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…

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…

The Resurrection Of AC Milan?

On April 13 2017, the sale of Italian giants AC Milan to a Chinese consortium was finalised following months of protracted negotiations in a deal worth €740million. Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux completed their purchase of…

Alternative End of Season Awards

After the shortlists for PFA Player and PFA Young Player of the Season were announced this week, I decide to look at other people and moments throughout this season that deserve an honorable or dishonorable…

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…

Referees Fees: Are They Enough?

So, last season Mark Clattenburg got paid around 300k for refereeing in the Premier League and his Champions League games, cup finals and the Euros. The average premier league referee gets paid 100k a year….

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’….

Big Things Are Happening At Billericay Town

The small Essex town of Billericay is probably more well known for its involvement in comedy programme Gavin & Stacey than it is for footballing ability, however now that looks like it’s about to change….