Much like every domestic cup competition across Europe, the Europa League seems to have lost its shine in recent years. Stalking in the shadow of its dominant brother, watching on as giants of the game like Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus battle it out for ‘A Proper Trophy’, whilst simultaneously welcoming the cheap offcuts that aren’t […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Cachavacha: Dream Snatcher’ with Geoff Pruce
The Premier League was somewhat overshadowed this weekend by the second leg of the Copa Libertadores in Buenos Aires, where fierce rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors were scheduled to resume hostilities on Saturday night after a 2-2 draw at Boca’s La Bombanera a fortnight ago. In scenes of civil disobedience that made Brexiteers’ threats […]Read More When A Cock Crows. Premier League Week 13 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
Now we’re in that strange period of limbo in which the international break hasn’t quite finished and the full programme of club football is still a few days away, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on England’s post-World Cup comedown against Spain, and catch-up with the progress of the youngsters that enjoyed a record breaking […]Read More Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.
Though the heatwave may be over and summer all but a distant memory where the days seemed to stretch on forever, there was always football on the telly, everyone had a plausible excuse to go to the pub five times a week and, for a couple of months, we were able to forget about the […]Read More R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Premier League Week Three Talking Points
There may have been an expectation that Premier League spending would be curtailed by an early closure of the transfer window this summer, but the majority of clubs (not you Tottenham Hotspur) managed to shop til they dropped, spending a grand sum of £1.25bn on new talent for the forthcoming season. Though that total falls […]Read More The Boys Are Back In Town
Summer romances are all well and good, but after a blistering month of sunshine and superb football, Russia has become little more than a speck in the distance (and a severe threat to global democracy) as the domestic season gears up to start all over again. The decision to move the closure of the transfer […]Read More Premier League 2018/19 Season Preview
And now the time is near, and so they face their final curtain. Having enjoyed one final swansong looking over the Football League, Saint & Greavsie’s final column is here. They’re back to cast an eye over the action in April, and give us a preview of what to look out for in this weekend’s […]Read More The April EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie
Amidst the interminable sound of a ticking grandfather clock, the gentle snores of octogenarians, and the pitter patter of piss on a linoleum floor, you’ll hear papers rustling and debate escalating between the two oldest football league experts in the country. It’s the January EFL round-up. Saint: Here we are then, Jim. Another year. Greavsie: […]Read More The January EFL Round-Up With Saint and Greavsie.