Football / International / Opinion / Premier League

Why Jordan Henderson will be England’s next stalwart

The English national side are moving swiftly towards a watershed moment. With the core of their side (Gerrard, Lampard, Cole and Carrick) all nearing international retirement, the next group of players to break into the side will likely remain there for the next decade. In light of this, the focus on the Premier League’s young, … Continue reading

The Eredivisie as an exporter
Bundesliga / Eredevisie / Football / Opinion

The Eredivisie as an exporter

This post was published on Soccer Souls: This year has seen the Eredivisie attract even more attention from abroad in relation to potential signings. Wilfried Bony, Dries Mertens, Christian Eriksen and Kevin Strootman are all likely to fly the nest to join bigger clubs, a trend becoming increasingly prevalent in the Netherlands. Given the fact … Continue reading

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

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