“That was so Wycombe”.

Although almost impossible, with just one game left of the season, Wycombe Wanderers still have a chance to stay up. Technically. That is incredible. People doubted whether or not they would even get a win or hit double figures for points, but here they are on 40 points after winning 10 and drawing 10. OfContinue reading ““That was so Wycombe”.”

We need to talk about Jesse.

Lingard’s meteoric rise back to the top of the game since joining West Ham on loan in January has been incredible. 6 goals and 3 assists in 8 games are ridiculous numbers for any player, let alone someone who has hardly featured over the past 2 seasons. Gareth Bale was in a similar boat whenContinue reading “We need to talk about Jesse.”

Make Shaw he’s in the team, Gareth.

After his big-money move to Chelsea in the summer, it was almost a certainty that Ben Chilwell would be England’s starting left-back at the Euros and had they gone ahead as planned in 2020, then he wouldn’t have had much competition. But Luke Shaw’s upturn in form over the past few months has been nothingContinue reading “Make Shaw he’s in the team, Gareth.”

Feel-Good Stories of the Week

Bearing a grudge. 42 year-old Kevin Ellison scored for Newport County 10 minutes after coming off the bench to secure their win against his former side Morecambe. That in itself is a great story, but his celebration was just fantastic. After dedicating 9 years of his career at The Mazuma Stadium (formerly the Globe Arena),Continue reading “Feel-Good Stories of the Week”

Olivier Giroud. Born 15 years too late.

I think Olivier Giroud is a wonderful, wonderful football player. He’s strong, brilliant in the air and can finish well, but he also possesses a deft touch that we don’t normally associate with players of his style. You just have to look at that assist for Jack Wilshere in Arsenal’s win against Norwich back inContinue reading “Olivier Giroud. Born 15 years too late.”

2 Strikers, 1 Striker, False Striker… No Striker?

We often see trends come and go in football. In the 90s, Italy’s Serie A was a step above the rest, the 2000s saw the likes of Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard plying their trade in the Premier League and for the majority of the last ten years we have seen the twoContinue reading “2 Strikers, 1 Striker, False Striker… No Striker?”

Feel-good Stories of the Week

Is Bale (finally) back? A goal in Europe on Wednesday, followed by a brace against Burnley on Sunday? Much like everyone, I had my doubts when Tottenham re-signed their Welsh talisman on loan and until this week, I was pretty pleased with my prediction. But he looked really good at the weekend; his second goalContinue reading “Feel-good Stories of the Week”

Martin Tyler, Serial Pessimist

In the end, the highly-anticipated clash between Arsenal and Manchester City was rather underwhelming. An early header from Raheem Sterling and a defensive masterclass from Ruben Dias and John Stones were enough to seal the 3 points for high-flying City, but there was a moment of history in this game. And no, it wasn’t theContinue reading “Martin Tyler, Serial Pessimist”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 5

We’re finally in to the last leg- the strikers. If I’m being perfectly honest, it was probably the easiest decision out of every position. The first choice is obvious, but who plays second fiddle? Who starts?  Harry Kane is the first name on the team sheet. Alongside Robert Lewandowski he’s the best out-and-out striker inContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 5”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 4

I was going to keep this at 4 parts, but there are so many wingers I want to talk about that I’ve decided to split the wingers and attackers in to two separate parts. Also I tried writing this without mentioning the strikers name, but realised a lot of my reasoning for picking players wentContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 4”