Every week we set loose our index finger – scrolling around our phones with wild abandon on foot, tube and occasional meeting to quench our thirst for cracking football blog writing. We chanced upon 5 excellent pieces this week, including a look at Man United fan reaction to Liverpool’s league heroics and an essential read on the traumatic events of the Hillsborough disaster and the immense bravery that has fired the families victims ever since. Plus, we’ve dipped into Wigan and Arsenal blogs to get their respective reactions to the enthralling FA Cup semi-final last weekend.Read More
Football, bloody hell. Such was the significant prize at stake, we could have forgiven both sides for shelving the relentless commitment to exciting goal-thumping entertainment, but thankfully they stuck to their true colours and provided one of the most pulsating top of the table contest in recent memory. After our heartbeat returned to some semblance of normality, we did a Gerrard and composed ourselves in our very own huddle – drawing up our top 5 talking points.
Smacking is the name of the game this week in our latest crop of our favourite viral football videos uploaded to the mighty YouTube in the last seven days. A defender in England is in trouble for slapping a fan, an Irish defender was poleaxed by ball pelted by his own teammate and Barcelona were caught on camera truly gob-smacked by their shock defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Elsewhere there’s some more cheerful fare to enjoy – big Zlatan creeping up on his former boss and Daniel Sturridge making a very endearing visit to a local Liverpool school.Read More
Soul-searching is the theme in this week’s selection of our favourite pieces of football blogging in the last week. A Norwich blog ponders whether Hughton should have got the boot so late in the day, a Newcastle fan passes an envious eye at the resurgence of Liverpool and there is an in-depth study of why Arsenal consistently crumble at this time of the year. All that plus praise for Mourinho’s Champions League preparation and the uplifting story behind the Street Child World Cup.Read More
This week’s set of talking points raise a glass to four clubs on a charge – Liverpool have kept their title dream alive, Everton have become a vintage Arsenal in disguise, Fulham are back from the dead again and Manchester United fans finally have a slice of optimism back in their lives. You can read our thoughts on all that plus the understandable but super-late sacking of Norwich boss Chris Hughton.Read More
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to joyously throw our favourite football videos of the week on to one page. The audio-visual confetti freshly sourced from YouTube includes a musical masterpiece from Wigan Football Club, a simple but brilliant fan display from Belgium and a monster strike from the Montenegro.Read More
Week after week, we’ve included some excellent, but very negative, opinion pieces and reports on David Moyes’ woeful tenure at Old Trafford. But at last, in our selection of top football blog reads, we have something bordering on positive to share with you, plus a Liverpool blog dreaming of a long-awaited return to Champions League football next year and a look at the amazing progress 20-year-old Ross Barkley has made this year under the guidance of Roberto Martinez.Read More
Another one bites the dust. With Chelsea floored by Crystal Palace and Liverpool blitzing Tottenham, Anfield is looking increasingly like the destination of the Premier League trophy at the end of the season. We ask whether The Reds can handle the pressure. Elsewhere, we examine a symbolic day of surprising support for David Moyes and a crucial reprieve for Cardiff City.
Praise be to YouTube! Week after week it serves as a proud platform for some of the most brilliant, bizarre and nonsensical football videos known to man. This week is no different – we have a delectable selection for your viral tastebuds including an own goal scored with unbelievable nonchalance, Peter Schmeichel’s son scoring a bullet header, a cataclysmic panenka penalty and two Real Madrid galacticos getting their knickers in a twist.Read More
In this week’s celebration of mighty fine football writing we have a focus on the leading players in the Premier League fist-fight for the title – there’s a tactical deconstruction of Chelsea’s masterful 6-0 victory at the weekend, there’s further calls for Wenger’s head from a Gunners blog and instant Red Devil’s reaction to another humiliating lost to their Manchester neighbours. All that plus Barca’s renaissance and the surprising positives of World Cup heartbreak.Read More