Golazo Merchants: John Arne Riise and a thunderous left foot

Red Arse is a game that has become popularised among football fans all over, a version of the traditional heads and volleys in which the unfortunate loser allows the victors to take aim and strike footballs at his or her – occasionally bare – backside. There can be an overwhelming fear brought on by the … Read more

Ranking the highest scoring seasons in Championship history

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s sensational season with Fulham has fired the club’s push for promotion, the forward having enjoyed a record-breaking season in the Championship. Mitrovic’s match-winning double against Peterborough this week saw the Serbian break the division’s all-time goal record, with the 27-year-old having now scored 33 goals in just 30 league appearances this season.   … Read more

Ranking the five Premier League partnerships with the most goal combinations

Tottenham forwards Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane have been one of the Premier League’s most dangerous double-acts in recent seasons, with the dovetailing duo having tormented Premier League defences.  Son and Kane linked up once again as the north Londoners beat Manchester City this weekend, with the South Korean turning provider for Kane to score … Read more

Remembering the England XI from Wayne Rooney’s international debut

Wayne Rooney made his first appearance for England during a friendly defeat to Australia in 2003, becoming the Three Lions’ youngest debutant when coming on as a substitute in the February friendly at Upton Park. A senior England side had found themselves two goals down at the interval to their unfancied visitors, before Rooney formed … Read more

Appreciating the nine Premier League goalkeepers to win the Player of the Month award

David de Gea has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for January, with the Manchester United goalkeeper having become the first shot-stopper since 2016 to receive the accolade. It is remarkably the first time De Gea has claimed the division’s Player of the Month award, despite several seasons of heroics as … Read more

Guardiola reacts as Man City cruise into FA Cup fifth round with 4-1 win over ‘incredible’ Fulham

Manchester City came from behind to earn comfortable passage into the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-1 win over Fulham. The two sides came into the game at the top of their respective divisions, Man City nine points clear at the top of the Premier League while Fulham are five clear at the summit … Read more

Klopp tempers expectations over Luis Diaz impact and discusses Fabio Carvalho interest

Jurgen Klopp has tempered expectations surrounding Luis Diaz following the winger’s arrival at Liverpool in January, and has discussed the club’s interest in Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho. Liverpool secured the signing of Diaz from Porto in the closing stages of the transfer window, securing a deal worth an initial £37.5m after bringing forward a planned summer … Read more

Five of the most exciting FA Cup fourth round ties

The FA Cup returns this weekend as we prepare for the fourth round fixtures, the draw having produced some fascinating ties between sides from differing levels of England’s football pyramid. There will be David and Goliath clashes as the remaining non-league teams take on opponents further up the divisions, whilst there are some of all-Premier … Read more

Midfield Magicians: Spurs balletic dictator, Mousa Dembélé

Mousa Dembélé has always been a difficult footballer to categorise in an era in which labels are often sought, his utter uniqueness having perhaps prevented his recognition as one of the Premier League’s best. Dembélé’s time in English football passed without a major trophy, whilst the statistics behind his period with Tottenham are hardly the numbers … Read more

Liverpool working to find ‘solution’ after Carvalho deal broke down

Liverpool are working to find a ‘solution’ after a deadline day deal for Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho broke down. Liverpool had agreed a deal to sign the teenager from the Championship side, with the agreement including the loan of Carvalho back to the Cottagers for the remainder of the season.   The deal collapsed late in … Read more

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