Now that England’s opponents for the 2014 World Cup are known, Charles Pulling looks at some their past great games in the tournament.
It seems that UEFA president Michel Platini has two items on his bucket list. Numero uno is to usurp Sepp Blatter from his FIFA throne; and secondly to have a ‘legacy’. In in this pursuit of attaining a lasting impact on Football’s landscape the former France legend has taken to flinging whatever muck he can […]
Ah the knee slide….a classic celebration – simple, classic, easy. Unless your name is Arjen Robben that is. Not only did the Dutchman have to contend with the embarrassment of such an ‘epic fail’ in front of 70,000 people just look at what the result of knees + dry grass is.. Ouch…. Props to 101GreatGoals […]
To celebrate or not-to-celebrate, that is the question… With every man and their dog taking to various social media platforms to give their two-peneth worth about Aaron Ramsey not celebrating scoring against former club Cardiff yesterday, we want to hear from you! Vote accordingly and feel free to add any other thoughts in the comments […]
Today’s publication of the updated FIFA rankings make grim reading for Republic of Ireland fans as the boys in green drop 7 places to 67th, the lowest the nation has ever been ranked. To put that in perspective there is a whopping 61 places between the current ranking and Ireland’s highest ever placing 20 years […]
Rio-based side Flamengo have won the Copa do Brasil for the 5th time in their history, beating Atlético Paranaense 2-0 last night in front of 70,000 fans in a fervent Maracana. Two late goals in the second leg of the final was enough to see Mengão crowned cup winners 3-1 on aggregate. Midfielder Elias broke the deadlock in the 86th minute […]
Some good news today, as the rather troubling story of Zahir Belounis has been resolved. Zahir and his family have been virtual prisoners in the Arab sovereign since 2010 because of a dispute with his employers – football club Al Jaish SC – over wages being withheld to the French-Algerian striker. Under Qatar’s ‘Kafala’ law […]
League Two side Burton Albion are set to name 50-yr old goalkeeping coach as substitute goalkeeper for their match against Mansfield, according to BBC Sport. Coach Kevin Poole is the oldest registered player in the Football League though officially retired last year. Poole has been recalled due to Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford was recalled from his loan spell […]
This is pretty clever – a video mapping transfer activity from the past 113 years, all the way from 1900 where 3 players were exchanged for exactly no money to the latest transfer window where over €2bn exchanged hands. Props to The Guardian scribe James Dart’s excellent World of Sport Tumblr account for bringing this […]
Charles Pulling gives his thoughts on West Ham after their latest Premier League defeat.