Author Archives: Matthew Sharkey

Matthew Sharkey is an absolute football fanatic and his love for the game stretches so far that he even possesses a season ticket at his beloved West Ham United. He has been playing football ever since he was young and has managed to reach high levels in the game, playing for his home academy Watford. The eagerness he has for the beautiful game makes him a great character to have a full on football conversation with, whether you’re talking about Messi vs Ronaldo or Adebola vs Iwelumo. Asides watching and playing football, Matthew currently has a football radio show and is looking to advance on from his level 1 coaching badges. The course he studies (Philosophy and History) gives him a lot of time to talk about football, the only problem is once you do start chatting with him it’s hard to get him to stop!

The end for Everton as Martinez has no magic

Martinez at Everton

The marvellous Moyes has left Goodison for good. That is my poetic way to mark the Scotsman’s departure from Everton.  Will the Everton fans be calling Martinez the magician when his tenor ends? In my opinion the answer is no. I do admit, Roberto Martinez seems a very likeable character who represents the game well, not just through his personality ... Read More »

A modern day idol in how to run a football club

Dyer and Rangel have been loyal servants to Swansea

By Matthew Sharkey I used to think that Superman wore a red cape and could fly, but he’s actually Welsh and runs Swansea City FC. Huw Jenkins was appointed chairman of the League Two minnows Swansea ten years ago, and even in his wildest dreams he couldn’t have thought that the club would have progressed as much as they have. ... Read More »

Why Ian Holloway should be taken seriously

Holloway does some great work for Deafness Research UK behind football

By Matthew Sharkey Ian Holloway is notoriously not shy for venting his thoughts and opinion on controversial topics. He has had many says in things that have no relevance to him or the sides he’s managed, for example the Wayne Rooney contract saga. At the best of times he is a lovable character due to his passion for the game ... Read More »

Would you win the lottery then put all the winnings on red? A gamble like this is very similar to what Sunderland have taken in appointing the one and only Paolo Di Canio…

By Matthew Sharkey As a player the man was a genius, it can’t be said enough. His goal against Wimbledon in 2000 was voted best ever Premier League goal and even with recent strikes such as Rooney’s overhead kick against Manchester City it remains a goal that will always be disputed to be the best ever Premier League one due ... Read More »

The interesting case of Nottingham Forest

Billy Davies second spell could be integral for Forest's promotion bid

By Matthew Sharkey First Division winners, FA Cup winners and Champions League winners yet still not in the Premier League. Nottingham Forest is a club rich in history and success yet in recent history the club has been nothing but a joke. This year’s Alex McLeish debacle is a classic example of what has happened to Forest in recent times ... Read More »

Footballers destroying football

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By Matthew Sharkey A wise man once told me (don’t tell my granddad I called him wise) that “Football is a gentleman’s game played by thugs”; I remember replying with dismissal as a youngster thinking how can the game I love be condemned to such nonsense. I am no longer a youngster, and sadly I do agree with this cynical ... Read More »

Watford FC: The demise of our beautiful English game?

By Matt Sharkey Watford FC has always been a respected club with a history to be proud of, particularly if you’re a football traditionalist. They’ve always promoted players within their own ranks such as Luther Blisset, John Barnes, David James and in more recent times Ashley Young, Adrian Mariappa and Sean Murray. They also look to keep the club within ... Read More »

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