Alphabet Soup: Stirring The Depths Of The Premier League

The letter W is cursed. How else do you explain the plight of West Ham, Wigan, Wolves and West Brom?

Man United — Tales Of The Almost Beatables, Ch. 24: The New Villans

Other than win, Manchester United never seem to do what you expect.  The Red Devils punished me last week for a) christening them the Almost Beatables and b) suggesting before the match that they would find their next gear, as they usually do, in the season’s second half.  Instead of dominating Blackpool, they fell behind … Read more

The Premier League and UEFA Top Ten Transfer Window Movers & Shakers

Two mornings, a month apart every year, have something in common.  On 1 January, the morning after New Year’s Eve, and on 1 February, the day after the winter transfer window closes, football fans wake up, shake their heads in disbelief and ask themselves wtf happened the night before? On New Year’s Eve, all sorts … Read more

The Scouser Report – Questions of Luis Suarez, Charlie Adam & Where Exactly Does Kenny Dalglish Stand In Liverpool’s Hierarchy?

The last time Liverpool won two consecutive games in the Premier League, curiously, was when they followed up their first away win of the season at Bolton with a very impressive win at home to Chelsea, back in November. This time around, the gritty win followed a very impressive away victory. Liverpool didn’t dominate Fulham … Read more

Randy Lerner: Master of Propaganda?

prop·a·gan·da –noun 1. information, ideas, or rumours deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. 2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumours, etc. Churchill’s Britain used it. The Nazis used it. Even Lenin and his revolutionary band of comrades sought to harness its power over the people. For … Read more

The Weekend Catch For 22-23 January, 2011

If you don’t think there’s much good footy to watch this weekend, well crank up the TiVo and fasten your seatbelt because we’ve got more than you can handle.  No less than seven WFC writers have selected 16 club matches from across the globe.  There has to be something in there to tickle your fancy. … Read more

Birmingham and Aston Villa: Opposites Don’t Always Attract

That Birmingham City and Aston Villa have long been opposites probably couldn’t be made more evident by the events of 1 December 2010. In a Carling Cup quarter-final clash at St. Andrew’s, the two sides from England’s second city battled throughout the night, with City’s Nicola Zigic seeing his shot deflected into goal with six … Read more

Channel Surfing: Et Vlan! At The Coupe de France, Big Clubs Need Not Apply and Arsenal Vets Come & Go

<Click> We interrupt Ligue 1 break to bring you news from the Coupe de la Ligue, from which ten sides from France’s top division were eliminated. Ten! The bottom five all went out, with the 6th bottom side, Nice, only through after pulling through a sudden death penalty shootout. Plenty of drama ensued, and, of … Read more

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