1. Euro 2008: Six Potential Stars

    We have all heard of the Ronaldo's, the Torres's and the Toni's of this world, but what about those lesser known European talents who could make a name for themselves in Euro 2008, and perhaps ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 878 reads 2 comments

  2. Champions League 2008 Prediction: A Final to Forget, but a Striker to Remember

    So here we are less than two hours before kickoff of the first All-English Champions League final, and a large part of me is not looking forward to it at all. How so? you might wonder, well the reason is simple...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,464 reads 4 comments

  3. English Premier League: Club-by-Club Review of 2007-2008

    As another EPL season is consigned to the recycle bin of history (we have to be green these days), here is my review of those who have done well, those who could do better, and those who will spend the summer in detention:1...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 2,068 reads 4 comments

  4. AFC Bournemouth - The Greatest Escape?

    English League One's AFC Bournemouth have had a torrid season, deducted 10 points for going into administration, they have found themselves playing catch up since January...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,087 reads 4 comments

  5. An All-English Final: Vision of the Future?

    In 1997 the rules of the Champions League were changed to allow more than one team from each nation to participate. Now, 11 years later, we have our first all-English final.This is not the first one nation final...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 630 reads 8 comments

  6. The Myth Buster: Wenger the Wizard?

    Arsene Wenger’s transfer history is often lauded, Vieira, Henry, Fabregas, Pires, Toure. The list of great, and often cheap, signings is endless isn’t it? Well maybe the record of ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,555 reads 11 comments

  7. Manchester United-Barcelona: Sir Alex Ferguson Talks One Game, Plays Another

    Sir Alex Ferguson said on the 9th April 2008 “We have the opportunity now to achieve something really special. We want to go to Barcelona and show we’re a good team...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 603 reads 8 comments

  8. Premiere League: Captain Gareth Barry Would Highlight Respect Agenda

    The mainstream media has been awash with stories about respect in recent weeks. From Ashley Cole to Javier Mascherano, from John Terry to Wayne Rooney, issues of respect, or a lack of it, have dominated coverage of the EPL and the England National team...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 590 reads 4 comments

  9. Six Of The Best: English League One

    Last month I looked at some of the best young players in English League Two, but what about those who are slightly further up the English Pyramid, just two divisions from the alleged 'promised ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 514 reads 1 comments

  10. Myth Busting Part One: Redeeming Rafa Benitez

    The mainstream media, don't you just love them? Afterall they give many of us the quotes and stats on which we base some of our most deeply held football opinions and can give us conviction when arguing on the most banal of sporting subjects...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 809 reads 6 comments

  11. Liverpool FC: Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel Offer Glimpse of Brighter Future

    Fernando Torres scored his second successive Anfield hat-trick this week as Liverpool cranked up the pressure on Everton and Aston Villa in the race for fourth place in the EPL...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 3,614 reads 11 comments

  12. Six of the Best: League Two Stars

    The players in the lower leagues of English football may well be the stars of tomorrow. In a new monthly Six of the Best feature, here are the six of the best players from League Two at the moment, ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,641 reads 9 comments

  13. EPL Liverpool: Hard-Earned Win Gives Benitez Hope

    Liverpool produced their best perfomance for two months at Anfield last night to give them a crucial two goal lead to take to the San Siro against an unfortunate Inter Milan side...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 350 reads 2 comments

  14. England-Switzerland: New-Look Three Lions Pass First Test

    A new dawn for England began with a win tonight under the tutelage of maestro Fabio Capello against Switzerland. Goals from surprise inclusion Jermaine Jenas and second half substitute Shaun ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 720 reads 3 comments

  15. Newcastle United Bound for a Relegation Dogfight?

    The headline question is deliberately provocative. I'm sure many Newcastle fans would laugh at the thought of being involved in the relegation scrap as they sit in the relative safety of 12th place, where they have been for most of the season...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 859 reads 12 comments

  16. Fabio Capello Names Provisional England Squad

    Fabio Capello named his first provisional squad of 30 players as England manager.Before the list is cut down to 23 this weekend, I'll give you the low-down on the Italian choices for the friendly match against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on Feb...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,443 reads 3 comments

  17. Sticking Up for the FA Cup

    In the last decade, it's become fashionable to wail about the impending death of the FA Cup.It's not what it used to be, the critics cry—managers don't care, fans don't care, players don't care...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 720 reads 3 comments

  18. Liverpool Under Rafa Benitez: All Too Often, a Blunt Instrument

    The majority of pundits and football fans are quick to wax lyrically about the quality of the squad at the disposal of Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,314 reads 8 comments

  19. Crouch and Kuyt Tackle Benitez Over Rotation

    Peter Crouch was sent off tonight after a wild lunge at John Obi Mikel, as Liverpool crashed out of the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 690 reads 5 comments

  20. Pressure Mounting on "Big 4" Ahead of Crunch Weekend

    The Premier League is in the middle of a fascinating season. After Liverpool and Arsenal lost their unbeaten records over the weekend, the league is looking more competitive than it has been for several seasons...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 322 reads 2 comments

  21. Liverpool: Consistently Inconsistent

    Ups and downsIf you asked Liverpool fans to sum up their season so far in one word, I would imagine 'frustrating' would be a common reply...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 747 reads 2 comments