Zagallo and football perfection, a World Cup figure unique

Mario Zagallo is one of those few who have won the World Cup both as player and coach, and his knowledge of the game is often overlooked in the presentation of the greatest men in the game. As a player he represented the Rio clubs Flamengo and Botagfogo, in a career lasting 15 years from…

The bumping road to the top, from flop to giant, Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford scored a hat trick v. Aston Villa yesterday, watching on as Leeds United are winning 3-0 away and are flying in the Premier League at the moment. Marcelo Bielsa is a great man with a football brain that makes the magic happen. We have seen this before at many arenas when suddenly players…

The Five Most Impressive Teams Across the EFL So Far This Season

Right now in the Premier League, there is a lot of talk about the form of clubs like Everton and Aston Villa. The pair, who topped the Premier League before in international break, have been in excellent form, but only time will tell whether they can sustain it across an entire season. Further down the…

The psychological aspect, Manchester United

You can talk as much as you want about quality and players doing this and that, but you should never underestimate the psychological aspect in the game. It’s the real reason behind the problems at Manchester United, and not player material. Bruno Fernandes is a great example. When he first arrived at the club he…

Premier League 2020/21 prediction in 50 years retro perspective

To try to predict the outfall of the 2020/21 Premier League season will be difficult, while looking back 50 years to that special season 70/71. England coming home after a World Cup dissapointment ending in the quarter finals v. West Germany, looking so strong until that Bobby Charlton substitution . The domestic league season also…

Messi and Bielsa, could a possible magic switch happen at Leeds United!

Reports about Lionel Messi and his supposed flirt with Marcelo Bielsa taking the chance of leaving Leeds United for Barcelona looks nothing more than newspaper trash, but  could it be that instead Leeds United will pull of the impossible act and sign Lionel Messi. There is a bond between the two going years back as…

The Second City Taboo, Aston Villa and Birmingham City

Some city’s do have rivalry between their best football teams, and in most places they accept each other for what they are, but between Birmingham City and Aston Villa there are still difficult to do that, it’s like a clan dispute. The two clubs represent communities inside the Birmingham area and they are easily separated…