An Early Look At Mourinho’s Tottenham Tactics

Jose Mourinho has returned to the Premier League after his spell at Manchester United. Although that stint yielded three trophies, it’s hard to see at as a significant success overall and the Portuguese manager will want to rehabilitate his reputation in English football. At Tottenham Hotspur, he has an excellent opportunity – a squad of […]

Is Manchester United’s Lack of Success Finally Impacting Their Finances?

In May 2018 Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s vice-chairman said that “Playing performance doesn’t really have a meaningful impact on what we can do on the commercial side of the business.” In the Stretford End, hardcore United fans were unimpressed with the comment at the time and no doubt Woodward is squirming after the club’s moderate […]

How to Pronounce ALL 20 English Premier League Football Teams 2017/2018

The football season is back! Ah thank you so much. I don’t know about you guys but I love football so I thought i’d teach you how to pronounce the twenty English Premier League teams, the stadiums and the nicknames. So if you love football and you love learning English, stay tuned. The first team […]

How The Global Financial Crisis Changed Football

If ever a sport reflected a certain disconnect with its audience, it is surely football. Players’ wages continue to climb, the big clubs remain cash cows and the competitive imbalances that have plagued the game for the past decade show little sign of levelling out. In contrast, most of professional football’s client base enjoy very […]

The Rules of Football (Soccer or Association Football) – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the Rules of Association Football. Association Football, more commonly known as ‘soccer’ in North America and Football pretty much everywhere else in the world, is a game played with two teams of 18 players, with 11 players taking the field at any one time. The object of the game is for your team […]

Why Manchester United Signed Daniel James

Daniel James was one of the breakout stars of this Championship season. Gradually establishing himself as a regular starter for Swansea City, he ended up with four goals and seven assists in 33 league outings. While the Welsh club came nowhere near promotion, the 21-year-old showed he has what it takes to play at a […]

Old Trafford, Anfield, Roker Park: The Man Who Built British Football

If you’ve watched British football at any point in the last century, you’ve seen the designs and engineering of a Scot named Archibald Leitch. At the turn of the 20th century, the sport was only just becoming a social and cultural phenomenon, and as the appetite for the game grew, and the working and middle […]

Manchester United, Liverpool & the Battle for Asia

It was coming up for 2.30am local time when Manchester United against Liverpool entered stoppage time. The street cleaners were getting to work on roads that already looked spotless. The subway had already closed for the night. Tokyo always seems more exciting when the neon lights are throbbing. But now it was time for the […]

Saudi Arabia: The Secret Power in World Football?

In January 2019, the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, the bustling, multi-ethnic port city on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, will host an historic match. Juventus and AC Milan will play each other, not in some glorified pre-season friendly but in he Italian Supercoppa. With all the controversy about the Premier League’s 39th […]