Kevin Doyle for Ireland

Whatever happened to Kevin Doyle?

It was destined to be a tug-of-war between Arsenal and Juventus. The year was 2011 and these two great European sides were apparently fighting over the chance to sign the Irish striker, Kevin Doyle. Wenger was a big of fan of the Wolves front-man. "He is generous, intelligent, has good skill and technique and likes…

MLS Cup Final

Seattle Sounders FC Overcome Odds to Win First MLS Cup

TORONTO – The Seattle Sounders won their first MLS Cup title Saturday night after a heroic performance from Swiss goalkeeper Stefan Frei. The Sounders played without their most recognisable player, Clint Dempsey, in below-freezing temperatures for what will go down as one of the most improbable victories in Major League Soccer’s 21-year history. After being…

Chelsea Premier League

Man City vs Chelsea: Match preview

7 straight Premier League wins. 19 goals scored during this run. 1 conceded. Conte has even managed to make David Luiz look world-class. Since their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, Conte's tactical switch to 3 at the back has made the Blues virtually unbeatable. A trip to the Etihad now awaits them. Pep Guardiola's side enjoyed…

Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Premier League

Have Arsenal finally found their bottle?

When Juan Mata slotted home in the 68th minute, Arsenal fans could have been forgiven for fearing the worst. Mourinho once again seemed to have the upper hand on Wenger. Old Trafford was bouncing. The home fans expected more United goals. Something strange then happened. Arsenal didn't capitulate. They stood firm and then battled back.…


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…