Feel Good Stories of the Week

Why Come to Wycombe? After scraping their way in to the Championship last season, nobody expected Wycombe Wanderers to do much and after 27 games they were sitting 12 points adrift of safety. Their top goal scorer only has 4 goals, they’ve conceded a league high 49 and only Wayne Rooney’s Derby County have scoredContinue reading “Feel Good Stories of the Week”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 3

As I’ve gone for a 4-3-3 I’ve put wingers in the attackers post, so this will only cover central midfielders. For this reason, I’ve split it in to “Holding Midfielders” and “Attacking Midfielders”. The Holding Midfielders  Who starts?  I would start Jordan Henderson as England’s deepest midfielder on his own; at least in the groupContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 3”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 2

Today I’m looking at the defensive options England have for the Euros- I’ll be choosing one left back, one right back and two central defenders for the starting XI as we’re going with a 4-3-3. The Full-Backs  Who starts?  Despite their being a lot of options at right-back, it’s impossible to look past Trent Alexander-Arnold.Continue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 2”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat

With Euro 2020 finally around the corner, I’ve decided to put together who I would pick if I were in Gareth Southgate’s shoes. Obviously, this is all based on my opinion and I want to make it clear that this isn’t who I think Southgate will pick, but who I would pick. I just thought it would beContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat”

“Really, is this what it has come to?”

Sometimes it’s easy to forget why you do certain things. But when I read David Walsh’s report on the Arsenal v Manchester United game in The Sunday Times, it made it very very easy to remember why I started this blog. It was hardly a match that we will be telling our grandchildren about, butContinue reading ““Really, is this what it has come to?””

Friday 25th October 2019

This was the day Leicester City beat Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s Stadium. 95% of managers in this situation would have lost their job. Having won just 2 league games from a possible 9, losing 9-0 against a good, but not great, team and having just 27% possession in that particular game should have beenContinue reading “Friday 25th October 2019”

Manchester City’s Gunsung Hero

I initially wrote this prior to Gundogan’s double against West Brom on Tuesday night and had no plans to publish it until next week. But off the back of that performance, I’ve made a few tweaks and decided to post it today. People were already starting to pay attention before that game, so I’m notContinue reading “Manchester City’s Gunsung Hero”

Lamps flame has gone out. But I think he was a bright light in dark times.

Chelsea’s poor run of recent form has lead to Frank Lampard’s dismissal. After spending in the region of £220 Million in the summer, not having the results to show for it and the boards history of sacking managers, it’s hardly come as a surprise. But with Chelsea’s transfer embargo affecting Lampard’s first season, I thinkContinue reading “Lamps flame has gone out. But I think he was a bright light in dark times.”

I would shake James Maddison’s hand… if he let me.

When James Maddison burst on to the scene in 2017 with Norwich, picking up a nomination for EFL Championship Young Player of the Season, we were all aware of how good he was at that level. Upon his move to Leicester just a year later, for around £20 million, the question was whether or notContinue reading “I would shake James Maddison’s hand… if he let me.”