1. Football Manager 2014: The Top Five Teams to Be on the Game

    Football Manager is a game of contradictions. Simple yet fiendishly hard. Impressively realistic but prone to the outrageously far-fetched. Easy to pick up and nigh-on impossible to put down...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about 11 months ago 34,821 reads 0 comments

  2. Tottenham's Greatest Asset: Levy, Bale and a History of Transfer Excellence

    There are no two ways about it, football is now as much a business as it is a sport. Without the sponsorship, ticketing and branding rights the game would cease to operate on a financially-viable level...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about 1 year ago 2,132 reads 5 comments

  3. Manchester United: Danny Welbeck Set for Stellar Season After Electric Start

    To many, Danny Welbeck exemplified the often blind loyalty shown by the Sir Alex Ferguson regime to its players...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about 1 year ago 956 reads 5 comments

  4. Paddy Power, Farnborough and the Strange Saga of the 'Best Team in the World'

    As a company known for its innovative and interesting marketing stunts getting into bed with Paddy Power was never going to be conventional...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about 1 year ago 415 reads 0 comments

  5. Anzhi Makhachkala: A Warning for Other Clubs Funded by the Super Rich

    Patience is not infinite, and money is most certainly not. Both have a limited time span within which a desired outcome must be secured...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about 1 year ago 11,548 reads 41 comments

  6. Jurgen Klopp: A Worthy Successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

    The job of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson , when it is finally made available, will be a juxtaposition. On one hand, the incoming manager will assume control of one of the world’s finest squads at a club with the largest fanbase in the world...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 12,010 reads 42 comments

  7. Bayern Role Will Still Leave Guardiola Short of Being the World's Best Manager

    The paradigm of success is, broadly speaking, to achieve goals and live up to expectations. On a raw level, however, to build success on a basis of mediocrity is a feat far greater...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 183 reads 17 comments

  8. RVP Volley and Luis Suarez Bite: Golden Boot Contenders' Very Different Week

    Before this weekend they were both contenders. After a season in which their respective teams had suffered contrasting fortunes, Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie were unified in goal-scoring excellence...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 2,319 reads 9 comments

  9. 2013 London Marathon: Brilliant Event Honours Boston and Makes Britain Proud

    It all started In April last year, when an estimated 100,000 people entered the ballot for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon . Just over 35,000 applications were approved, and a year’s hard training of graft, sweat and tears set into motion...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 129 reads 0 comments

  10. Without Ronaldo Return Selling Rooney Would Show Weakness by Man United

    Contrary to popular opinion, Sir Alex Ferguson is not eternal. One day the aging custodian of this burgeoning Manchester United side will call time on the most decorated stewardship in the history of English football...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 4,861 reads 15 comments

  11. Breaking Down the 2012/13 npower Championship Promotion Battle

    It is the most valuable prize in world football. A huge bounty that will reduce grown men to tears. The goal, the dream, the promised land. It is, of course, promotion to the English Premier League...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 1,307 reads 0 comments

  12. 2013 London Marathon Will Be a Beautiful Tribute to Victims of Boston Atrocity

    Sometimes all we can do is watch, as events beyond our control twist the very fabric of morality. 9/11 was one such atrocity. The depravity of yesterday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon was another...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 218 reads 0 comments

  13. Wigan: Can the Perennial Relegation Candidates Survive the Premier League Drop?

    If the Premier League were a dining-room table, then Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City would be the sterling silver utensils, bone china plates and spun glasses. Wigan Athletic would be the place mats...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 591 reads 12 comments

  14. Gareth Bale: Where Did It All Go Right for Tottenham's Welsh Wing Wizard?

    Hindsight is a tool used by the smug in the pursuit of one upmanship . “That was obvious.” “It was always going to happen.” "I could have told you that...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 6,551 reads 11 comments

  15. Ryan Giggs' 1,000th Appearance: Will the Unbelievable Record Ever Be Beaten?

    There is a certain magic that surrounds Ryan Giggs . An initial disbelief from reviewing his achievements...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 3,872 reads 10 comments

  16. Michael Carrick's Evolution Has Been Pivotal to Manchester United's Success

    A chant currently doing the rounds at Old Trafford compares Michael Carrick to the incomparable genius of Paul Scholes...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 3,738 reads 13 comments

  17. Mario Balotelli AC Milan Transfer: Recalling the Eccentric Italian's Brilliance

    Watching Mario Balotelli is akin to watching a child lost in an adult world. The enigmatic Italian circumvents rational, sidesteps normality and smashes expectation. Mario Balotelli is not normal; far from it...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 1,725 reads 3 comments

  18. Manchester United: Analyzing Antonio Valencia's Lack of Form This Season

    Last year I made the claim , supported by a large dossier of compelling evidence that Antonio Valencia was, in my eyes, the ‘best winger in the world’...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 10,566 reads 54 comments

  19. QPR Transfers: Remy and M'Vila Signings Would Ensure Premier League Survival

    The managerial style of Harry Redknapp is a juxtaposition of the modern penchant for lavishing huge sums on new acquisitions with the quintessential desire for simplicity and team unity...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 3,662 reads 7 comments

  20. Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli Altercation a Worrying Sign for His Club Future

    Head-strong, brash, cocky and immature, Mario Balotelli is not the model professional. A logistical nightmare, prone to completely illogical acts, the young Italian has become a permanent fixture in an infatuated British press...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about over 1 year ago 667 reads 1 comments

  21. Marouane Fellaini: Will Thuggery at Stoke Damage His Chances of a Big Club Move?

    Zinedine Zidane was a majestic footballer. Possessing an ethereal skill set and a calm majesty the likes of which have rarely been seen before or since, he is widely regarded as one of the games finest practitioners...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about almost 2 years ago 2,043 reads 10 comments

  22. Fernando Torres: A Return to Goal-Scoring Form or Just a False Dawn?

    Fads are brief concepts, moving in and out of fashion. There is a limited store of entertainment to be derived from each before it is exhausted. As fads go, the “let’s all laugh at Fernando Torres ” bandwagon has been very enduring...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about almost 2 years ago 4,190 reads 21 comments

  23. Wayne Rooney: Brilliant Derby Display Underlined Why He Is the EPL's Best Player

    Just over two years ago Manchester United were on the brink. After losing quite possibly the world’s best player to the Galactico revolution, their poster boys head was also turned by the greener grass of the other side...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about almost 2 years ago 3,123 reads 11 comments

  24. EPL Euro Performances: Ranking the English Side's Efforts so Far This Season

    It might well be the season to be jolly, but for British football fans, European competition has served up little to smile about this winter...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about almost 2 years ago 1,955 reads 15 comments

  25. Robert Lewandowski: Manchester United Transfer Would Not Be a Good Move

    He plays as the figurehead of one of the most dynamic teams in world football. A true world-class striker who has established himself in his two years at Westfalonstadion, before impressing ...

    Greg Lott Written by Greg Lott about almost 2 years ago 7,190 reads 31 comments