Author Archives: Dominic Alderton

A passionate Reading FC fan, Dominic Alderton is a International Marketing student at University of Southampton hoping to go into Sports Marketing. Knowledgeable about all things football and has played since he was a small boy. An ex Reading season ticket holder, he goes to as many Reading games as possible and this year hopes to take in some La Liga games, during a year abroad in Barcelona. Challenge him on anything football related on twitter… @DomAlderton

Spanish Football: Where are the away days?


As a lover of football, moving to Barcelona for a year was like a dream come true to me, here was the chance to watch the likes of Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Iniesta whenever I pleased whilst also sampling some of the Spanish football culture. I have witnessed a few La Liga and Liga Adelante games live as well as ... Read More »

Forget about Ozil, Giroud is the main man at Arsenal!


For some strange reason, many Arsenal fans believe that the jury is still out for Olivier Giroud. Admittedly he had a slow start to life at the Emirates, whilst filling the void left by Robin Van Persie was never going to be an easy task. However if we look back at the 2012/2013 campaign as a whole, the Frenchman managed ... Read More »

The Top 5 Championship Players to Watch Out For: 2013/2014


The Championship is arguably one of the very best football divisions in all of world football. A bold statement I know and one that many an armchair football fan would disagree with. However as a regular viewer of live Championship football it is clear to see that not only does it boast some top international talent but has the unpredictability ... Read More »

Who is Asier Illarramendi?


When Real Madrid fork out £34million on a player, your immediate thought would be that the Spanish giants have bought the next in a long line of Galactico’s. However when it was announced that the club would be buying Asier Illarramendi, a 23 year old, relatively unknown defensive midfielder from Real Sociedad, the fee came as a surprise to many. ... Read More »

Are Spurs choking once again?


By Dominic Alderton Champions League qualification is a very sore subject around White Hart Lane and it is very understandable as to why. Cast your mind back to the 1st February 2012, Tottenham sit in 3rd place in the Premier League, 13 points clear of their rivals and destined to regain their Champions League place.  However then manager Harry Redknapp ... Read More »

A Munich Dilemma: Stick or Twist for Pep


By Dominic Alderton When Pep Guardiola decided to end his managerial sabbatical and take his next role within football, the world stood and watched as Bayern Munich passionately announced the replacement to the supposedly retiring Jupp Heynckes. Pep fever ran riot amongst Bayern fans and many seemed to forget Heynckes and the season that was unfolding around them, eagerly anticipating ... Read More »

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