Alliterative Footballers in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two

A list of footballers who have played in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two this season with their first name beginning with the same letter as their surname. Please let me know if you are aware of any others. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton Town) Adebayo Azeez (Wycombe Wanderers & Leyton Orient) Ahmed Abdulla (Barnet) Akwasi Asante (Shrewsbury Town) Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic) Almen Abdi (Watford) Andreas Arestidou […]

Being a Football Manager in 2013

Being a Football Manager in 2013

The subject of managerial changes has arisen a few times this season. Generally these changes have been presented in a negative light by the media and fans. Often as “good men” are fired from positions in which they appeared to be safe. Both Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott steered their respective clubs to excellent promotions in 2011/2012 and were then fired before they’d had the chance to complete a Premier […]

Welsh League Division Three: Llantwit Major 2 Risca United 2

On Saturday I travelled to south Wales. Whilst there I took a trip down memory lane to a place where I had played football many times in my youth, to the evocatively named Windmill Lane, home of Welsh League Division Three outfit Llantwit Major FC. The town has never been known for its footballing prowess and only reached the heady heights of Welsh League football for the first time when […]

Premier League table for the 2012 calendar year

Manchester United were the club who picked up the most Premier League points during 2012. They are followed by their city rivals Manchester City who despite losing the same number of games as United, couldn’t convert many of their draws to wins. Interestingly Everton picked up more points than both Chelsea and Arsenal during 2012 though this may have something to do with the fact that Everton played more games […]

La Liga table for the 2012 calendar year

Unsurprisingly Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated Spanish football in 2012. Barca accumulated over 100 points, whilst Real Madrid were ten points behind their bitter rivals. Interestingly during 2012 Valencia and Rayo Vallecano picked up the same number of points as each other, however Valencia drew 10 of their games, Vallecano drew just one – a goalless game with Sevilla in September. For the best Spanish football coverage head over to […]

Bundesliga table for the 2012 calendar year

With German football currently taking a winter break, Eintracht Frankfurt can look back on 2012 with a satisfaction that few other clubs can match. Since their promotion to the Bundesliga last May they have accumulated an impressive thirty points and currently sit fourth in the table, behind only Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. In fact, during 2012 only Bayern, Bayer Leverkusen and Dortmund have a higher points per […]

An unexpected Christmas gift

An unexpected Christmas gift

A month or two ago I innocently posted a tweet saying:  “All I want for Christmas is a Hearts of Oak kit”. For those who aren’t aware, Hearts of Oak sport one of the finest kits in African and world football. Three magnificent primary colours of red, yellow and blue adorn their dazzling shirts. Within a few weeks I was delighted to receive one in the post from the lovely […]

Ligue 1 2012 review

For the latest in French football head over to French Football Weekly. As the calendar year 2012 comes to an end and with French football all wrapped up for another year, it’s unsurprising to see that “Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Paris St. Germain” are the club that have topped the French charts during 2012. It’s quite interesting to note that the three promoted sides Bastia, Reims and Troyes haven’t performed very strongly in […]

Liverpool’s cluttered flat leaves Brendan Rodgers with problems

As price of players corkscrews upwards, the transfer of mediocre players for incredulous prices has become an epidemic in the English game. Liverpool are probably the main culprit of this practice, having signed Jordan Henderson (16m), Stewart Downing (20m) and Andy Carroll (35m) in recent years. In fact journalists and fans have found Andy Carroll’s transfer fee of 35 million pounds to be so mind-bendingly remarkable that his name is invariably preceded by […]