• Peter Crouch: An Ode to the People’s Striker

    Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Thierry Henry, Michael Owen. All members of the esteemed Premier League 100 goals club. Peter Crouch, celebrated for his amiable persona off the pitch, is about to join the 25-man list and remind us of the power of determination. ...

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  • Walter Mazzarri On Borrowed Time At Watford

    On a grey, freezing January afternoon, there wasn’t a dry eye amongst those who descended upon Vicarage Road on Saturday. It had little to do with the icy breeze that buffeted the stadium. The news of Graham Taylor’s premature passing left Watford in mourning. Taylor, the club’s greatest manager, took the Hornet’s from the fourth division of English football to the top flight in five years and brought them up to the Premier League in his second tenure in the late 1990s. ...

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  • By The Numbers: Assessing The Statistical Worth Of Dimitri Payet and Diego Costa

    With Diego Costa and Dimitri Payet both dropped this weekend for wanting away, I have decided to look quickly at how important they are to their respective teams. With strong returns for goals, assists, and chances created, both players seem integral to the fortunes of Chelsea and West Ham; is it possible that both sides have become too reliant on their star men and, that with their departure, Chelsea could throw away the title and West Ham might spiral away towards the relegation battle? ...

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  • Six Top Talents From Manchester United and Liverpool U23s

    Making the jump from academy to first team at a club like Liverpool or Manchester United is a difficult step for a young footballer to make. Players such as Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold have become the exception rather than the rule when it comes to academy players being promoted to the first team. ...

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  • Paul Pogba’s Worth To Manchester United Isn’t In Dispute, Regardless Of His Liverpool Performance

    Paul Pogba was really bad against Liverpool. Really bad. Like, "give away a penalty, miss one of the best chances of the game and lose possession just shy of 30 per cent of the time you have the ball" bad. ...

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