1. Ashes 2013: Favourites Tag Doesn't Sit Well with England

    It’s the eve of the Ashes, England have won the last two series, and are odds on favourites to claim the coming series. There is just something not quite right about it...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about over 1 year ago 277 reads 1 comments

  2. Michael Carrick: The Conundrum of Manchester United's Central Midfielder

    Michael Carrick has had his fair share of detractors over the last few years, but recently there appears to have been a sea change, with his range of passing, positional awareness and control of games drawing plaudits of the national media...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about over 1 year ago 1,944 reads 3 comments

  3. Michael Owen and the Curse of the English Teenager

    In May 1997 Michael Owen makes his debut for Liverpool. He finished the following season as the joint top scorer in the Premier League. Bundled onto a plane for France ’98 he scored that goal against Argentina in Saint-É tienne ...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 497 reads 0 comments

  4. The Premier League Is Dead, Apparently

    The Champions League has spoken and has declared the Premier League is no longer the force of European football...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 467 reads 7 comments

  5. Premier League Pride Comes Before a Footballing Fall

    Power shifts in North London, the end of days for Wenger and AVB in line for the next pope. Sweeping statements aplenty in the press following Tottenham’s 2-1 derby victory over Arsenal on Sunday...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 457 reads 2 comments

  6. Transfer Too Soon: When Is It Right to Make That Big-Money Move?

    You are the next big thing. You’ ve broken into the first team and the big boys are sniffing around. Every time you, or any one you know, opens a newspaper the gossip column links you with football's elite...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  7. Challenging in the 21st Century: When a Tackle and a Foul Become Interchangeable

    So when is a tackle deemed a foul? In an ideal world, it would be when the tackling player doesn't get the ball, but gets the man...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  8. Should Players Walk off the Field If They Are Racially Abused?

    This week, in a meaningless friendly match aimed at keeping players fit during the winter break, AC Milan were led off the pitch by Kevin Prince Boateng, who claimed he was being ...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about almost 2 years ago 4,133 reads 45 comments

  9. Arsene Wenger's Walcott Woe; This Contract Is About More Than Theo's Future

    In two weeks time Theo Walcott will be able to sign a pre -contract agreement with a club outside the Premier League. In six months' time he will be allowed to leave for free and go to any club of his choosing...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 1,341 reads 4 comments

  10. Mario Balotelli out in the Cold Ahead of Transfer Window

    It has happened before, and it will probably happen again, but Mario Balotelli has fallen out with his club...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 376 reads 2 comments

  11. England's Cricketers Rediscover Their Mojo Ahead of Ashes

    After one of the most difficult years in recent memory, England ended 2012 with a result that will again make the cricketing world sit up and take notice—and in doing so have laid down a marker ahead of next year’s back-to-back Ashes series...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 589 reads 8 comments

  12. Money Arrives Too Late for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal

    Armed with a new sponsorship deal it appears Arsene Wenger will have an increased transfer budget at his disposal this January...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 4,452 reads 52 comments

  13. Manchester Derby Takes Toll on City's Title Bid

    And so it came to pass that the Manchester derby cast its long shadow over the Premier League title race, leaving Manchester United sitting pretty in the sun and Manchester City downcast and gloomy...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 468 reads 0 comments

  14. 8 Predictions Ahead of the Manchester Derby

    The EPL title looks destined to be paraded around the streets of Manchester come May. With the derby between United and City mere days away, who will star, who will start and will ...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 839 reads 4 comments

  15. No Hosts for UEFA Euro 2020

    UEFA have rolled the dice, rocked the boat and put the cat amongst the pigeons with their plans for Euro 2020. There will be no host county...

    Mark Briggs Written by Mark Briggs about 2 years ago 260 reads 0 comments