Category Archives: Competitions

Rafa Benitez to Chelsea Fans: Mad Rant or Clever PR Strategy

  It has to be said that whether you support Chelsea or not, last night’s rant on 5Live made for seriously entertaining listening - a rarity on that program. But as a match with West Brom looms large, Rafa Benitez reached … Read more…

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Football Rascal Kicks Off Christmas Early with a Giveaway!

Want to win something? Sure you do. We have a copy of the very excellent Life’s A Pitch book donated to us by one of the authors. We’d tell you who, but then we’d have to kill you. And just … Read more…

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Can Manchester City win back to back titles?

You cannot really look forward to the new season without reflecting on the one that has just passed. Especially if you are a Manchester City fan. In fact, it’s difficult not to reflect on the past 18 years since my … Read more…

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Spurs Preview …. Excuse the Pessimism

Tottenham Last Season: 4th Premier League Champions Odds: 25/1 Ahh the Premier League…let me think back and remember what that is. After a summer of sport unlike any other in my life, it’s bread and butter time – the start … Read more…

Posted in Champions League, Club Focus, Competitions, Europa League, Football, News, Pre-season, Premier League, Strikers, Tactics, Top Four, Transfers | 7 Comments

Kevin Friend: Public Enemy Number One at the Community Shield

Football is back! Between the Euros and the Olympics that finished up last night, it was never -actually- gone. But let’s be honest, it’s not quite the same is it? No, it’s really not. Although the standard displayed was often … Read more…

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Bayern Munich 2011/2012: The kings of second place…but not for long!

Second place is an all too familiar label that will define FC Bayern Munich this season, not only did they finish second to rivals Dortmund in the race for the Bundesliga title and the domestic DFB Cup, they had a … Read more…

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