Injured Players: Out-of-Sight, Out-of-Mind?

Legend has it that Bill Shankly, the celebrated Liverpool manager, never used to speak to his injured players. He would effectively write them off as irrelevant until they were fit and able to help his team once more—and according to [...]

By | January 29th 2016|0 Comments

Is Dele Alli the Future Face of English Football?

Dele Alli’s magical goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend brought with it memories of Paul Gascoigne’s strike against Scotland at Euro ’96 and the comparisons between the two players that followed were perhaps inevitable. After all, both have strong [...]

By | January 22nd 2016|0 Comments

Catching Fire: Are Goalkeepers Enjoying a Popularity Bounce?

You have to be mad to be a goalkeeper. It’s a well-worn phrase but considering it’s the position on a football field where mistakes are most likely to result in conceded goals and dropped points, you do sometimes wonder why [...]

By | January 19th 2016|0 Comments