There are many players that are handed the label of ‘What could have been?’. Mario Balotelli, Adriano or Alexander Pato are prime examples of footballers who never quite hit the heights they were expected to. It is rare to find players in this world like… Read More »Ledley King: Spurs’ Great ‘What If’ Centre-Back (1999-2012)
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Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton made all the major headlines and gossip throughout the 2020 summer transfer window and ultimately capped off another hefty spending spree with a Colombian superstar which left the footballing world starstruck and Evertonians in jubilation. While this transfer fiasco was only recently… Read More »James Rodriguez & His Sorrowful Everton Loan Spell in 2020
I’ll always condemn the mistreatment of our game’s players, and though I can appreciate why certain fans were peeved off, this stuff was just uncalled for. Before the words ‘Sol Campbell’ became ensconced within the same sentence as ‘Judas’ – and other equally delightful terms… Read More »When Sol Campbell Became ‘Judas’ in ’01
Most fans will point to Lionel Messi as the natural heir to Diego Maradona. However, a select number of older fans will appreciate the genius of Juan Roman Riquelme. Riquelme was the quintessential No. 10 attacking midfielder, with playmaking ability, infinite passing range, and dribbling… Read More »How Great Was Juan Roman Riquelme?
There will be time (I’m sure) to discuss what Emmanuel Emenike was actually like as a physical specimen in real life … but for now, let’s stick to FIFA 13. In more recent editions of the game, the graphics and playing style have grown more… Read More »Emmanuel Emenike: KSI’s FIFA 13 ‘Race to Division One’ Big Attraction!
When you think of Luis Figo, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s the inhuman-sized cojones of the man to make this happen … Early on in his career, Luis Figo seems to be the predecessor of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo… Read More »When Luis Figo Became the World’s First ‘Galactico’ in 2000
Whether it’s for his jaw-dropping exploits in one of Celtic’s strongest sides or his dazzling displays for Japan, how could you not love Shunsuke Nakamura? I’ll always have a strong sense of nostalgia for anything and everything connected to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. As… Read More »Shunsuke Nakamura & His Special Spell as a Celtic Hero (2005-09)
Remember when the Argentine crossed that fabled Manchester divide and went from red to blue? Yeah … still hurts! Have you ever been cheated on before? Well, I don’t know if Carlos Tevez has, but it’s not a nice feeling is it? You put your… Read More »An Honest Look at Carlos Tevez’ Surprise City Move in 2010
You know, I reckon that it’s time we start remembering Keith Gillespie in a way that his talent deserves. Ask the majority of football fans what they think about Keith Gillespie, and a bemused face might confront your question. Then, perhaps after some deliberation with… Read More »Keith Gillespie & His Best Days as a Newcastle Player (1995-99)
I could use a plethora of words to describe how good I think this guy was – but we’ll stick with ‘stylish’ for now. It’s clean. When it comes to the art of ‘attack stopping’, before we explore Alessandro Nesta’s approach, here’s what you should… Read More »The Artistic Defensive Style of Alessandro Nesta