Articles by Mark Gordon

McInnes Bucks the Trend

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes opted to stay at the club last week. The move came as a surprise given reports were suggesting the Scot was all set to move to Sunderland. Despite an official approach…


The People versus Sergio Ramos

There are certain elements that are present in every good story. The most familiar being good versus evil. Good guys against the bad guys. In Hollywood the good guys usually win. In the Champions League…


Totti, The King of Rome

An icon of the Italian game bowed out at the weekend. With him went a type of player we may never see again. Francesco Totti paid an emotional farewell to his adoring fellow Romans on…


Goodbye Zabaleta.

Pablo Zabaleta will end a nine year association with Manchester City as the season ends this week. The Argentine international has become something of a fan favourite at the Etihad. The defenders departure will be…


Mario and Gazza. Same but Different.

Last week laughter greeted Brendan Rodgers tongue-in-cheek claim that Mario Balotelli is the best player he has ever coached. The fact Mario is treated as something of a joke figure in the UK made me…


Soft City Need a Bad Guy

Pep Guardiola’s first season at Manchester City has been disappointing to say the least. It could yet be a disaster. After watching the Blues’ exit in the FA Cup on Sunday I took in ‘El…


Summer Football For Scotland

It’s fair to say that Scottish Football isn’t in the best of places just now. It’s over thirty years since a Scottish team won in Europe. Almost twenty years since the national side qualified for…


Gianluigi Buffon And His 1000 Games

Gianluigi Buffon made his 1000th competitive appearance in Italy’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Albania at the weekend. Another milestone for a keeper with a genuine claim to be the ‘best of all time’….


A Look Back At Baggio’s Career

Roberto Baggio turned 50 in February this year. The footballing icon retired in 2004 having played for some of Italy’s top sides. Baggio is held in the highest esteem in his homeland. He also had…


Has City’s Top 4 Hopes Been Hit by Monaco?

Manchester City’s Champions League campaign has again ended in disappointment. AS Monaco triumphed on away goals following a six-all aggregate score in the tie. Whilst the Ligue-1 outfit head on to the quarter finals, the…