Back in 2005, not far from the ruins of the Incan Empire's most famous city, Macchu Picchu, a 16 year-old boy smiled, holding a shining trophy high above his head.
The boy, Giovani dos Santos, had just captained Mexico's U-17 squad to its first World Cup championship in any category, turning in a stellar performance that helped him obtain the tournament's Bronze Ball award.
With FC Barcelona's famed youth academy handling dos Santos' development, it seemed like the sky was the…Continue
Posted on February 7, 2012 at 17:30 — 3 Comments
The January Transfer Window: A month in the football calendar in which fire sales and panic buys are all secretly enjoyed by fans in amongst hoping that there club comes out on top by securing the signature of that goal scoring or creative gem rarely found at this time of the year. This is typified by the sheer euphoria of deadline day. A day that has increased in significance over the past couple of years in which fans across the country hammer various forms of media in a hope they’ve…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2012 at 16:56
After a truly disastrous start to the season which saw Wenger’s men take only 7 out of 21 points available, the media and a section of Arsenal supporters were starting to question the reign of the master Frenchman. Were they correct to do so? Possibly not, as the Gunners shot up the table placing them into contention for a top four spot. However, the cracks have started to appear once more. 3 consecutive Premier League defeats have thrust Wenger back into the critical limelight and many are…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2012 at 14:52
Joey Barton may have promised to tone down his twitter posts after dinner with ‘three wise-men’, but every time his omission from the England squad is announced, I wonder how hard he has to fight to post his true feelings towards his exclusion?
However, the reason Barton perhaps opts not to is because of the multiple factors that aren’t in his favour.
Take his former club, Newcastle, for example. It could be argued that Newcastle have taken many by surprise this season, and…Continue
Posted on December 14, 2011 at 14:00 — 9 Comments