1. Why a European Super League Would Be Bad for Football

    In theory, the idea of a European Super League sounds like a football fan's dream. Who wouldn't want to see Bayern Munich play Real Madrid or Chelsea take on Barcelona, as we did ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 4,289 reads 10 comments

  2. Predicting How the 20 Premier League Sides Will Finish Next Season

    This Saturday marks five weeks until the new Premier League season begins. Euro 2012 is not yet two weeks past, and there is still an Olympic football tournament to enjoy before ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 23,461 reads 274 comments

  3. Predicting Manchester City's Starting XI for the New Premier League Season

    It seems somewhat odd that Manchester City , the world's richest football club, are the only side in the Premier League's top six yet to make a significant signing in the summer transfer window...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 114 reads 21 comments

  4. Why Tottenham Should Sell Luka Modric and Sign Alan Dzagoev

    With Luka Modric ’s reported move to Real Madrid apparently drawing closer, Tottenham Hotspur should cut their losses and reinvest the fee in a player like Alan Dzagoev...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 6,420 reads 8 comments

  5. Can Cristiano Ronaldo Beat Lionel Messi to 2013 Ballon D'Or?

    Having had to live in the shadow of Lionel Messi for the past three years, 2012 is perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo ’s best chance at usurping his nemesis and retaking his place at the very top of the game...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 69,246 reads 441 comments

  6. Why Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Will Be Next Season's Champions League Final

    The football world may still be getting over Euro 2012 and the new season is still some way off, but already there is the tantalizing prospect of a Barcelona vs. Real Madrid final in the Champions League to look forward to next May...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 5,423 reads 17 comments

  7. 5 Reasons Why Andre Villas-Boas Is Right Man for Tottenham

    Andre Villas-Boas has a second chance to make an impression in England after he was appointed Tottenham Hotspur ’s head coach on Tuesday...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 3,095 reads 2 comments

  8. 10 Things England Must Improve for World Cup 2014

    As usual, England have returned home from a major tournament having been dealt a harsh reminder of their limitations...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 2,125 reads 4 comments

  9. London 2012: Predicting Team GB's Starting XI at Olympics

    After what feels like years of arguments and wrangling between the governing bodies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Team GB’s Olympic football squad was finally announced on Monday...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 1,892 reads 0 comments

  10. Spain vs. Italy: Why the Neutrals Should Cheer for Italy in Euro 2012 Final

    Italy have defied the odds to reach the Euro 2012 final, and while Spain are the favourites to win Sunday’s match, the neutrals should really be rooting for the Azzurri...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 2,725 reads 12 comments

  11. Italy vs. Spain: Why Spain Are Favorites to Win Euro 2012 Final

    Spain will no doubt have had plenty of food for thought as they watched Italy defeat Germany to book a date with them in Sunday's Euro 2012 final, but the defending champions should still go into the Kiev showpiece as favourites to lift the trophy...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 7,795 reads 24 comments

  12. Germany Must Break Italy Jinx to Reach Euro 2012 Final

    Germany go up against Italy in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semifinal as the side much fancied to win the tie and joint-favourites to win the whole shebang...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 3,790 reads 15 comments

  13. Premier League Clubs' Final Chance to Spend Big This Summer

    With so many players in the shop window at Euro 2012 , Premier League clubs will be battling to sign some of the stars of the tournament this summer...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 1,144 reads 2 comments

  14. Euro 2012: Title Odds for Spain, Germany, Portugal and Italy

    We have reached the semifinal stage of Euro 2012 and each one of Spain, Germany, Portugal and Italy will be full of belief that they can win the tournament from here...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 5,037 reads 0 comments

  15. Spain vs. France: 10 Bold Predictions for Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

    The third quarterfinal of Euro 2012 is the most eye-catching and the one that will provoke the most wild speculation and predictions. Spain are reigning world and European champions, just as France were a decade ago...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 7,878 reads 13 comments

  16. Germany vs. Greece: Why Kostas Katsouranis Can Lead Greeks to Victory

    Friday’s match between Germany and Greece is the biggest mismatch of the Euro 2012 quarterfinals. The Greeks will need one of their most senior players, Kostas Katsouranis ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 1,662 reads 1 comments

  17. Euro 2012: 10 Biggest Surprises of the Tournament so Far

    Euro 2012 has been a highly enjoyable event thus far thanks in no small part to the raft of shocks and surprises we have been served up over the past fortnight...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about 2 years ago 2,270 reads 3 comments

  18. England vs. Ukraine: Picking Starting XI with Wayne Rooney

    Two games into England's Euro 2012 campaign and it's a case of so far, so good for manager Roy Hodgson. The gaffer has grabbed four points from a possible six in Group D thanks ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 1,185 reads 1 comments

  19. Tottenham Hotspur Transfers: 10 Players to Replace Modric and Bale

    With Harry Redknapp gone from the dugout and no immediate replacement forthcoming, the future of Tottenham Hotspur and their top players is far from certain...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 15,569 reads 10 comments

  20. Ireland Deserve to Go, but Can Euro 2012 Keep Their Fans, Please?

    Thursday night saw the Republic of Ireland consigned to being the first nation officially eliminated from Euro 2012 after they were drubbed by Spain in Gdansk, but their fans deserve a trophy...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 10,537 reads 7 comments

  21. Sweden vs. England: Predicting Roy Hodgson's Starting Line-Up

    England have travelled to Kiev for their second Euro 2012 Group D match against Sweden on Friday with a few question marks over their line-up. Manager Roy Hodgson likes to keep things simple and play his first XI as often as he can...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 3,930 reads 7 comments

  22. Euro 2012: 10 Things We Learned from Netherlands vs. Germany

    Germany ran out 2-1 winners over neighbours and historic rivals Netherlands in what was marked out by many as the blue riband fixture of the Euro 2012 group stage in Kharkiv...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 1,803 reads 9 comments

  23. France vs. England: What Went Right for Roy Hodgson's Team

    After all the doom and gloom from the western side of the English Channel in the run-up to Euro 2012 , England's opener against near-neighbours France was not the catastrophe many had feared...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 2,767 reads 5 comments

  24. Euro 2012: What Winning Trophy Would Mean for England

    The England team kick off their Euro 2012 campaign on Monday against France with the opportunity of helping a country restore a great deal of pride and self-respect...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 3,274 reads 3 comments

  25. Euro 2012 Predictions: Quarterfinals Projections

    Euro 2012 finally gets underway on Friday, and before you know it the knockout phase will be upon us. The 16 teams will hurtle through the group stage, each of them playing a match every four days until the quarterfinal lineup is known...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about over 2 years ago 1,466 reads 2 comments