Author Archives: Adam Stewart

Adam is currently a student studying physics at Imperial College London. He is an avid Chelsea fan and passionate about football. He enjoys debating about football and felt that his numerous discussions about football with his dad have given him an insight into how the beautiful game was played in the past and how it compares to football nowadays. He mainly follows the Premier League but also has some knowledge of the lower leagues in England. In his spare time he listens to music, goes to concerts, reads books and watches TV.

How do you solve a problem like Manchester United?

Van Gaal

Last season Manchester United suffered their lowest league position since 1990, finishing 7th in the Premier League. After David “The Chosen One” Moyes was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, things started brightly with victory in the Community Shield against Wigan but 7 home defeats out of 19 resulted in Manchester United missing out on the Champions League. The dismissal ... Read More »

Suarez out, Lukaku in

Suarez and Lukaku

Luis Suarez was once again at the centre of attention at the World Cup after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder. After an investigation by FIFA he has now been banned for 9 international matches and banned from all footballing activities for 4 months and fined 100,000 Swiss Francs (£65,680). I think the punishment was too little given ... Read More »

Another tournament, another failure

England

The 2014 World Cup will be another disappointing one for many England fans but for me the results were not surprising. Before a ball was kicked I believed that we would not get out of the group and unfortunately I was correct. I think Hodgson got his tactics and team selection completely wrong and in my view the blame should ... Read More »

Spurs’ transfer policy results in a failed season

Spurs

It’s been a season of disappointment for Tottenham Hotspur. They were eliminated by West Ham in the League Cup fifth round, lost to rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup third round (proper) and were eliminated by a vastly superior Benfica side in the last 16 of the Europa League. They are also (at time of writing) seven points behind fourth ... Read More »

It’s who you know not what you know

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Chris Powell recently became the latest managerial casualty after he was sacked by Charlton Athletic. After leading Charlton to promotion from League One in 2011/12 he led them to ninth place last season. However this season Charlton are bottom of the league four points from safety. Even though they have three games in hand on their relegation rivals due to ... Read More »

Euro 2016 Qualification

EUROS

The draw has been made for the qualification groups for Euro 2016. This year sees a format change where the number of teams in the competition has been expanded from 16 to 24. As a result there are now 8 groups of 6 teams and 1 group of 5 teams vying for qualification. The top two teams in each group ... Read More »

Sol Campbell reignites racism controversy

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“I believe if I was white then I would’ve been England captain for more than 10 years. It’s as simple as that.” This is the claim made by former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell in his new autobiography. Sol Campbell made 73 appearances for England in an international career spanning 11 years. During his time in the England jersey ... Read More »

Manchester City 0 – 2 Barcelona

Game

Barcelona are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 victory over Manchester City. The first half was absolutely dire. Barcelona as usual were passing it around their 6 midfielders (I don’t count Messi as a striker as he never gets into the penalty area) and creating nothing. Their only attempts were long range efforts ... Read More »

The pursuit of money breeds lack of ambition

Cabaye

This January transfer window has once again showed the lack of ambition by teams outside the top five Premier League sides (Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea). The transfer in question is the sale of Yohan Cabaye to PSG from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £19m. Now some will say that it is good business ... Read More »

Is shirt sponsorship really necessary?

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One thing that has intrigued me during the Nicolas Anelka ‘quenelle’ controversy was the demand made by their shirt sponsor Zoopla to sack Anelka over his celebration. I understand that the Jewish co-owner of Zoopla Alex Chesterman, may have taken offense at the supposed anti-Semitic gesture but I do not really think shirt sponsors are in a position to tell ... Read More »

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