Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool Premier League 5th May 2014 “ THAT slip. If you Google the term “football slip” the most prominent image on the page is of Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard splayed out on the pitch with Demba Ba bounding past him for a 2-0 Chelsea victory. The heartbeat of this […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Full Force Gayle’ with Sian Waller
With the hopes and dreams of 734 football teams dashed into smithereens, the stage is now set for the FA Cup Final, as the Goliath of Manchester City prepares to go toe-to-toe with the Large David of Watford in the showdown of the Spanish managers. Will City find themselves stung by the Hornets? Can Will Hughes […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Do The Wright Thing (1989/90)
The worlds of politics and football reached peak 2018 this week as, in the UK, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab publicly revealed that he had only just realised the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing for trade into the country. Just to reiterate, the person responsible for engineering the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union didn’t […]Read More Venezuelan Train. Premier League Week 12 Hitters & Shitters.
While 700,000 people marched on London in a bid to convince the British government to reconsider the multi-lorry pile-up that the current “plan” for Brexit appears to be, and 1,200 people attended Nigel Farage’s Leave Means Leave rally in Harrogate, a further 298,139 were spending their Saturday afternoons reacquainting themselves with the Premier League. After […]Read More Bluebirds Over The Mountain. Premier League Week 9 Hitters & Shitters
After a fortnight in flip-flops revisiting your summer romance, only to discover that, in the harsh light of oncoming autumn, they’re just as dull, frustrating and disappointing as you’d previously suspected before the relentless sunshine, airborne pints and endless nights had convinced you otherwise, it’s nice to return to your multi-billion pound slippers. The gold-leaf […]Read More Knowing Me, Knowing You (Za-Ha): Premier League Week 5 Talking Points.
The penultimate weekend of Premier League action brought promise of resolution for some of this season’s most pressing issues. Among them was the FIGHT to become the best of the worst, along with the TUSSLE for mid-table mediocrity. Would Manchester City break any and all available records? Could Manchester United secure that second place that […]Read More Killer On Thirty-Seventh Street. Premier League Week 37 Review.
It’s been quite a week. While Harry Kane was busy knocking down the door to the Dubious Goals Panel headquarters in order to claim the mole on his shoulder got a touch before Christian Eriksen’s cross went in against Stoke, the Champions League was producing a couple of incredible matches that have resulted in referee […]Read More Thirty Fourth N’ Lex. Premier League Week 34 Review.
It feels like, this season more than most, the conversation surrounding the Premier League has centred on the employment and performance of managers. Pep Guardiola has rightly been lauded for the manner in which his Manchester City team has swiped aside the rest of the league in their quest for a third Premier League title, […]Read More Dead Cat Bounce
With Premier League clubs setting a new recording for January deadline day spending this week, it seems the thirst for a transformative mid-season signing is greater than ever. A total of £150m was spent on Wednesday, taking the month’s total to £430m and introducing a host of new faces to England’s top division. As Manchester […]Read More Safety In Numbers
It’s Christmas Party season and offices across the country will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas festooned with booze-induced shame, from dancing on tables in front of your boss and vomiting all over the receptionist to giving yourself ‘blackface’ to imitate a basketball player. If you think that last example only applies to Antoine […]Read More Eighteenth With A Bullet. Premier League Week 18 Review.