Premier League, Sports

Liverpool 20/21 (So Far): Under The Microscope

“Everything I learned, I learned from him…” When a team kicks into 5th gear and the moment comes when the collective passengers decide that they want to see how fast the car can really go, there is not much that can be done to dry the thirst of the passengers and driver from doing so, once the adrenaline of knowing …


Coppa Italia, Football, Sports

Coppa Italia: Atalanta Dominate Napoli To Earn Final Match-Up With Juventus

Atalanta takes their spot in the Coppa Italia final, opposite Juventus. A second Coppa Italia final in three years for Bergamo’s finest. The game was arguably won in the first half wherein Gattuso’s Napoli ran like statues and defended like pigeons.  Napoli failed to create anything of note beyond a few scuffed pop shots from Insigne, even with their ample …


Coppa Italia: Atalanta v Napoli Second-Leg Preview

A trip to Bergamo and the backdrop of Lo Stadio di Bergamo will host the return fixture of what was an unexpected goalless draw between Napoli and Atalanta. In which a Man of the match worthy performance from Napoli’s goalkeeper, David Ospina, kept Atalanta scoreless, making Napoli only the 5th side to accomplish that this season. But the praise, unfortunately, …

Coppa Italia: Juventus vs Inter Milan Second-Leg Preview

Inter Milan will be hoping for a better result in their second leg away fixture against the Serie A champions Juventus in the Coppa Italia.  The first leg of the Derby D’Italia offered fans a close game in which errors from both keepers cost their teams, with Inter’s Handanovic mistake allowing a Ronaldo brace after he hit smashed in a …

Manchester City’s Return To Form May Only Be The Beginning

Manchester City have once again reached the heights of English football this season and look set for another dominant title win to add to their collection. It is certainly an improvement upon a disappointing league campaign last season which saw the Manchester side lose nine times – the most of any Pep Guardiola-managed side in a single season. Although they …

Premier League Clubs’ Transfer Business Rated

Last summer was always going to be one of the toughest transfer windows ever for all clubs. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both affecting travel and indeed buying players given certain clubs having serious financial losses.  Nevertheless, clubs were still under severe pressure to get big deals done, most notably to try and catch Liverpool, who ran away with the …

Derby Della Madonnina: A Classic Derby Sees A Blue Sky Dawn Over Milan

The post-Christmas period in Italy has been so far, as eventful as it was pre-Christmas. Where Pioli’s Milan stomped with smugness in their title ambitions with a form whose embers were ignited in the post covid period of last season with the likes of Ismaël Bennacer, Franck Kessie and Theo Hernandez severed as the safety net for Milan, while the …

England v Ireland: Gulf Between Sides Evident in London

Irish players chased shadows around Wembley last night as England comfortably beat Stephen Kenny’s men 3-0. Two first-half goals from Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho followed by a Dominic Calvert-Lewin penalty gave England the victory. Gareth Southgate can be pleased with his side’s performance – he probably knows that it was the easiest challenge they had faced in a while.  …