Tag: Barclays Premier League

How to Silence Your Critics

Leicester City, champions of England. Even now, more than week since this was confirmed, something about it doesn’t quite ring true. It’s not a bad thing though; if anything their success has been the kick up the backside that the game has needed. What…

A Sad State of Affairs

It’s fairly late on a Monday evening, I’ve just finished working on an essay and decide to check the news before heading off to bed. Clicking on the BBC Sport website to see the result of that night’s Premier League fixture, I am greeted…

He Just Needed a Break…

Aaron Ramsey’s return to form this season has been remarkable. Once reckoned as, arguably, one of the next greats of the footballing world, it is no coincidence that since his horrific leg break against Stoke City in 2010 he has never lived up to…

It’s a Fine, Fine Line

Last night, Frank Lampard achieved the huge milestone of playing for his country for the 100th time. At the age of 35, the midfielder has also found himself back in the Chelsea first-team after what many people thought would be his last season in…

Calling all football and rugby fans… Don’t hide away just yet!

As the domestic football and rugby seasons come to a close, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t put your televisions into hibernation just yet. There is still plenty of action to come between May and August, including the greatest two-team rivalry…

The Northern Irish Messiah

Last weekend’s 5-0 drubbing of a hapless Norwich signalled to the footballing world that Liverpool are returning to the glory days of the ‘70s, ‘80s and 2005. It may have been a long time since The Reds have lived up to their trophy-studded past…

The Great Game – really?

What is up with football at the moment? Diving, cheating and players being racially, verbally and even physically abused by fellow stars and fans alike – I thought we’d left this all behind in the ‘70s! Watching a Premier League match should be a…