Interview: Chris Kirkland fears for the Sky Blues

After watching his former side Coventry City slip to a home defeat versus Sheffield United on the television, CHRIS KIRKLAND was unsurprisingly disappointed. It wasn’t the scoreline that affected the former Sky Blues goalkeeper most, however, as protests from supporters made the realisation that a once famous football club is in serious jeopardy hit home….

Macclesfield Town 0-0 Chester

Chester stretched their unbeaten run to nine games as they held Macclesfield Town to a goalless draw at the Moss Rose stadium on Tuesday night. In a feisty affair, chances were limited, but both sides spurned opportunities to earn the bragging rights in a fast-paced final few minutes.  The opening exchanges proved to be very…

The pain of being the 12th man

Vast amounts of supporters have to experience the ugly side of the beautiful game. Often dubbed as being ‘the beautiful game’, football is truly an incredible sport that grips people all around the globe. It just gets you, you begin to fall in love with it. From the first time you clamber up the steps…

Newcastle United 3-2 Vitesse

Newcastle United hosted Dutch side Vitesse at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon in their latest pre-season friendly as they prepare for life in the Championship. Rafa Benitez named a strong starting eleven for the fixture and it was soon evident that The Magpies were technically superior to their opponents. With the 2016/17 campaign getting…

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…

Hot Spurs turning up the heat

The Barclays Premier League title race has certainly excited football enthusiasts all around the world, but one team that has provided us with constant entertainment is Tottenham Hotspur. Of course, Leicester City are edging ever closer to seeing their name carved into the illustrious trophy for the first time in their history, but Mauricio Pochettino’s…

Can The Hammers nail down a European spot?

West Ham United are a team that would have been tipped for a mid-table finish in the Barclays Premier League before the first ball was kicked in August. However, to the disbelief of many football fans and pundits alike, Slaven Bilic’s side are remarkably chasing a top four finish. They currently lie five points behind…

The Railwaymen are way off track

Gresty Road is home to Crewe Alexandra, but supporters of the club haven’t enjoyed many comforts over the last few years. Following Steve Davis tasting success in 2013 as his side triumphed in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley, the club’s League One status has come under severe threat. Despite finishing in a respectable…

Barnsley enjoy Wembley success as they edge past Oxford…

Wembley was the location, the Johnstones’ Paint Trophy final was the occasion. England’s national stadium welcomed supporters from Barnsley and Oxford United, creating a sea of red and yellow around the 90,000 seater stadium, and the atmosphere was electric as a result. Both teams, representatives of League One and League Two respectively, were looking to…

Football loses a legend in Johan Cruyff

Football fans around the world were saddened by the news that Johan Cruyff passed away on Thursday following a battle with lung cancer. The term ‘legend’ is often overused in the world of football, but there is no doubting that the Holland international was and always will be remembered as one of the greatest players…