Sears on for a Catalogue of Goals?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

West Ham have had problems with homesick players before so Freddie Sears opting to stay in the big city with Crystal Palace is perhaps understandable. Who can forget Joey Beauchamp’s refusal to stray too far from his beloved Oxford dog track back in the day, or Florin Răducioiu’s love of Harvey Nick’s? Could Neil Warnock have fancied raining on Sheffield Wednesday’s parade out of spite? He probably didn’t even want …

What next for Danny Fox?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Coventry left back Danny Fox struts around the pitch and has the swagger of a player who feels he deserves to be playing in a higher league. A fan of the white tape and white boot combo, popularised by Ronaldo: a style solution that lends a player the air of an ice skater, the emphasis on grace and elegance about the pitch, it certainly convinces: Fox had an outstanding first …

What Price Success?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Having only made his move to Wigan official at the start of the week, Roberto Martinez has moved quickly to clinch the signing of Jordi Gomez, undoubtedly the star player of Martinez’s 2008/09 Swansea side.

It will be interesting to see how Gomez fares at top-flight level. While I witnessed a quiet performance from the winger during the Swans’ 4-0 drubbing at Reading last September, his touch, grace and …

No Poshovers

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The fixtures for the 2009/10 season were, of course, released earlier this week and while most of us probably scanned the list for our respective club’s games against Newcastle, I was keeping an eye out for Peterborough. For reasons that I can’t quite make sense of, the Posh have captured my imagination for a good deal of time and I’ve often made a point of keeping an eye out for …

Another Iberian by the Mumbles?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Paulo Sousa as a player was a true European superstar of the nineties and a pivotal member of Portugal’s dazzling World Youth Championship win in 1991; although as a group, they were surpassed in achievement at full international level by the Scolari line ups of the following decade. It was at club level that the unhurried and dynamic midfielder gained most success, with back to back European Cup wins in …

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