England edge past Turkey at the Etihad

With England’s Euro 2016 preparations well and truly underway, Roy Hodgson’s men hosted Turkey at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon in their latest friendly fixture. The last two outings provided mixed results as we came out on top versus Germany before suffering defeat to Holland. In the aforementioned fixture, Eric Dier’s late goal completed…

Coventry City: My review of the 2015/16 season

It doesn’t feel like five minutes since the season got underway back in August, but here we are in May with everything done and dusted as far as Coventry City are concerned. Prior to a ball being kicked, I predicted that Tony Mowbray would lead us to a respectable 10th placed finish. Surely we would…

Oldham Athletic 0-2 Coventry City

Coventry City travelled to Boundary Park to take on Oldham Athletic in their final fixture of the 2015/16 campaign. When the two teams met at the Ricoh Arena back in December, a last gasp header from former City striker Daniel Philliskirk salvaged a point for The Latics.  Since then, The Sky Blues disappointingly dropped out…

Special episode – interview with Steven Caldwell

Former Newcastle United, Sunderland, Burnley, Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City defender Steven Caldwell joins Matty Roper for an exclusive interview on the ‘All Things Football’ Podcast. The Scotland international looks back on his career within the game, reminiscing about his time at the respective clubs. Now at Toronto FC, does he see himself as a…

Is possession based football dying out?

Everybody loves witnessing sides play attractive, free-flowing passing football, but is it a dying breed? Those of you who watched the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich versus Atletico Madrid would agree that the German outfit provided the greater entertainment. However, Diego Simeone’s Atletico progressed to the final despite only…

Leicester City achieve the impossible

Nottingham Forest 1978, Blackburn Rovers 1995 and now Leicester City 2016. These three top flight successes are the most iconic in footballing history, with The Foxes finishing top of the pile in the latest Premier League campaign. After being an incredible 5000-1 to lift the trophy before a ball was kicked, Claudio Ranieri’s men have…

Special episode – Darren Holloway interview

Our latest interviewee Darren Holloway joins Matty Roper as he looks back on his career in football. The former Sunderland, Wimbledon and Bradford City defender speaks about his time at the respective clubs. What was it like to play under Peter Reid? How crazy were the players at Wimbledon? Did Bradford underachieve during Darren’s time…