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A defeat that may actually have saved Burnley’s season Burnley FC
Burnley were 90 minutes away from playing in the group stages of a European competition for the first time in over 60 years. They faced Olympiakos at Turf Moor on Thursday night looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit suffered in Greece a week earlier. Unfortunately the Clarets fell short, drawing 1-1 on the night to...
Bournemouth Poppies v Hashtag United: Pre-Season Hashtag United
As I was travelling along the south coast from Brighton to Bournemouth on Saturday, about to get my first taste of a live Hashtag United game, I had a genuine feeling of excitement. I have been following this YouTube team since it’s creation back in 2016 and, even back then, I could see the potential...
Russia 2018: From Hostility to Hospitality
Just a couple of months ago we were heading into the World Cup in Russia with loads of fears and concerns; is there going to be violence and unrest amongst the locals and visiting fans? Will this be a boring tournament? Will VAR be a success or a hinderance? Now the World Cup has been...
The chance of a lifetime for England at Russia 2018
Now, as I write this I am trying my hardest to keep a level head because at the end of the day we are England, and we have not been good in a World Cup tournament In a very long time. However, I will let the fanatic in me take over as I show you...
World Cup preview: Group E and Group F
Two huge nations feature in groups E and F; Brazil and Germany. With nine World Cup successes between them, they simply cannot be ignored. These two are royalty when it comes to this tournament and surely at least one of them will be playing in the final in Moscow on 15th July. Group E Brazil...
World Cup preview: Group C and Group D Iceland thunderclap, russia 2018, kettle mag
We continue our World Cup preview by looking at groups C and D containing a couple of the favourites to win the tournament; France and Argentina. On the contrary, we have Peru who are making their first World Cup appearance in nearly 40 years, and Iceland who are debutants to the competition. Group C France...
World Cup preview: Group A and Group B World Cup 2018, russia, kettle mag
As the football season is now officially over, we can full focus on the holy grail that is the World Cup, with just under two weeks to go before kick-off in Moscow! In this article (and a few to follow) I am going to look at the groups, which teams are the favourite, who will...
Champions League final Preview: Real Madrid v Liverpool
It has been 13 years since that famous night in Istanbul. Liverpool defying the odds to come from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in what arguably was the greatest Champions League final of all time. Since then, they have only appeared in the final once, 2 years after their success, against the same opponent...
England’s World Cup squad: 5 wildcards that should go to Russia
On Wednesday 16th May Gareth Southgate will choose 23 individuals whom he believes can win England the World Cup. Here are my 5 wildcards that I think should be on the plane to Russia. Ruben Loftus-Cheek The 22 year old has had a fantastic, break through season for Crystal Palace (on loan from Chelsea) where...
Darren Moore: A bitter sweet start to managerial life
When Darren Moore was appointed caretaker manager on 2nd April West Bromwich Albion looked down and out.  The Baggies were ten points from safety, seven points adrift from nineteenth placed Stoke, and hadn’t won a Premier League game since 13th January (a run that stretched to nine games). The Championship was an inevitability. With this...
The Championship: Final day frantics, again!
As we enter the final weekend of the season, the Championship yet again has some big questions to answer. Who will clinch automatic promotion? Who will secure that last playoff spot? Who will be relegated? Year after year questions like these are asked on the final day and it’s for this reason I believe that...
Woking v Dover: Win or bust
Picture the scene. It's the final day of the National League season, forty five games played over nine long months. For Woking, they are ninety minutes away from crashing out of the league. They must win, and hope Barrow drop points against Chester, to stay alive. For Dover, it's a very different picture. They still...