James and Isco

VOTE NOW: Isco V James. Who is better?

The Champions League final perfectly portrayed Isco and James’ constrasting fortunes. While Isco played an integral role in the demolition job on Juventus, James couldn’t even make the bench. Both players like to play in an attacking role. Zidane clearly favours Isco with James reportedly heading for the door. Two world-class attacking midfielder but who…

Dan Leydon

The stunning football illustrations of Dan Leydon

Football coverage has changed. No longer are fans happy with the same high contrast tele-photo lens shots from the sidelines. We want to get closer to the players. We know them better. And we want to play with this a little bit. Football illustration has grown to become one of the biggest movements in coverage of…


Dwight Gayle on course to smash Championship record

There are many subplots to Newcastle's renaissance this season. Benitez's decision to stay on as manager after relegation. Their rocky start to the campaign before turning the corner. Jonjo Shelvey's comeback. Coping with the pressure of being labelled 'favourites'. One story though, that has surprised many is the goal scoring run of Dwight Gayle. His…

Benfica Curse
European International Sport

The Benfica Curse and how to lift it.

With Halloween fast approaching we decided to delve into a seldom visited corner of the footballing world, curses, hexes and superstitions and things that go bump on the goal line. Perhaps the greatest example of this, to this day is the Benfica curse placed by Hungarian coach, Béla Guttmann on Portuguese giants, Benfica. Before we…