All that glitters is not Gauld

In July 2014 Scottish attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld signed for Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth £3 million. This contract tied the...

Ronaldinho: Football’s Muhammad Ali

“I run on the road long before I dance under the lights” – Muhammad Ali Like boxing, football has also had its fair share of...

Five Newcomers Who Can Shape The EPL In 2019/20

With domestic football back in action, the Premier League landscape looks much the same. Manchester City is widely expected to capture another title, with...

The Community Shield: A Personal Look Back

Last weekend's Community Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool was a reasonably competitive affair settled in City's favour via a penalty shoot-out. Judging...

Benni McCarthy: The South African idol that conquered Europe

There's a fascinating quote by popular Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong'o: "No matter where you come from but your dreams are valid" These words have tautened, inspired...

Fernando Torres and the goal that made history

Following the announcement of the retirement of Fernando Torres this year, the goal in the UEFA EURO 2008 final which brought Spain back as...
Boavista FC: The story behind the Portuguese underdog story and their more recent decline

Boavista FC: The story behind the Portuguese underdog story and their more recent decline

The 1999/2000 season in the Primeira Liga finished in a similar fashion to all the previous campaigns. Sporting Lisbon won the league,...

Trevor Francis: England Manager 1994?

In the latest of my occasional series looking at men who could have become England manager at one point or another, I take a...

Non-league football: Is the romance dying?

Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League has become a behemoth of an entity. The money flooding through the upper reaches of the...

How a Copa Del Rey win has Valencia fans thinking of their greatest era

With tears in his eyes, Dani Parejo, the club’s captain, addresses supporters at full time: "We won on the pitch, you won in the...