Everton pay the penalty

September 22, 2010


By Tim Harris CARELESS team selection sees David Moyes’ Everton dismissed from the Carling Cup by Brentford on penalties, proving once again that Premier League managers take the competition far too casually. In what should have been a comfortable away victory at Griffin Park, the Merseyside club crashed out of the Carling Cup last night in only the third […]

TOP OF THE CLASS: Footballers who aren’t just a pretty face

September 20, 2010


Ryan Giggs

"Listening to post-match interviews, it's sometimes hard to disagree with the stereotype of the uneducated footballer."

Praying for a win – the Vatican City at World Cup 2014?

September 19, 2010


As the Pope ends his tour of England and Scotland Luke James asks whether we might see a Vatican international team in the future? It may be the smallest nation state on earth but the fact remains that theoretically the Vatican City have more of a right to play international football than Wales, England, Scotland […]

Pratley is Swans’ top scorer, but it mustn’t stay that way

September 18, 2010


By Tim Harris   DARREN Pratley is currently Swansea City’s top scorer, joint with youngster Scott Sinclair.  But the Swans desperately need a vast increase in goals from their strike force. Pratley has netted 3 goals already this season, proof that the Swansea midfielder has managed to continue the good form that he showcased at the […]

Spurs subdued by German efficiency – but fans should be satisfied

September 15, 2010


By Tim Harris GOALS either side of half-time for Werder Bremen to draw the game reminds Spurs of the tough test that the Champions League poses. Despite throwing away a lead against Werder Bremen in their Champions League opener last night, Tottenham recorded a vital point away to the Bundesliga side. Spurs were 2-1 ahead at […]

Two new Wales’ managers face uphill battle for different reasons

September 14, 2010


By Luke James Never mind Brian Flynn’s appointment this week, an equally intriguing story is unfolding in the appointment of a new manager for Wales women’s team. In unplanned and unforeseen circumstances the Football Association of Wales has been tasked with appointing two new national team managers in the same month. Brian Flynn has stepped […]

Cardiff’s best chance yet

September 13, 2010


By Tim Harris UNDEFEATED Cardiff City have enjoyed a flamboyant start to a season poised to be their best promotion opportunity to date. One of only three teams yet to lose in the Championship, Cardiff have dared the world of football to believe this might be the year that they make the triumphant leap into the Premier […]