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Do creative attackers overshadow holding midfielders?
Do creative attackers overshadow holding midfielders?

Giggs and Scholes were a great partnership but had different qualities Football is a quagmire that confounds logic. Logically it is those artists which have the finest of skills that are harder to find while people who do your daily chores can be found at every nook and square but on a football field logic goes for a flip. Here we find the fine artists who weave magic out of nothing create goals rather than gold with Midas like touches and a

Aug 20 2015
Footballers who have won the most trophies in club football
Footballers who have won the most trophies in club football

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta have now won 25 trophies in club football – tied with Xavi When FC Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 to win the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night, the Catalan club won its fourth trophy of the year – on course for a sextuple last won under Pep Guardiola in 2009. In doing so, both Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta joined Xavi as the most decorated players in Spanish football.  The Supe

Aug 12 2015
5 midfielders who were never replaced by their clubs
5 midfielders who were never replaced by their clubs

When a world class player leaves a club it is obviously a big loss for the club, but they are also left with a herculean task of replacing the player. And more often than not, most clubs fail to replace such high profile players in just one transfer window.  The process might take several years and in some instances it is never done. Take for example the impact the departures of Gareth Bale from Tottenham and Luis Suarez from Liverpool had

Aug 12 2015
A Manchester United fan relives the transition years after the departure of Ferguson
A Manchester United fan relives the transition years after the departure of Ferguson

Alex Ferguson waved goodbye to Manchester United after 26 years That was it. That was the pivotal moment. The moment Sir Alex Ferguson walked out through the tunnel onto the Old Trafford pitch for the penultimate time. The moment that all the United faithful were wary about, scared even. It was time to say goodbye to Fergie time. It has never been the same since. Every great football club has a legacy, a history, a slew of legends in t

Jul 24 2015
Time for Louis van Gaal to give chance to the Manchester United youngsters
Time for Louis van Gaal to give chance to the Manchester United youngsters

Alex Ferguson gave a chance to youngsters who went on to become world class players If it wasn’t for the heroics of West Ham United goalkeeper Luděk Mikloško in 1995, perhaps Manchester United’s class of 92 would never have gone on to be as famous or successful as they have been. It was the last day of the season and all Sir Alex Ferguson’s side needed was one more goal to secure their third Premier League title in

All-time Premier League British XI
All-time Premier League British XI

It has been 23 years since the inauguration of the Premier League and since then, it has gone on to become one of the most-watched leagues in the world. The league started out when the clubs competing in the Top Division in England opted for the formation of a Premier League in 1992, which would give them access to lucrative television deals. These profits would be used to lure the best foreign talent available to try and

Jul 4 2015
Top 5 midfielders from England's Golden Generation
Top 5 midfielders from England's Golden Generation

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard were the mainstays in England’s midfield in the 2000s England’s Golden Generation were one of the most talked about teams in the whole of world football throughout the early 2000s and, despite their inability to turn that promise into trophies, they were undoubtedly one of the game’s most fascinating squads of all time. The combination of a star-studded squad and a first ever foreign manager

Jun 30 2015
10 best free agent signings in Premier League history
10 best free agent signings in Premier League history

Footballers aren’t cheap, to put it simply. We’ve reached an era in which the world transfer record is around £86 million (€100 million) and, when it comes to transfers in the top divisions, eight figured fees have become the norm. Teams don’t bat an eyelid about spending £10 million, £20 million and £30 million.  Every now and again, however, bargains can still be had – not least when pl

Jun 15 2015
Xavi, Pirlo and Scholes: Strangers by birth, brothers by nature
Xavi, Pirlo and Scholes: Strangers by birth, brothers by nature

Xavi, Andrea Pirlo and Paul Scholes are considered to be of the same mould Oh, the tears!! About a fortnight ago, it was Xavier Hernandez. A moving montage shown as a tribute to ‘El profe’ in his final home appearance was enough to break the emotional dams of those chameleon eyes, not to mention his legions of fans in the stadium and across the globe, giving rise to new saline rivers. The whole occasion, however, had positi

Jun 12 2015
Manchester United made a mistake by letting Pogba go: Pirlo
Manchester United made a mistake by letting Pogba go: Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo feels that Juventus have benefitted hugely by acquiring Paul Pogba Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says that he simply cannot understand why his current teammate Paul Pogba was allowed to leave by Manchester United. Pogba signed for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated at not getting first team football at the Old Trafford. Pogba refused to sign a new contract tabled by the Old Trafford outfit and Sir Alex Ferguson

Jun 4 2015
Paul Scholes says next year a
Paul Scholes says next year a "bit early" for Manchester United title challenge

Paul Scholes came out of retirement in 2012 to win the title again with Manchester United Paul Scholes believes Manchester United are not ready to mount a Premier League title challenge next season. He sees Luis van Gaal re-building the club but feels he is still falling short of making the Red Devils title contenders in their next campaign. “I'd be looking at Champions League again for next year,” Scholes stated. “I

May 15 2015
Whether it was Scholes’ fault or not, losing Pogba will haunt United
Whether it was Scholes’ fault or not, losing Pogba will haunt United

Is Scholes partly to blame for Pogba’s exit at Old Trafford? This summer Manchester United will dive into the transfer market with a clearly set out plan of who and what to buy. Had it not been for Spanish stopper David De Gea, United may not find themselves in the Champions League places so a top quality center-back is priority. Mats Hummels has been identified and is likely to come in during the summer, but there are other pro

May 2 2015
Gary Neville: Michael Carrick is the mixture of Pirlo, Scholes, and Busquets
Gary Neville: Michael Carrick is the mixture of Pirlo, Scholes, and Busquets

Gary Neville praises Manchester United’s Michael Carrick for his versatility Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville feels Manchester United’s midfielder Michael Carrick plays like Andrea Pirlo, Paul Scholes, and Sergio Busquets. Neville had previously claimed that Manchester United were heavily dependent on Carrick, and without him the team played very poorly. Carrick’s absence in the back to back defeat

May 1 2015
Paul Scholes:
Paul Scholes: "Signing Paul Pogba back would be wrong for Manchester United"

The Manchester United Reserve Team squad of the 2011/12 season with Paul Pogba (top) and Paul Scholes (right) as a coach. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that his return to the team back in 2012 could have made Paul Pogba’s situation at the club difficult, eventually leading to the player’s departure to Juventus while adding that bringing him back to Old Trafford would not be right. Pogba, who is curre

May 1 2015
Paul Scholes: Ander Herrera is the best Manchester United summer signing this year
Paul Scholes: Ander Herrera is the best Manchester United summer signing this year

Ander Herrera is the best summer signing according to Paul Scholes Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes feels that Ander Herrera is the player that has made the biggest impact on the team amongst the new summer signings made by United this year. He took a sizeable part off the £150-million splurge manager Louis van Gaal indulged in back in the summer. The other players who joined Manchester United this year included

Apr 29 2015
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