1. The Premier League Prediction 2009-2010

    Its that time of year again, when everyone thinks they know how the forthcoming Premier League campaign is going to pan out. Last season, it turned out that I didn't know very much. Of the twenty Premier League placings, I only got three spot on...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 5 years ago 2,423 reads 10 comments

  2. What Happened to Arsene Wenger the Manager?

    The majority of Arsenal fans appear to be delighted, and I am not quite sure why. For the fourth summer running, one of their most important players has left the club...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 5 years ago 1,134 reads 88 comments

  3. Officiating in England: A Reffing Disgrace?

    As I watched this weekend's Premier League fixtures evolve, one thing stuck out. The frankly awful standard of officiating...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about almost 6 years ago 144 reads 7 comments

  4. Relegation Review: Will Spurs Get It Right?

    The Harry Honeymoon is well and truly over at the Lane. After a breathtaking start to life at Tottenham, Harry could have been forgiven for thinking Spurs would march in to the top half of the table in double quick time...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about almost 6 years ago 168 reads 16 comments

  5. A Miracle In Nyon: Champions League Draw

    OK, so as miracles go at Christmas time it was not exactly up there with that trickster fella from Nazareth, but it's a rare occasion indeed when Liverpool are drawn with Real Madrid...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 421 reads 7 comments

  6. Four Keys To Winning the English Premier League

    In the modern game is easy to rule people out of the title race before it has even really started. Every defeat or draw is treated like its the end of the world, and proof that this or that club are not capable of winning the title...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 883 reads 7 comments

  7. Premier League: Bored of the Big Four

    So here we are again, it's barely the middle of November and the Premier League table already has a depressingly familiar look...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 1,191 reads 33 comments

  8. Wayne Rooney: The Big Man is Back in Town

    The 2nd April is not a date that many remember. Coming the day after April Fools Day, it is another one of those nothing dates that mean little to most unless you have a particular anniversary or birthday on that date...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 442 reads 8 comments

  9. UEFA Cup Group Stage: Draw Round Up

    Portsmouth will be celebrating at the thought of facing AC Milan in the UEFA Cup in the next couple of months, with Peter Crouch no doubt particularly keen to get one over on the side he was ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about 6 years ago 498 reads 2 comments

  10. EPL: Why October Could Make Or Break Rafa's Reign

    Liverpool's start to the 2008-2009 season has been the subject of much debate amongst Reds fans. On the face of it, the club are unbeaten in 9 competitive matches, with 6 wins and ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 302 reads 11 comments

  11. Champions League: Matchday One Review

    Romance is back in the Champions League this year. For the last few years it's been all about the big boys of Western, Southern, and Central Europe, but in week one of the 2008-2009 ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 347 reads 1 comments

  12. Emile Heskey: England's Unsung Hero

    Germany 1-5 England, Croatia 1-4 England, two scorelines and matches that will live long in the memory of every Englishman or woman who has an interest in football, and even a few who don't...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 760 reads 2 comments

  13. The Race Is On For South Africa 2010

    Money, business, takeovers, Arabs, Dubai, wages, resignations, meetings blah blah blah, I think I just died of boredom. What have any of them got to do with football? I am sure most of us here love the game itself, not the circus that surrounds it...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 661 reads 7 comments

  14. Last Chance Saloon For Beckham Era England

    Another England game, another largely woeful display, another debate about Gerrard, Beckham, Lampard, Terry, Joe Cole, shapes, systems, lack of technique, blah blah blah. I am sick and tired of this crop of England players...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 342 reads 14 comments

  15. Bleacher Report and Quality Control—How Many Is Too Many?

    As I write this article, I see that there have been some 40 articles written in the FIFA strand of Bleacher Report in the last 24 hours...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 370 reads 12 comments

  16. John Terry and Rio Ferdinand: Are They England's Best Bet?

    Fabio Capello got one over on the mainstream media on Tuesday, when he named Chelsea's John Terry as his permanent England captain...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 362 reads 1 comments

  17. My All Time World XI

    *****WARNING, IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A SENSE OF HUMOUR, PLEASE LOOK AWAY NOW*** SARCASM ALERT! The World XI debate has been raging on Bleacher for a couple of months now, so I thought it was time I posted mine...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 357 reads 22 comments

  18. The Premier League Prediction 2008-2009

    Many have had their say on the 2008-2008 Premier League season, and with just over two weeks to go to the big kick off I couldn't wait any longer to put in my two pence worth.....

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 4,462 reads 33 comments

  19. Euro 2008: The Official UEFA Squad Of The Tournament

    Many of us have already debated our own choices for players and team of the tournament in Euro 2008, but this is what the official UEFA Technical panel came up with as their squad of the tournament, ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,082 reads 9 comments

  20. Euro 2008: Best And Worst Of The Tournament

    As Euro 2008 draws to a close, we all have our own thoughts about who have been the stars, and who have been the flops...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,810 reads 7 comments

  21. Transfer Merry-Go-Round: What does your EPL team need?

    With Euro 2008 nearly over and pre-season training just around the corner, the transfer river will be in full flow over the next 2 months...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 1,344 reads 7 comments

  22. The Original Overrated EPL Star: Eric Cantona

    In the middle of a European Championships it is difficult not to overrate players. As we watch on TV, it seems like every other player is described as "great," "outstanding" and "exceptional...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 3,401 reads 25 comments

  23. Euro 2008: Have the Dutch peaked too early?

    I am sure even the most biased Italian fans would agree that the Netherlands were outstanding last night in their 3-0 victory over the World Champions...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 454 reads 1 comments

  24. Sky Sports News: Fact or Fiction?

    We are in the midst of the worst period of the football year. Not only is there hardly any football to watch (thank Jebus there is only two days before Euro 2008 starts), but the press, ...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 745 reads 4 comments

  25. Blackburn Rovers: What Now?

    Today, the news that all Blackburn Rovers fans must have dreaded for the last couple of seasons has finally arrived. Manager Mark Hughes has moved on to pastures new, signing a three-year contract to succeed Sven Goran Eriksson at Manchester City...

    Simon Williams Written by Simon Williams about over 6 years ago 628 reads 1 comments