads 11 comments

  4. Goal Line Technology: Which Side of the Line Do You Fall On?

    July 30 1966: 11 minutes into extra time in the World Cup Final, Geoff Hurst’s shot strikes the underside of the cross bar and bounces on the goal line...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 290 reads 3 comments

  5. Home-Based Players Thin on the Ground in Aussie Squad

    In Europe and much of the football world, the mid-point of the season in a World Cup year heralds the beginning of a debate in respective national media about which established players will do ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 108 reads 4 comments

  6. Kuwait 2-2 Australia: Socceroos A Step Closer To Qatar 2011

    Australia’s attendance at next year’s Asian Cup in Qatar remains in the balance after a hard-fought draw away against fellow Group A front-runner Kuwait left the Socceroos, Oman and Kuwait ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 247 reads 6 comments

  7. Nemanja Vidic Packing for Madrid: We're All Going on a Real Holiday

    It looks for all intents and purposes as if Nemanja Vidic will be Madrid-bound this summer, the Serbian’s head having been turned in the manner of so many before him by the allure of the Santiago Bernabeu...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 1,010 reads 6 comments

  8. Imagine if Fabio Capello Hated the Premier League: Welcome to Australia!

    Australia face an away tie against Kuwait in Asian Cup qualifying on Wednesday 6 Jan (AST). Twenty-first in the overall FIFA rankings and No...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 241 reads 0 comments

  9. World Cup 2010 Preview: The Socceroos

    Australia has a long history of sporting rivalry with South Africa. As former British colonies, the two countries meet regularly and passionately in those quintessentially imperial sports of rugby union and cricket...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 346 reads 2 comments

  10. Chelsea-Everton: Toffees Extend Ancelotti's Winless Run

    Chelsea’s winless run in all competitions extended to four games at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after Everton scrambled a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 79 reads 3 comments

  11. Lacklustre Melbourne Victory Humilated 3-0 At Home By Rivals Sydney FC

    Sydney FC comfortably defeated an insipid Melbourne Victory 3-0 on Friday night, retaining top spot ahead of Perth Glory and stretching their lead over the defending champions to five points, who now lie in third place...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about over 4 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  12. Garrincha: An Ideal To Aspire To or As Flawed As the Game of Today?

    Football will always have players who thrill audiences and bring joy to millions: This is the essence of the beautiful game and it is a large part of what packs out stadiums around the world ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 537 reads 12 comments

  13. In Defence of the Mercenary: Why Ronaldo Was Right To Join Real Madrid

    As Cristiano Ronaldo basked in the limelight on the Bernabeu pitch at his introduction this summer, accusations of disloyalty and ingratitude had already been levelled by many United supporters, ...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 1,335 reads 35 comments

  14. Questions Remain for Alex Ferguson, Mark Hughes After Puzzling Manchester Derby

    All the talk leading up to this weekend was about the Manchester derby and it didn’t disappoint. After dispatching Arsenal at Eastlands last week, Mark Hughes took his expensively assembled squad to Old Trafford to face their sternest test yet...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 512 reads 9 comments

  15. United-City: Reds Snatch the Points in Classic Derby Encounter

    Michael Owen's last gasp winner gave the red half of Manchester the bragging rights in a classic Derby encounter of end-to-end football that somehow contrived to exceed the enormous pre-match hype...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 175 reads 5 comments

  16. Arsenal 4-0 Wigan: Gunners Back On Track At the Emirates

    After two successive league defeats in Manchester, Arsenal continued their return to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 win against Wigan at the Emirates Stadium yesterday...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 3 comments

  17. The Death of the Winger

    Best, Garrincha, Matthews, Finney. Some of the greatest players of all time have been those who patrolled the touchline during their illustrious careers...

    Iain Strachan Written by Iain Strachan about almost 5 years ago 254 reads 10 comments