The Top 7 Full-Backs Of The Last Decade

The Full-Back. A frequently passed over position in terms of importance due to it not forming part of the central ‘spine’ of a team, some of the most influential and best players in world football have been left or right-backs. Continue reading

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Could Christian Benteke be the Missing Link in Belgium’s Starting Line-up?

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Plucked from obscurity for the at the time seemingly excessive fee of £7 million, the former Genk 22 year-old has lit up the Premier League this season for Aston Villa and has been the only spark of light in a struggling team and these performances have seen him implanted firmly in the Belgium starting XI. Continue reading

Why the Idea of Flares should be Embraced By The Football-going Public.

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Hated by the board, lauded by the fans, the flare has always very much been seen as a symbol of the ‘ultra’ or ‘tifosi’ and something that has never really made it big in England. This may simply be due to our incredibly strict policy on flares, and indeed any kind of fireworks, due the promotion of a more family friendly atmosphere since the outlawing of terracing, or it may simply be due to the fact that the idea of a select group of fans, the ‘ultras’, who provide the atmosphere and usually contain a die-hard follower with a megaphone and a bare-chested, suitably tattooed, man with a drum. Continue reading