England, Youth, the Premier League. Will the merry-go-round end in tears?

England has been an underperforming national team for over fifty years. For a country that claims to have invented the sport, there has been little done for half a century to overhaul the consistently dour performances that have tormented fans. 2,938 more words

Guardiola - One of the proudest days of my life (Man City 1, Everton 1)

Guardiola’s post-match interview added to the fun of a lively match that was either spoilt or made by the referee depending on your taste.

For Guardiola, “We played a good performance. 255 more words

My Football Philosophy

What is a football philosophy?

— It comprises of the coach’s objectives; approach to attaining these objectives; the values the coach looks to instil in their players; and the principles of the game by which they will look to implement their training plans and help the athletes learn the multitude of skills and patterns present in the game of football. 1,421 more words


Numancia 1-0 Barcelona

David’s poverty-striken younger brother defeats Goliath

The first game of the post-Rijkaard/Ronaldinho/Deco era got off to an inauspicious start. Josep Guardiola’s plan was to quickly justify him replacing Rijkaard and the disposal of Deco and Ronaldinho, all of whom were instrumental in ending a barren six trophyless seasons, culminating in bringing the European Cup to Catalonia. 767 more words


Manchester's year surely? Red or Blue though?

Some people can’t stand the idea of United being successful, I’ve witnessed it many times the highlight being a spurs fan a few months ago saying to me “I’d rather spurs didn’t win the league as long as United don’t win anything either!”. 795 more words

Premier League

Yaya Hanya Sampah Buat Guardiola?

Yaya Toure kembali terpinggirkan oleh Pep Guardiola. Kedatangan manajer berpaspor Spanyol itu di Manchester City seolah membuka kembali lembaran lama di antara keduanya kala sama-sama bernaung di FC Barcelona. 641 more words


A Fight Between the Blues

It’s back! (Well yesterday it was) – the Premier League has returned after just the 3 months, and I can’t help but feel a little meh about it all. 1,558 more words