10 months ago as the 2016-17 campaign was about to begin, I made my prediction on how the season would pan out in the top four divisions of English football and various cup competitions. Let’s see how I got on… … Continue reading Looking Back At My 2016-17 Predictions
On FA Cup semi-final weekend, my thoughts go back to the Wembley ties from two years ago. Mainly how Reading came so close against Arsenal, but also Aston Villa’s win over Liverpool in which a 19-year-old Jack Grealish was the star … Continue reading Jack Grealish: A Young Talent On His Way Back?
This part of the football season is often labelled ‘the business end’ as it is the most vital part of the campaign, with titles to be won, promotion to be won and relegation to be avoided. So I thought I’d … Continue reading The Race For…Promotion To The Premier League
Following West Ham’s slow start to life at the London Stadium, last month I began my investigation into the effect that moving stadiums has on the performance of teams. The most recent five teams to switch grounds – Rotherham, Brighton, … Continue reading How Much Of An Impact Does Moving Stadium Have? Part Two: The Fans’ View
At the end of last season, West Ham United waved goodbye to Upton Park, which had been their home for 112 years. Having won the tenancy to the Olympic Stadium back in 2013, the Hammers moved into the Stratford Ground … Continue reading How Much Of An Impact Does Moving Stadium Have? Part One: The Stats
Nine years ago today, the highest scoring game in Premier League history was played as Portsmouth defeated Reading 7-4 at Fratton Park. It beat the record that had stood for over since 13 years since Southampton defeated Norwich 5-4 in … Continue reading Where Are They Now? Portsmouth 7-4 Reading
On Sunday, I published a piece looking back at Blackpool’s 4-0 win over Wigan on the opening day of the 2010-11 Premier League season. Of course the Tangerines are now in League Two following relegation in the past two campaigns. … Continue reading 5 Years Down The Line: A Blackpool Fan’s Story