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The Spice Boy Era: Jason McAteer

Jason McAteer was born in Birkenhead, on Merseyside. Primarily a right-sided defender or center midfielder, he began life playing for Marine F.C, a small club in Liverpool. He represented the Republic Of Ireland at international level and won 52 caps. McAteer was spotted by Bolton Wanderers scouts at the age of 20 while playing for Marine […]

Ronaldinho Returns To Face England

Luis Felipe Scolari has recalled former Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho into his 20 man Brazil squad to face England in February. The friendly takes place at Wembley on February 6th and will mark the F.A’s 150th anniversary. Ronaldinho is now 32 and has not appeared for Brazil for over a year. The former AC Milan […]

Étienne Capoue; Just What Arsenal Need

Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. That midfield trio, on paper, is one of the most technically gifted, creative and exciting midfield trios there is in World football. At times, it’s certainly painted that idealistic picture, but it doesn’t possess the balance, nor the physicality, to be regarded definitively as one of the best […]

Premier League Mid-Season Review – Part #2

Now the Premier League is more than half-way through, I’ve decided to do a team-by-team ‘report’ on where clubs currently are, where they should, what they can do to improve and just general observations. Each team will be given a ‘grade’ and just a few comments – the range of which will vary as I’ve […]

Andre Villas-Boas Proving The Doubters Wrong

  Last season Andre Villas-Boas’ career seemed fatally damaged – in England anyway – all occurring in what seemed be in the blink of an eye. Having been sacked as Chelsea boss on March 4th the English football media – and many football fans alike, had painted him a failure, a joke of sorts so […]

Arsenal’s Greatest Foreign Players of the Past 20 Years

  A huge factor in the Arsenal’s during the late 1990s-early 2000s were the players signed by Arsène Wenger. At a time of less scouting, Wenger was able to unearth true gems at bargain prices from overseas thanks to his extensive knowledge of the European game. These foreigners went on to become club legends and […]

Pep Guardiola’s Task of Reinventing The Wheel

  Pep Guardiola is set to manage FC Bayern München from next season, the club have confirmed. Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We are very pleased that we have succeeded in getting Pep Guardiola, who was courted by many famous clubs. Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in the world. We look […]