The events that took place during West Ham United’s heavy defeat to Burnley showed that the atmosphere around the club has now gone beyond toxic.

Two seasons ago West Ham United finished seventh in the Premier League and qualified for Europe under the guidance of Slaven Bilic, in what was their final campaign at the infamous Upton Park.  There was a sense of optimism in and around the club during the summer of 2016 ahead of their move to the... Continue Reading →


MLS 2018: Despite his disastrous tenure at Aston Villa, Remi Garde is still quite a coup for Montreal Impact.

When Remi Garde left his position as Aston Villa manager in March 2016, his managerial reputation was in tatters.  The 51-year-old Frenchman won just two of his 20 league matches in charge of the Villans, which culminated a win percentage of just 10%. It's the lowest of any Aston Villa manager in the club's history.... Continue Reading →

Juventus First Team Review: A beautiful insight into Italy’s most prestigious football club.

Netflix have released the first half of episodes in a six-part series following the Italian giants during the 2017-18 season. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS  "Juventus uses it's past to define it's future." Football club documentaries haven't exactly been successful in the past. Just look at 2012's Being: Liverpool. However, Netflix's new documentary "Juventus: First Team" is... Continue Reading →


Real Madrid look ordinary and have no plan B.

Real Madrid’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last night capped off a miserable week for the Spanish giants. Fans and pundits alike were expecting a response from Zinedine Zidane’s side following Sunday’s embarrassing 2-1 loss to Girona. Instead everyone got the opposite, as a Delle Ali brace and Christian Eriksen strike condemned the reigning European... Continue Reading →


A commander within the Toon Army: Cheick Tiote 1986-2017.

This afternoon, the footballing world found out the tragic news that former Twente and Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote had collapsed during a training session in Beijing and died at the age of just 30. The Ivorian, who made 52 appearances for his country, had only signed for second-tier Chinese club Beijing Enterprises four months ago. He... Continue Reading →


Whoever comes in at Swansea has a major job on their hands.

Bob Bradley's ill-fated tenure at Swansea City ended on Tuesday night following a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham United on boxing day.  The 58-year old became the first ever American to manage in the Premier League, but he only lasted 11 games and 85 days at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea won just twice during... Continue Reading →


BHAFC: Fringe and youth players leave Chris Hughton with early selection headache.

Albion Analysis: #2 Colchester United, 9th August 2016 Brighton and Hove Albion progressed to the second round of the EFL Cup with a convincing 4-0 victory over Colchester United at the Amex on Tuesday night. Manager Chris Hughton made 11 changes from the side that drew at Derby at the weekend, with three Under 23... Continue Reading →


BHAFC: Oliver Norwood signing a clever bit of business by Chris Hughton.

Brighton and Hove Albion's new signing Oliver Norwood shouldn't take too long to adapt at the south coast club, as he is a player who fits the mould of manager Chris Hughton's way of playing perfectly. The Northern Ireland international signed from Championship rivals Reading on a three-year deal, and could make his debut for the... Continue Reading →


Russia not solely to blame for hooliganism at Euro 2016

Euro 2016 has been quite a slow burner on the pitch. After 28 matches, the tournament has produced just 51 goals, an average of just 1.82 goals a game. It hasn't been as exhilarating as Brazil's group phase two years ago, but off the pitch it has been far from being boring, all for the... Continue Reading →


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