The Monday Profile: Ben Watson

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

Robert Martinez’s sagacity in affording Ben Watson his first game of the season for Wigan Athletic yesterday was repaid in shovelfuls as the midfielder engineered a football club-defining performance to help Latics defeat the Arsenal. The Londoner was recalled from a loan at West Bromwich Albion at the start of April and those who have remained faithful to the Spanish manager’s romanticism will be feeling warm inside this morning.…

The Monday Profile: Joey Barton

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments

Two weeks into The Monday Profile and you’ll notice that we are already abandoning our pledge to cover the Championship’s lesser known lights. So, why focus on a man with whom newspaper columns have become all too familiar in recent seasons? Joseph Anthony Barton doesn’t need the extra exposure, you’ll cry, “Ban Him” as The News of the World once shouted, sign up to the Facebook page and become friends …

The Monday Profile: Yann Kermorgant

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 6 Comments

Cornish footballers have been notably thin on the ground over the course of the history of the game with Nigel Martyn, Matthew Etherington and Exeter City legend Tony Kellow the most famous of a very rare bunch indeed. Oddly, the case is different across the Channel, where Cornwall’s close cultural brethren in Brittany have produced more than a few well known stars. Amongst these, one finds ex-Rangers boss Paul Le …