The opening weekend of the Premier League season provides the annual Year Zero for fans of top flight clubs. Restored by a summer free of football, thousands of supporters donned their sparkling new replica shirts and made pilgrimages to stadiums home and away, filled with the hope that their new million pound idols might be […]Read More Fight The Power: Can Fan Action Force Change in Football?
That’s it. That’s the season. 380 games, 1,072 goals and one black cat later, and Manchester City have only gone and won the blummin’ thing again. There were things to savour despite the predictable denouement however; Liverpool’s endless pursuit, Tottenham’s squatting rights, Manchester United (general), Watford being good, actually? The return of Brendan, Neil Warnock […]Read More Premier League 2018/19 Season Review
For the first time in five years it looks as though the Premier League title race will go down to the final day, as Manchester City and Livepool’s ruthless pursuit of English football’s top prize leaves the devastated remains of their fellow top flight teams pressed and passed to death in their wake. Whilst this […]Read More Race For The Prize: The Thrills and Spills of a Title Race Through the Eyes of the Fans.
Norwich City’s victory over Blackburn Rovers confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League after a three year absence, following a remarkable season that not even the most optimistic Canaries fan could have predicted. On a shoestring budget, with a squad largely comprised of bargains and academy graduates, head coach Daniel Farke turned the Norfolk […]Read More The House That Farke Built: How Norwich City’s Trust in the Deutsch Technique Reaped the Ultimate Reward.
“Remarkably Javi Gracia is only the bookies fourth favourite in the sack race, with Billy Hill and friends clearly forgetting how ruthless Watford’s owners are. If that straightforward looking start to the season fails to translate into points, then the scramble for the next unknown coach from overseas will begin. In each of the past […]Read More Stop The Revolution: Watford’s Progress Speaks of a Club Who Know When to Stick or Twist.
“The hardest thing is to maintain a level of success that keeps going year after year. There might be several factors involved in it. I have never looked back, always forward.” Sir Alex Ferguson Last season Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City staked their claim as one of the greatest teams English football has ever seen. With 100 […]Read More The Second Time Around: Manchester City, Manchester United, and the Art of Retaining the Title.
On the 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom is (currently) scheduled to exit the European Union. To celebrate forty-six years of peacetime and prosperity in Europe, this season we’ll be profiling the footballing history of each remaining member of the EU, looking at some of their most iconic matches and the players that have left […]Read More Love Letters to the European Union: Rigamaroo