Monthly Archives: September 2020

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Unbeaten pair set for epic battle

Liverpool and Arsenal go head-to-head at Anfield on Monday aiming to maintain their unbeaten starts to the new Premier League season. The Reds have kicked-off the defence of their title on a positive note, recording victories over Leeds United and Chelsea in their first two matches. Arsenal have also collected six points from their games against Fulham and West Ham United to spark talk that they could be a contender to finish in the top four this term. All sports…
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Can Borussia Dortmund count on often-injured captain Marco Reus?

The last two seasons for Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus have felt like Deja vu. After getting off to a hot start propelling the Yellow and Black into a title fight, Reus experienced injuries curtailing his participation with the team. In 2018-19, Reus played 27 times scoring 17 goals and tallying 11 assists. But injuries prevented him from doing more as Borussia Dortmund missed out on the title to Bayern Munich. Last season, Reus appeared in 19 Bundesliga games before…
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Have Fulham learned from their mistakes?

The Fulham defence was far too welcoming last time they graced the EPL Starting a season in the EPL after a recent promotion should be one of the best times to be a football fan. Very few enter the fray without some scars from previous campaigns, however, and Fulham fans can be forgiven for scrutinising every move made by their board and management after getting it so spectacularly wrong last time. So what were the errors made last time, and…
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Overweight footy players who showed that fitness is overrated

It is all well and good notching goals and assists when you have a six-pack, bulging pecs and a 50-inch vertical leap, but try doing all that when you are so out of shape that a light jog leaves you out of breath, or you have not been able to tie your own laces for weeks. These were the obstacles that the players on this list were faced with and yet overcame them to become the greatest overweight footballers ever.…
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Bingo sponsorships in football

The online gambling industry over the last decade has become almost synonymous with football sponsorships as the gambling companies realise that it is one of the best ways to capture their target audience. As such, this has witnessed a considerable rise in the number of gambling companies sponsoring football entities including bingo companies. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable over the years. Tombola shirt sponsorship of Sunderland AFC In 2010, Niall Quinn’s Sunderland AFC received a…
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Has Robert Lewandowski been robbed of the 2020 Ballon d’Or?

Before the season restarted again after the impact from the global pandemic ensuring that all football was cancelled to ensure that social distancing measures were able to be put in place, the Ballon d’Or executives said that the trophy will “take a break” in 2020 which is the first time this has happened since 1956. Although this is obviously upsetting news for the organisers of the trophy, many feel as if this was the year that Ronaldo and Messi’s reign…
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Why Liverpool’s full-backs will be central to the reds retaining the League

After ending their 30-year drought for a league title, Liverpool supporters will now be looking forward to the 2020-21 season. Although the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Virgil van Dijk will get the headlines for the Reds’ recent trophy-winning success, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have arguably been more important than any other players over the past few seasons.   With goals not being a metric on which to base their contributions on, few can ignore their chance-creating…
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