We can all enjoy a brief reminisce of a fabled one-season wonder, and it is due course that we look back on former Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz and his two-year spell at Ewood Park that transformed him into a Rovers idol. Before Michu’s… Read More »Roque Santa Cruz & His Brilliant Blackburn Breakthrough in ’07-’09
During the Messi & Ronaldo Era (2003-)
We don’t know how long we’re going to have Messi & Ronaldo … so let’s just rejoice in this incredible era for however long we can!
The label of the ‘worst ever Premier League side’ remains as an almost unanimous decision, with even the most die-hard of Rams supporters nodding in discontent … Going into the 2007/08 season, Derby County fans had every right to be excited as the team made… Read More »Derby County, 11 Points & The Worst Premier League Tally of All Time (2007/08)
You have to choose one XI to win the most important game of the year … you’re choosing the big Ivorian to go up top, aren’t you? Yes! Of course, you are! Before you ask, that question was rhetorical – of course you’re going to… Read More »The Inspiring ‘Big-Game’ Mindset of Didier Drogba
Over time, it’s natural that a club of this size would be responsible for a number of notable products, but nature was on some sort of steroid on this occasion, wasn’t it … In recent times, the first team and indeed the Real Oviedo Academy… Read More »3 Future Idols Who Emerged from the Real Oviedo Academy
It’s a sight we never thought we’d see, but probably one that was practically inevitable when you peel back the curtain at the Camp Nou. Since his Barcelona debut in 2004, Lionel Messi has worked darn hard to form an impenetrable legacy for the Blaugrana.… Read More »Why Lionel Messi Was Forced to Leave Barcelona in 2021
In a parallel universe, players like this lad would move from Inter Milan to the lower echelons of the English game. Oh what? It actually happened? Well then … I don’t think there’s a single Birmingham City fan alive today who can honestly say they… Read More »Obafemi Martins & His League Cup Final Gift to Birmingham City (2011)
If there was ever an advocate for why stats mean nothing in a single football match, then this must be right up there with the best of those examples! At present, it seems as though Tony Watt’s days in a Celtic shirt were miles away.… Read More »When Celtic’s Tony Watt Conquered The ‘Mighty’ Barcelona in 2011
Sometimes you get partnerships with one stalwart and a newcomer, rather than both joining that journey at the same time, and that’s exactly what we have here … As far as defensive duos go, few can come up ahead of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho… Read More »When John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho Met at Chelsea in 2005
I pride myself on my desire to heap praise upon those who deserve it most – (even when the wider media fail to do so). So, let’s talk about Park Ji-Sung … A player whose rise to glory is as uplifting as it is inspiring,… Read More »Why Manchester United Fans Still Adore Park Ji-Sung!
It seems weird to think that a player could be an ‘unlikely’ star upon someone like Arsene Wenger’s recommendation, but in the circumstances … this was pretty unlikely … In their Premier League years, ‘Benjani‘ is a name that most Portsmouth fans will remember fondly,… Read More »Benjani Mwaruwari: The Unlikely Hero of Portsmouth (2006-08)