Category archives: Insight

  • Germany's Time to Samba, Brazil's Time to Talk

  • What Happens After 7-1? Brazilian football was still in a critical condition last night followi ng a brutal and totally unprovoked attack by a group of Germans. Police are said to be looking for a black, yellow and red coach last seen leaving the car park outside the Estadio Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte at approximately 7.30 pm local time on Tuesday night. Doctors says that the Selecao's[...]
  • It's all over. Now, what comes next? We should have all known better. We should have seen this coming from a hundred miles away. But this is England after all, the home of great expectations and crushing realities. Tripping over ourselves in naive anticipation of improbable glory is a national pass-time. O Roy, what now? Where do the Three Lions (don't laugh) go from here? How can the FA ensu[...]
  • A Lion is Most Dangerous When His Back is To The Wall Absolute insanity, it feels like a mass d elusion. We are England. For all intents and purposes we invented this bloody game. Our entire squad , minus one, play alongside some of the World's best in the Premier League, the most competitive, most lucrative club football league in the world. In every major international tournament that England[...]
  • We are now but hours away from the start of the World Cup and the pressure on the hosts could no t be greater Throughout the colourful history of the World Cup every host nation has experienced a certain degree of pressure. Some have just been happy to be at the party, such as South Africa in 2010, who delighted a nation by earning a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Mexico and then stunning the Frenc[...]
  • Take a Look at one of the most Un-football men in Football ENIC International Limited. Not a na me that you hear banded about very often, especially by Tottenham Hotspur fans. Perhaps they aren't particularly interested in the day to day goings on behind the doors of an international investment, sport, entertainment and media group. Maybe the fact that this company previously held stakes in Ra[...]
  • A Prelude to the First all-Madrid Champions League Final The moment that Arda Turan steered hom e Atletico Madrid's third and final goal on a raucous night at Stamford Bridge the world's imaginati on ignited along with the jubillant visiting fans. For the Turkish internationals tap-in instantly re-wrote history to provide a global sporting audience with a showdown to savour between Madrid's two[...]
  • Does Bayern Munich's Champions League Failings Mean the End of Guardiola's Tiki-Taka? Well that 's it then isn't it? One ridiculous score line, one night of savagery from Real Madrid and tika-tika lies prostrate on the floor haemorrhaging its ideology. According to many, Bayern Munich, current reigning European champions until 24th May in Lisbon, may as well crawl back to their training ground[...]
  • ...or How I stopped hating Mourinho and learned to love the bus. Oh it was a delightful Sunday . Liverpool got beat and my beloved City didn't choke. It was a day that stoked the fire in my heart that burns for football. And then Brendan Rogers went and pissed all over it.After being schooled in big game management by his former sensei, the Liverpool manager took to his press conference a[...]
  • Well, he's gone. But questions still linger after the sacking of David Moyes. We look at 6 myths surrounding the last 10 months and what is to become of a footballing Leviathan. 1. Sir Alex Fergu son did not, contrary to popular belief and media peddling, hand pick David Moyes as his successor. He merely recommended the former Everton boss for the Old Trafford hot seat. His word was not final.[...]
  • It's the life blood, part of the reason we buy the ticket and take the ride but even to this day f ootball rivalry has to take some blame for hindering the growth of our game. Rivalry. Without it th e soul of football would fade in an instant, dissipating into the next light breeze and taking with it the entire purpose of the game. For it is local and historic rivalries that feed the flames of in[...]
  • Why Manchester United's first possible Europe-less season for 31 years may be a blessing in disgui se. It is of course no secret that the Premier League's elite clubs all harbour a fierce desire to finish in the top four come May and thus qualify for domestic footballs most prestigious event, the UEFA Champions League. Their fanatical obsession with Old Big Ears is totally justified by the glamo[...]
  • 77 Days Until the World Cup 2014 Begins. What kind of England will show up? As England strode smi ling from the hallowed Wembley turf in the afterglow of a 1-0 victory against Denmark, a current of relief and restrained excitement coursed through the applauding fans.To an extent it was warranted, for Daniel Sturridge's late headed intervention had prevented England from failing to find the n[...]