The Monday Profile: Chris Eagles

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in The Monday Profile | No Comments
The Monday Profile: Chris Eagles

My abiding memory of Chris Eagles came from an otherwise long forgotten episode of ITV’s Football League highlights hosted by Matt Smith dating back about five years or so now. In that favourite director’s technique, players were seen alighting from the team bus and amid the friendly smiles and poised pens for autographs, Eagles stepped down coolly, in possession of headphones the size of which would have shamed the participants …

The Monday Profile: Marlon Pack

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in The Monday Profile | One Comment
The Monday Profile: Marlon Pack

In this month’s When Saturday Comes, Andy Lloyd-Williams considers youth development in English football and the benefits of coming through at a smaller club. Citing Bournemouth and Plymouth as examples, he argues that it’s better – surely – to spend one’s formative years at a club at which progression to the first-team isn’t reserved for pure prodigies only.

It’s a fair point well made, yet the case of …

The Monday Profile: Uwe Rösler

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in The Monday Profile | 5 Comments
The Monday Profile: Uwe Rösler

With Norwegian Ståle Solbakken having recently joined the managerial ranks of English football having cut his teeth in Germany; the similarly coiffeured Uwe Rösler has taken the opposite track as a German who conducted his training in Norway.

Like Solbakken, Rösler spent some of his playing career in England although his spell on these shores was a much lengthier and more storied one. Manchester City fans still idolise him as …

The Monday Profile: Sean Murray

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in The Monday Profile | 5 Comments
The Monday Profile: Sean Murray

Taking a closer look at a Football League personality this week is Matt Rowson, co-pen of Watford blog BHaPPY (whose precursor was BSaD, the site that originally got me [Lloyd] interested in football writing). This morning, Matt considers the recent rise of Academy graduate and next great Hornets hope Sean Murray.

Watford are not the only side with a decent track record in terms of producing its own talent, …

The Monday Profile: Nick Powell

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in The Monday Profile | 4 Comments
The Monday Profile: Nick Powell

In our recent analysis of the PFA awards, my fellow blogger John McGee highlighted the disagreement that can ensue when debating the worth of leading young players.

With Jordan Rhodes valued by the press as a knee jerk £6 million, John pointed out that Adam Le Fondre, the man whose two goals fired Reading to victory over Southampton in the Championship’s recent summit meeting, cost a mere £350,000.…

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