Book Review: Bring The Noise

Klopp: Bring The Noise by Raphael Honigstein Sometimes it can be difficult for a biography to work without too much of a contribution from the main subject (Jurgen Klopp in this instance). Yet when the author is a fine sports journalist like Raphael Honigstein then you get a well rounded story and you still manage […]

Top Ten Italia 90 Memories

Italia 90′ is the first World Cup I can remember. I was six year old at the time and it’s the tournament that allowed me to fall in love with football. When I announced on Twitter that I was going to make more retro blogs as the current football calendar was being suspended due to […]

German International Could Be Final Star Liverpool Need

Liverpool are still very much in the picture to win a major trophy this season. They’re top of the Premier League (but Manchester City have a game in hand) and recently knocked out German giants Bayern Munich to reach the last eight of the Champions League. Yet when I look at the Reds squad I […]

German International Jonathan Tah Could Help Solidify Man United’s Defence

Manchester United look to be a different side under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club has gone back to an attacking ethos but even with that the defence has also become more of a solid unit than it was under former gaffer Jose Mourinho. That being said I still believe that Ole, or any […]

Arsenal Should Replace Mustafi With German Teammate Matthias Ginter

Despite a summer turnaround that saw new Arsenal boss Unai Emery bring in a new goalkeeper, a new centre-back and an experienced full-back they still look nervy and vulnerable at the back. To be fair to the new guys, it’s mainstays Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi that have looked a bit shaky defensively […]

Why Everton Should Take A Closer Look At Klose

Some people just seem to openly defy age. German legend Miroslav Klose seems to be one of those. Last summer in Brazil was viewed as his swan song, he captured the World Cup with Germany and also cemented his place in the history books by breaking the all-time scoring record with his sixteenth World Cup […]

My Call For Neuer To Win Ballon d’Or

So once again FIFA have announced a group of candidates that they feel worthy of the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Here are the nominees… Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid), Diego Costa (Spain/Chelsea), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Chelsea), Angel Di Maria (Argentina/Manchester United), Mario Gotze (Germany/Bayern Munich), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/PSG), Andres Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona) Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Philipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern […]

Final Thoughts On World Cup 2014

Congratulations to Germany for their fine World Cup win. All in all the best team/squad won and that should be celebrated. As should the feat of being the first European side to win in the Americas. The winning goal from Mario Gotze was one that would be welcome in any final. A nice early cross from […]

The Golden Ball Winner Is…

So FIFA have announced the nominees for their top player awards for this summers World Cup in Brazil. The nominees are… The Golden ball (Player of the tournament) – Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels (all Germany), Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria (all Argentina), Neymar (Brazil), Arjen Robben (Holland), James Rodriguez […]

The End Of The Brazilian Dream

“I certainly didn’t envisage or want to write the following angry, sad and blunt blog post. I’m not entirely sure that everything has sunk in yet to be quite honest.” As a Scot, it always makes sense to pick a go to team when it comes to World Cups, especially in this era when Scotland […]