FIFA 21: Town Crowned!

Despite earning promotion to the football league for the first time in their history, Harrogate Town sought a new manager. They found… me! We would go onto achieve a record-breaking season, one that would capture the heart of footballing purists throughout the land and include a trip to Wembley! After a shaky start to theContinue reading “FIFA 21: Town Crowned!”

Football Friday #004

That’s right, after bunking off last week, Football Friday returns! Managerial Upheaval! Xisco Munoz, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito, Daniel Farke and (After originally scheduling this post)… Dean Smith, are the Premier League managers to have bitten the dust already this season. That’s twenty-five percent of top flight teams that have ditched their manager by theContinue reading “Football Friday #004”

Football Friday #003

Romero Returns… to football! Former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero recently joined struggling Serie A side Venezia (They of the beautiful shirt!) and has already assumed the number one position. By clocking up three league appearances, Romero has pretty much halfway to matching what he achieved in six years at Manchester United! Of course RomeroContinue reading “Football Friday #003”

Football Friday #002

It’s Football Friday and we start at Anfield… Minamino Regrets How Takumi Minamino must regret his transfer to Liverpool. In fact, he must regret playing well against them and catching Manager Jurgen Klopp’s attention! Having scored 42 goals in 136 league appearances for RB Salzburg, as well as performing in European competition, he’s been consignedContinue reading “Football Friday #002”

Football Friday #001

Friday will now feature exclusively football thoughts. For my loyal transatlantic followers, I mean soccer! England’s Glovemen Where better to start than at number one, England’s number one! Jordan Pickford is the man in possession but what about the back-up? Despite deputising for three competitive matches not that long ago, Gareth Southgate seems to haveContinue reading “Football Friday #001”

Finding Jack Charlton

There’s a moment in this film that really hit me. Without giving too much away, it involved Jack Charlton (Obviously!), a laptop and Paul McGrath. This film is more focused on Charlton’s managerial experiences with Ireland than his playing days in/with England. It provides an insight into the tumultuous domestic backdrop of Charlton’s time takingContinue reading “Finding Jack Charlton”

FIFA 20: MLS Success!

After finishing with eight men against Portland Timbers in our final match of the league season, we headed into the play-offs… against Portland Timbers, minus the three suspended players of course. After soaking up ten minutes of pressure, in-form frontman Omar Kharbin put us ahead with his ninth net bulger of the campaign. Wideman CarlosContinue reading “FIFA 20: MLS Success!”

Are You Watching Gareth?

Whether it’s the Premier League or various cup competitions, the 2021-22 season is well under way. Which players have performed well in the early stages of the campaign and should be in consideration for England selection by Gareth Southgate? Crystal Palace’s Conor Gallagher for one! He’s got both tenacity and creativity. He gets stuck in,Continue reading “Are You Watching Gareth?”