The Failure to Attract

With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, is Manchester United still capable of attracting the best talent the world has to offer? United are probably the biggest club in the world in terms of fan base and battle Real Madrid for richest overall sports franchise year on year. […]

German Engineering

Image and appeal are everything in today’s world. The image of a player, the image of a club, and ultimately the image of a league make up the footballing experience. This creates a sense of excitement for paying supporters who provide revenue through TV deals and match day income. […]

ReJUVEnated

Seven years ago, Turin was an incredibly sad place. Smiles were in short supply, dreams were shattered, and it seemed all hope was lost. The impact of the 2006 Italian Football scandal, commonly referred to as Calciopoli, was felt far and wide. Juventus were relegated to Serie B, […]

Merseyside Rising

The competitiveness of the English Premier League is a complicated affair. In seasons past, there was the top 4: United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool. In more recent seasons, Manchester City and Tottenham have muscled their way to challenging for honors while Liverpool have reached a point of transition. […]

Samba vs Flamenco: A Battle of Ideals

We all predicted it, and I’m going to guess that deep inside all neutrals wanted it to happen. I’m talking about the final of the Confederations cup. It’s La Furia Roja vs The Selecao, it’s Spain vs Brazil. Spain are the current two time European champions and the […]

The Managerial Merry-go round

The football off season is known as “the crazy time”. Every team evaluates their season and they all try to adjust and tweak things and in some cases overhaul their teams. This summer for the first time in a long time the movement of players has been overshadowed […]

Goal line technology is HERE

The introduction of goal line technology into the game has been heavily blocked by Sepp Blatter for years, constantly insisting it has no place in the game. Fast forward to the 2010 world cup where Frank Lampard has a clear goal dismissed for England against Germany with the […]

The Special One Returns

What does it mean to be “Special”? Let’s start by defining the word first. As an adjective special means: “Better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual.” It’s easy to say that this definition applies to Jose Mourinho for a few different reasons. Mourinho The Winning One […]

David Beckham, My Hero

Shock, agony and despair were the primary emotions that I felt on May 16th, 2013. History will remember it as the day my footballing idol, David Beckham brought an end to a playing career that spanned 20 years and 5 different clubs. If you forget about his celebrity […]

Manchester United 2012/2013 Season Review

Manchester United Season Review 2012/2013 Spurred on by an uncharacteristic late season capitulation in the 2011/2012 season, Sir Alex Ferguson pledged that Manchester United would never lose the Premier League title on goal difference again. The ol’ timer’s response to this disappointment was to lure the best player […]