Posts Tagged ‘English Football’

The English Inquisition Begins…

June 29, 2010

Well another tournament, another failing from the English football team and as the players return to this country the inquisition will continue into why England have yet again failed to produce at a major footballing tournament.

I’ll admit that the hurt, anger and embarrassment which initially ensued my thoughts after the second round reversal against an energetic German outfit, have been replaced with a more philosophical, pragmatic and honest frame of mind.

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Can Rio Lead England To Glory?

June 1, 2010

As England’s final 23 man squad has been annouced by Fabio Capello, attentions must now turn fully to the tournament in South Africa and as we (the fans) gear up for the tournament to begin, one question remains unanswered:

Can Rio lead England to World Cup glory in this tournament?

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Five Signings Key To Boro’s Success

May 26, 2010

Thank God for that!!!

A disappointing season is over, done with, throw it in the bin and let us all move on to pastures new.

Easier said than done though isn’t it? The end of season clear out has begun and we, the fans, are wondering what will be in store under the managerial tenure of Gordon Strachan.

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7 Reasons I Prefer Blackpool To Cardiff

May 25, 2010

Blackpool fans provide a colourful scene on Wembley Way

As the Championship play-off concluded on Saturday gone and the seaside town of Blackpool begun to celebrate promotion to the Premier League, I realised I have several reasons to agree with them achieiving this success.

In fact I have SEVEN reasons, which back up my originally just wanting ‘The Tangerines’ to win the play-off final against Cardiff City, the original reason been simply the romance of such an achievement.

Now I could back it up with my seven reasons, so here goes…

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Premier League Review 2009/2010

May 14, 2010

Hello and welcome to Gaffers Sports Blog’s review of the 2009/2010 Premier League season with a little help from fans of several of the 20 teams. Though that means the other reviews will be undertaken by yours truly.

Enjoy and as usual all comments are welcomed.

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Bradford – 25 Years On…

May 7, 2010

The 1980’s proved to be a fairly dark period in the history of English football with the involvement of our sides in three major sporting disasters during the decade.

Next Tuesday 11th May 2010, marks the 25th anniversary since the horrific stadium fire disaster that was to change the game we know and love forever.

Bradford City versus Lincoln City was meant to be like every other 3rd Division (now known as League One) fixture played on that fatal Saturday afternoon almost 25 years ago. Except for the little fact of Bradford celebrating promotion to Division 2.

Yet sadly it wasn’t.

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Surprise Surprise

April 15, 2010

Didier Drogba, Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez

So here I go again…

I’ll admit to suffering with a touch of the dreaded writers’ block syndrome of late, but I have the perfect motivation to allow the words to flow and sadly for many readers, it is another infamous Gaffers rant.

Here we go…

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PFA Nominations 2010

April 15, 2010

So here are my PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) nominations, subsequent winners, LMA (League Managers’ Association) Manager of the year and Premier League teams of the year.

Agree? Disagree?

Then let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

My PFA Player of the Year Nominations

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Chelsea’s Win At All Costs Mentality Has Stunted Growth

March 25, 2010

The juggernaut that is Chelsea rolls on to a mouth-watering tie with top four pretenders Aston Villa this weekend. Yet Roman Abramovich‘s club could be approaching a watershed moment if the current state of the club continues.

Chelsea has all the attributes of a trophy machine, it’s what Abramovich and now departed Jose Mourinho built together. They are big, strong, athletic and have a winning mentality imbedded in their psyche. All fantastic traits you would want in any team. But under the surface and in the long-term Chelsea look on unsteady ground.

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Arsene Wenger – The Professor’s Way

March 1, 2010

Nick Hornby wrote a column not long ago where he questioned the boo boys at Arsenal and suggested that supporters have been perhaps spoilt for far too long. There were many that countered that view although I feel the esteemed author was spot on in every regard.

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