Football / Opinion / Premier League

The apparent meteoric rise of Brendan Rodgers

This post was published on Back Page Football: In arguably the most interesting week for a football fan in quite some time, one particular development stood out among the plethora of title-clinching, Barca-bashing stories – the apparent interest of Manchester City in replacing Roberto Mancini with current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The Sunday People broke … Continue reading

Bundesliga / Football / La Liga

Is the Bundesliga joining England and Spain in having a two-horse race?

This post was published on Soccer Souls: One of the largest gripes from critics of the modern game, particularly in Spain and Britain, is that the leagues are contested between the same teams annually, with United or City, Barcelona or Madrid, and previously Celtic and Rangers being the forerunners in the quest for the title. … Continue reading

Player Profile: Hidetoshi Nakata.
Football / Opinion / Player Profile / Premier League / Serie A

Player Profile: Hidetoshi Nakata.

This week’s Player Profile is focused on quite possibly the most famous Japanese, if not Asian footballer to ply his trade in Europe, Hidetoshi Nakata.  My knowledge of Nakata stems from the early days of Pro Evolution Soccer, in which he was a cult phenomenon Now seen more while modelling than playing, Nakata was the poster … Continue reading

Bundesliga / Champions League / Football / Match Analysis

The Race For Europe Heats Up – A Crucial Weekend In Germany

This post was published on Soccer Souls: In a trend that is becoming increasingly popular across the European leagues, Bayern Munich last week reclaimed the Bundesliga in a record twenty eight matches, making them the first of a potential group of teams to clinch the title in April, alongside Celtic, Barcelona and Manchester United. To … Continue reading