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.”

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.”

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”

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.”