Author Archives: Adam Jones

Originally from near High Wycombe in Bucks, Adam has just finished second year studying English and History at the University of Southampton . He has been an avid supporter of Liverpool since a young age whilst also always checking the results of his local teams; Watford and Wycombe Wanderers. Adam has been playing and following football since before he could walk and transferred his passion into writing during sixth form. Adam also follows tennis closely and has covered aspects of tennis journalism in the past for previous sites. To Adam, there is nothing better than a Wednesday night Champions League tie, despite remaining disappointingly unbiased for the last four seasons. James Beattie once asked him for a cheesy chip. @adamjones_28

PiTS Training Centre Look Forward to Winter Season

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PiTS training centre, based in South London, is looking to recruit members again after an encouraging summer period. The facility near Canada Water was established to provide released, non-league and grass-roots players with the necessary facilities to train at a high intensity and maintain their high levels of fitness. The focus is to manifest professionally high standards both on the ... Read More »

Francis Benali: The Homecoming

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This Saturday won’t just mark the return of Premier League football to St Mary’s from the international hiatus, but also the emotional homecoming of a former cult hero. Francis Benali’s ambition to raise funds for Cancer Research by running to all 20 Premier League grounds, starting at St James’ Park, will fittingly culminate at a place where he made over ... Read More »

2013/2014: A Season to Cherish

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The 2013/2014 football season may just be the best campaign in recent memory. The season that just kept on giving. From domestic competitions to European drama the last 9 months have had it all. In both England and Spain the title race went down to the final day, with Manchester City and Atletico Madrid prevailing as respective champions. City, who ... Read More »

Tale of Two Clarets

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We’re more than halfway through the season and both West Ham and Aston Villa are fully entrenched in one of the toughest relegation dogfights in recent Premier League history. With just six points separating Hull City in 10th and Crystal Palace in 20th, any three of 11 teams could still face the realistic prospect of the drop. For the two ... Read More »

Ballon d’Or Beckons For Ronaldo After Brilliant Year

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With the voting window extended until tomorrow, this year’s Ballon D’or winner will officially be decided over the next 24 hours before being revealed in early January of next year. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic graciously claimed earlier today that he did not need the official FIFA award for best player of the year because he simply was regardless, more debate has ... Read More »

Why Joe Hart Should be Left Alone

For the past three or four seasons, Joe Hart has been without doubt the best English goalkeeper in the country by far and, behind perhaps only Petr Cech, the second best keeper in the Premier League. He has won an FA Cup, the Premier League and has been England’s first choice goalkeeper without any debate. Over the last six months, ... Read More »

Pochettino Extinguishes any Lingering Doubts over Saints Appointment


Southampton’s impressive start to the season may have surprised many, but in fact the man behind their consistency and growing team chemistry is someone who has played at the very top for both club and country, channeling his own personal endeavours into his Saints players. Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment in January may have been rather acrimonious but since then the South ... Read More »

Why England Should Play 5-3-2


5-3-2 or 3-5-2, depending on how you at it, is a formation that has scarcely been seen in the English game. In recent years it has been successfully deployed by Juventus and has since been successfully used by a small number of English clubs. With the players England have available at the moment, the system would perfectly fit the players ... Read More »

Blossoming Berahino Breathes Baggies Season Into Life


Many football fans over the weekend will have one player’s name on their lips after his match winning display against Manchester United toppled the champions and plunged them further into the unknown realms of mid-table mediocrity. Introducing Saido Berahino; the Burundian-born winger who has burst onto the scene over the last month and is now hoping to establish himself in ... Read More »

Generation Game

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In 2006, England were knocked out of the World Cup on penalties after a dramatic and ill-fated encounter with Portugal in the last eight. This was the third major tournament in a row where the three lions had been eliminated at the quarter final stage and for many marked the greatest opportunity missed among an English set of footballers. In ... Read More »

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