The painful goodbye needed as Ranieri’s fairytale over

Walking out of fitness training on Thursday evening despite the best efforts of Doris, as any 18-year-old in 2017 would do, I checked my phone for any important messages and a quick scan of social media before the drive home.

Euro 2016: My Team Of The Tournament

GK: Hannes Halldórsson (Iceland) – Despite conceding the most goals in the tournament (9), the Icelandic stopper also made the most saves (27). It was these saves, along with a formidable team spirit and the support of their passionate fans, which helped Iceland progress to the quarter-finals of their first ever major international tournament. Although…

Friends Of The Ref? Anyone?

Sitting in a Costa Coffee in Leicester, pouring out a second cup of tea, dressed in a casual polo, jeans and Converse trainers, Premier League referee Kevin Friend ponders which anecdote from his vast repertoire is his personal favourite. A wry smile spreads across his face as he decides upon a particular incident that is…

Team Of The Season So Far

As the season reaches its mid-point over the festive period and the turn of the year, it is time to look back on what has been the most unpredictable of seasons thus far. With champions Chelsea unrecognisably poor and Leicester City top at Christmas, no-one could have predicted what has happened so far.

Jamie Vardy: He Scores When He Wants!

When Jamie Vardy smashed home a penalty in the 65th minute of Saturday’s Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium, he set yet more records. He became the first Englishman to score in nine consecutive Premier League games, the first man to score in nine consecutive Premier League games in the same season and…

Chelsea In Crisis?

Jose Mourinho. One of the most decorated coaches in footballing history. Eight league titles. Eleven domestic cups. The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’. Went over nine years without defeat at home in the league.

Foxes Flying Under The Tinkerman

To many fans’ surprise, Nigel Pearson was sacked during the off-season despite guiding Leicester City to quite possibly the greatest of great escapes at the end of last season, masterminding a remarkable recovery which saw Leicester finish 14th after going into April rock bottom and seemingly doomed. An unbelievable run of seven wins from the…

Is It Time To Face Fate?

12 months ago today, Leicester City confidently dispatched Barnsley to claim a third successive 3-0 victory for Nigel Pearson’s team, as they moved closer and closer to a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

The Premier League At Christmas

It’s almost Christmas which surely means one thing! No no no, not Santa, presents and food! It means there’s a whole host of Premier League fixtures for football fans to look forward to.

Summer Signings

The summer transfer window never ceases to amaze me with plenty of lucrative captures and some, quite frankly, extraordinary signings! In this post, I will predominantly focus on some of the Premier League’s biggest deals as well as providing some insight into Spain’s top tier, La Liga.