1. Stephen Ireland: Manchester City's Very Own Superman

    Amidst the glitz and glamour, speculation and excitement, and the almost daily transfer fact and faction that appears to be commonplace at the City of Manchester Stadium these days, there is ...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about over 5 years ago 495 reads 13 comments

  2. Here's An Idea: Missing For Country Means Missing For Club

    Another international friendly, another long list of players pulling out injured and then reappearing for their club sides the following weekend...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about over 5 years ago 125 reads 4 comments

  3. From "Dream Team" to "Pep's Team"

    If you took footballing cliche's literally then perhaps there is one that you shouldn't mention in Catalunya—"great players don't make great managers"—because this season one of the ...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about over 5 years ago 573 reads 11 comments

  4. Wenger's Reign Haunted by Ghosts of Arsenal's Past

    For Arsene Wenger, these are troubling times. His team's five minutes of madness in the North London derby, followed up by a poor display against Stoke City that saw his team go down 2-1, have only increased the pressure...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about over 5 years ago 415 reads 7 comments

  5. Ballon D'Or: Club or Country?

    The Ballon d’Or, or the European Footballer of the Year award, is considered one of the most prestigious individual awards in football...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 946 reads 14 comments

  6. Walcott Speeds Arsenal to Rapid Recovery

    Theo Walcott’s half time introduction for Arsenal was very much the defining moment in this match, as Arsenal overcame a tricky opening forty-five minutes to claim victory over ...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 204 reads 5 comments

  7. Why Aren't British Footballers Leaving Britain?

    “It’s like living in a foreign country.” This infamous quote from Ian Rush has provided much cause for laughter over the years...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 1,072 reads 37 comments

  8. Any Room For a Goalscorer?

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    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 390 reads 24 comments

  9. Etxeberria's Generous Act Shows Just Why Athletic Bilbao Are "More Than a Club"

    For those that don’t know the story, or perhaps missed the headlines, then perhaps I can recap. Joseba Etxeberria, a long-serving player for Athletic Bilbao has offered to play for the ...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 887 reads 3 comments

  10. "Miracle Man" Unai Emery Working Miracles for Valencia

    Towards the end of last season, if you’d have said that by October, Valencia would be heading the La Liga table, I’m sure most people would have either shaken their head in disbelief or laughed rather loudly at you...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 707 reads 5 comments

  11. Barca New Boys Illustrate Spain's Recipe for Success

    If you haven’t seen FC Barcelona this season, then you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that this is a very new Barcelona team to the lazy, egotistical one from last year...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 636 reads 10 comments

  12. Scolari Breeds a New Style of Success for Chelsea

    If you took a quick glance at the top of the Barclays Premier League table and saw Chelsea you would assume that things were very much the same as they have been for the past five years since Roman Abramovich came to town...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 131 reads 1 comments

  13. Is William Gallas the Right Man to Lead Arsenal?

    Arsenal FC is a proud club with a wonderful tradition of captains. If you examine the club's history you would see it has been captained by men of great stature and footballing ability, players ...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 194 reads 3 comments

  14. From Wonderland to Nightmare for Ashley's Newcastle

    At 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon, the Geordie faithful sang a rousing rendition of their ode to their hero, "Keegan Wonderland"...

    Alex Stamp Written by Alex Stamp about almost 6 years ago 526 reads 7 comments