Does Liverpool’s Unbeaten Record Make Them the 2018/19 Premier League Title Favourites?

Image by coward_lion Bigstock Photo Manchester City broke all kinds of Premier League records last season. After a disappointing first campaign in English football for Pep Guardiola, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich got pretty much everything right domestically as his City side amassed more points than any other team in Premier League history. Understandably,…

Europa League 2: Is there Space for Another Club Competition in European Football?

UEFA have confirmed plans to roll out another European club tournament, currently known by its placeholder name Europa League 2 (EL2). Many of the details are still being ironed out but it’s worth taking a moment to discuss the merits of a third European competition. UEFA has run with additional tournaments in the past but…

Football’s Top 10 Most Ridiculously Lucky Goals

The beautiful game has long produced stunning goals, whether it be a delightful chip, a curler into the top corner or a sweetly struck dipping volley. In amongst all these wonderful strikes however there are some goals you can scarcely believe managed to find their way into the net. Goals like Liverpool’s recent (2nd December…

Sink or Swim Time as the Festive Football Period for the 2018/19 Season Begins

Jose Mourinho came in for yet more criticism this weekend as his Manchester United team drew 2-2 against Southampton but at least he lived to fight another day in his job. The same is not true of his opposite number, Mark Hughes. The Welshman paid the price for Southampton’s dreadful season so far as the…

What is the Biggest Derby in Football?

Determining what is the biggest derby in football has long been the source of heated debate among fans for generations. Many supporters will forever claim that their team’s own derby is the fiercest and the most spectacular, unable to even contemplate that another could top it. To the individual fan, the one closest to their…

Penalty Shootouts: Is There a Better Way to Decide a Football Match?

Penalty shootouts have been used to decide the outcome of football matches for decades all over the world. Other systems have been used in the past but the ‘best out of five’ 12 yard spot kick has long prevailed. Now such an engrained part of the sport, fans tend not to consider other ways of…

The Championship Promotion Race 2018/19: Who are the Best Bets?

International football, at least in Europe, has been given a much needed shot in the arm by the introduction of the UEFA Nations League. The tournament has proven to be a hit in its inaugural edition as meaningless friendlies have been replaced with competitive international football that actually has something riding on it. And yet,…

What is the Copa Libertadores and Why Should You be Watching?

For many UK football fans, the Copa Libertadores is something they’ve heard about in passing but know little about. It’s not something that tends to get too much in the way of press attention in Europe but down in South America, it’s a tournament like no other. There are those there who claim it is…

UEFA Nations League 2018/19 Gets Down to the Final Four

Image by katatonia82, Bigstock Photo. Be honest. Did anybody reading this believe that the UEFA Nations League was anything more than an overly complicated, meaningless competition introduced to make more TV money when it was first introduced? The amount of cynicism within the UK around international football generally when the new competition was announced made…