number ten role

The Decline of the Number Ten Role in Modern Football

Football has shifted philosophies. What was once the most coveted position in football is now a liability. We assess the decline of the number ten role.
Number seven shirt

The Curse of the Number Seven Shirt at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona; what do all these men have in common? They are all undisputed legends of Manchester United, all of...

A Season of Zero Consistency Lies Ahead for Manchester United

Manchester United have begun the season in erratic fashion and with zero consistency. One win, one draw and one defeat hints that nobody knows...
Manchester City Liverpool

Manchester City and Liverpool Light-Years Ahead

Manchester City and Liverpool sit in the top two Premier League positions. In other news, the sky is blue! These two clubs have been...
Manchester City

Manchester City Manifesto: Week 2

Last Word On Football’s Manchester City Manifesto is back after another glorious week of action for all your favourite sky blues. On this week’s...

Crystal Palace Were Once a Team Packed With Leaders – Now They Look Leaderless

Evolution and change is part of football. Clubs rise up the divisions, players come and go and managers are chopped and changed. However, one...
Hatem Ben Arfa

Football’s Forgotten Players: Hatem Ben Arfa

This is the first of a series looking at the players who have been washed away into the annuls of footballing memory. In today's...
Stephanie Frappart

Stephanie Frappart Breaking Boundaries For Women’s Football

With Stephanie Frappart confirmed as the referee for the European Super Cup, we look at what this could mean for the future of women's and men's football.
Manchester United

Nobody Knows What to Expect from Manchester United This Season

The first five and half months of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at Manchester United was a tale of ups and downs. It began so...
Arsenal's Transfer Madness

The Method Behind Arsenal’s Transfer Madness

Arsenal have shipped over 50 goals in the Premier League in each of the past two seasons. With such a poor defensive record, one...