Throwback to Euro 2004: The Tournament that had it all

“File:Portugiesische Fans bei der Euro 2004.jpg” byFritz Duras; original uploader was Trainspotter at de.wikipedia is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Everybody loves an underdog story. I’m sure everyone remembers the David and Goliath story from when they were younger. Well this story is exactly what that is all about. In 2004 Portugal held the UEFAContinue reading “Throwback to Euro 2004: The Tournament that had it all”

When Wigan won the FA Cup

“Wigan Athletic” by (Mick Baker)rooster is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Wigan went from celebrating cup success to feeling the lows of relegation all within three days. During a tough season in the Premier League, Wigan came up against an incredibly strong Man City side in the 2012/13 FA Cup Final. City had won theContinue reading “When Wigan won the FA Cup”

Throwback Thursday: Rangers European run of 2008

“Club Captain Barry Ferguson” by superleague formula: thebeautifulrace is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Following a highly successful season so far from the Ibrox side, I take a look back at Rangers’ incredible European run during the 2007/08 campaign. In January 2007, Walter Smith and Ally McCoist, returned to Rangers as manager and assistant. TheContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Rangers European run of 2008”

Fulham reach the brink of European Success

“Craven Cottage, Fulham FC” by Tom Cuppens is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 While sitting 18th in the Premier League with only two wins, Fulham announced Roy Hodgson as their manager for the remainder of the 07/08 season. A run of twelve points from the last five games in the campaign, would play a hugeContinue reading “Fulham reach the brink of European Success”

Throwback Thursday: When Pompey won the FA Cup

Credit: “File:The FA Cup Trophy in 2008.jpg” by Unisouth is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 The 2007/08 campaign had already been an extremely successful one for Portsmouth. Captained by Sol Campbell, Pompey would go on to finish 8th in the Premier League. Manager Harry Redknapp had constructed an incredibly strong squad and the football onContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: When Pompey won the FA Cup”

‘Dinosaur’ McCarthy has Cardiff Playing Dino-mite

“Mick McCarthy” by dannymol is licensed under CC BY 2.0 A run of six defeats would prove to be the final nail in the coffin for Neil Harris as he was sacked by Cardiff on January 21st. The Bluebirds would need only one day to replace Harris, bringing in two-time LMA Championship Manager of theContinue reading “‘Dinosaur’ McCarthy has Cardiff Playing Dino-mite”

Are Defensive Midfielders Underappreciated?

“FW: Match Against Poverty – Hamburg – Germany 13/12/2011” by United Nations Development Programme is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The defensive midfield position is one that certainly mixes opinions. In 2004 Jose Mourinho arrived at Stamford Bridge as the new manager of Chelsea. The arrival of the Portuguese man saw a change in formationContinue reading “Are Defensive Midfielders Underappreciated?”