Seb Stafford-Bloor


Seb is a Premier League-accredited football writer in Bath, Somerset. He writes regularly for FourFourTwo and acts as content editor of uMAXit.
  • Tottenham’s Transfer Inactivity Isn’t So Bad

    This comes with a caveat: yes, while the teams above and below them are busy spending fantastic sums of money on strong players, it must be difficult for Tottenham fans to cope with the silence. Manchester City have already spent nearly £80m, Liverpool tied up the signing of Mohamed Salah a couple of days ago, and Chelsea and Manchester United are rumoured to also be on the verge of major deals. ...

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  • The Next Five Years Will Reveal Chelsea’s Attitude To Youth

    The pathways between Chelsea’s youth and first teams are famously cluttered and rarely does a week pass without that being a topic of a scathing thinkpiece. That isssue manifests itself in all sorts of ways, from the plain denial of talent to the hand-wringing over John Terry’s release; if the club aren’t able to promote from within, how will they properly replace the values that he has represented? ...

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  • Everton Are Equipping Themselves For A Climb

    This Everton are interesting. In the past, there's always been a reason not to buy into the prospect of progress at Goodison Park. Whenever the embers of mobility began to glow, a bucket of water was never too far away. Sometimes that caveat was financial, sometimes managerial or, more often, it came from the knowledge that the very best players weren't guaranteed to stay. ...

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  • The Warmth Of Tottenham’s 2016/17 Season Was Its Defining Characteristic

    Football seasons are defined in very literal ways and, tempting though it is to assign blame for all of the game’s ailments to the way its broadcasted, that’s probably television’s fault. Moments, in the Premier League Years sense at least, must seemingly always have an impact on the table’s complexion; a goal here, a definitive consequence there. ...

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  • Must Joe Hart Be Thrown Into The Stocks?

    Joe Hart did not enjoy himself at Hamden Park. In fact, it’s been some time since he looked happy in an England shirt. Beaten by two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks on Saturday, Hart now occupies a territory which his predecessors will recognise only too well. ...

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