Author Archives: Joe Taylor

Joe is keen follower of most things football related from across the globe. An avid West Ham fan since a young age, he has followed the fortunes of his team through thick and thin as a former regular attendee at Upton Park (and soon, the Olympic Stadium). Always an advocate of flair and the spectacular, his favourite teams range from German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach to a soft spot for East Stirlingshire FC in Scotland. When not obsessing over football, he is a music enthusiast and studies Politics at the University of Southampton.

The Curious Case of Tom Cleverley

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It’s hard to justify singling players out sometimes. In a game of 11 vs. 11, picking on an individual can sometimes feel like making them a victim of circumstance. The problem for Tom Cleverley is that more often than not, he has been mentioned as the weak link at both club and international level. He himself said in an interview with ... Read More »

A Second Chance For Kaká?

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It’s a tragedy at one of the biggest clubs in the world that often skips people’s minds. What happened to Kaká? Where did it go wrong for him at Madrid? The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner remains the 4th most expensive transfer ever, behind the illustrious company of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Zlatan Ibrahimović. But despite being one of the ... Read More »

Bayern comfortable in 2-0 win over Juventus

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By Joe Taylor. In the end, it was too easy. A Champions League quarter-final that boiled down to a comfortable 2-0 for Bayern Munich. What in theory should have been a close fought contest was far from it in reality. The tie between the champions-elect of both the Bundesliga and Serie A was decided effectively within 30 seconds, after David ... Read More »

PSG reach CL quarter finals for first time in 18 years.

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By Joe Taylor Amidst the drama and controversy of the more high profile ties in Europe, it was easy to skip over what arguably developed into one of the most interesting duels. The final score failed to tell the full story of both matches even as Paris Saint German reached the Champions League quarter finals for the first time in ... Read More »

Why the Premier League isn’t the definitive football experience

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How could anyone not be mesmerised by a league where £5 billion pounds is divided between the teams at the start? With astronomical sums like that, it’s hard for some fans to imagine why you’d watch anything else. What else could the discerning football fan possibly want? Over the past decade, the Premier League has been able to attract some ... Read More »

PSG vs. Valencia Match Review

It might not have had the fateful elements of Ferguson vs. Mourinho, but the crowd at the Mestalla stadium were treated to an eventful tie between Valencia and Paris Saint German. The French side’s star studded line up featured €45 million signing Lucas Moura making his Champions League debut ahead of David Beckham, who was left to watch his new ... Read More »

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