beautiful game

Brazil Don’t Play Like Brazil Anymore

“The hip-swinging body language used by a capoeirista is very similar to samba dancers and Brazilian dribblers.” – Alex Bellos, Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life. Brazil's Beautiful Game Not...

The Year Of The Three Lions

Last Sunday, England rounded off a tremendous 2018 by beating Croatia 2-1. This meant that they qualified for the Nations League finals in Portugal. It was a year of...

Nations League Shows That A Closed-Shop Super League Would Never Work

Rarely in football (or, indeed, in life) is an idea almost universally condemned and then soon afterwards almost universally lauded, yet that is precisely what has happened with the...

England National Team: The World at Their Feet

As the curtain comes down on the final international break of 2018, England fans can be filled with a sense of optimism. A World Cup campaign that exceeded all...

England Face Croatia At Wembley

England face Croatia in the last game of the year on Sunday. A win at Wembley on Sunday would round of a brilliant year for the Three Lions as...
Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney Will Get a Unique Accolade at Wembley

Wayne Rooney is England's record goalscorer and is generally recognized to be the best player of his generation. On the 15th November, he is scheduled to make a guest...
Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney’s International Farewell: A Deserved Testimony or a Backwards Step?

Wayne Rooney is saying an international farewell, for the second time. The DC United man is England's all time record scorer with 53 goals in 119 international appearances, captaining...

Aymeric Laporte: When Will His France Cap Come?

Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte is widely remarked as one of the Premier League's best central defenders. Since joining the Cityzens in January from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee...

Preview: Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 10

The big game of the week is not taking place at Wembley. For fantasy football managers, it takes place at Anfield on Saturday. Let's look ahead to what's in...

Will Ireland Ever Find Another Goal-Scorer?

Martin O’Neill was guilty of epic understatement earlier this week when he said after Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Wales in the Nations League: “We’re not renowned for scoring a...