Author Archives: Mathieu Wood

Sports Science Student at Avignon University in France. Watford FC season ticket holder. Love the passion a football match can evoke especially a good old mid-week Champions League clash.

Flores aims to build on recent success as Watford begin to bid farewell to incredible 2015

Watford are preparing to meet Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League eager to maintain their magnificent form which sees them sitting above their illustrious opponents. Quique Sánchez Flores and his squad have impressed amassing an impressive 25 points from their opening 16 games despite the Spaniard having no previous experience in the English top flight. Despite this the former ... Read More »

England 1- 0 Norway

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Wayne Rooney’s second half penalty decided a low key friendly in front of England’s lowest crowd since Wembley reopened in 2007. Following the dissapointing exit at the World Cup in Brazil, English supporters rightly showed their dismay by opting not to support their country last night. The empty seats were a clear reflection of an empty promise. Patience for many ... Read More »

Kroos Control

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2014 World Cup Semi Final : Belo Horizonte This was humiliation on the most public of scales. A nations bubble burst in 30 minutes of football. Following Brazil’s tight knockout victories over both Chile and Colombia, the nations players and staff were riding a tidal wave of public support which last night was replaced by embarrassment and shame. Fans were left ... Read More »

16th June Round Up

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Day 5 of the World Cup in Brazil continued to bring drama and excitement however we also had our first draw of the tournament. There was a red card, sub minute goal and a World Cup debut winner in amongst the action. Brazil 2014 is fast gaining a reputation of being the World Cup that delivers exciting football and last-gasp drama. ... Read More »

Preview: Championship Play-offs 2014

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After a long, tough and exciting campaign the Championship reaches the Play-Off stages with 4 clubs vying for the one remaining spot in next season’s Premier League. Ahead of the 2 semi-finals we will analyse the form, expectations and chances of each club. Who will join Leicester and Burnley amongst the elite of English football? Semi Finals Thursday 8/05/2014: Brighton ... Read More »

Review: Chelsea 2 Galatasary 0

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Last evening marked the return of a Chelsea hero to Stamford Bridge however Didier Drogba was unable to lead Galatasary through to the Quarter Finals. On his big night he was let down by a hapless performance from the rest of his team mates. In truth, there was a clear difference in ability between the two sides and not even ... Read More »

Preview: Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid

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Real Madrid travel to Germany this week to face Schalke in the first leg of their round of sixteen match at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen. On Wednesday night Schalke will face in many mind’s the most in form team of recent months in the side managed by Carlo Ancelotti. Currently the Spanish outfit lie 3 points clear of both Barcelona ... Read More »

Cabaye’s dilemma

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Since his arrival on Tyneside in the summer of 2011, Yohan Cabaye has gone on to become a club leader and one of the most admired midfielders of the Premier League. His arrival didn’t cause many shockwaves at the time despite his previous club success in France for Lille. After a brilliant first season led the Geordie club to the ... Read More »

New dawn for Ireland as O’Neill and Keane confirmed

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Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have been appointed as the managerial partnership for the Republic of Ireland national team on a two year deal. They will begin their roles next Monday ahead of their first match at the helm against Latvia in a friendly on Friday 15th November. The atmosphere in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin should be one of ... Read More »

Belgium: Golden Generation ready for World Stage

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For many, last night saw the final scramble of places for the World Cup next summer come to a conclusion. For others, their seat on the place had already been confirmed such as the Belgium national outfit. Last Fridays 2-1 victory away from home against Croatia saw over 10 years work come to fruition. Their last appearance in a major ... Read More »

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