Tag: premier league

Are the Christmas fixtures good for football?

Our friends at Betway visited Norwich to explore the impact Christmas fixtures have on players and fans and whether the period is good for football

Super Robert Pirès

The rarest of talents, at his best Robert Pirès was a joy to behold, often unplayable, and the man Arsène Wenger called Arsenal’s “oil in the engine”

The redemption of David Beckham

As innate incubators for narrative and drama against which the daily mundanities of life are invited to be forgotten about for two-hourly stretches, as stories are told, stars are born and dreams…

A-Z of the 2000s: Fernando Torres

The Fernando Torres of the 2000s may not always have been blessed with world-class teammates, but he was a force like no other

A-Z of the 2000s: Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is the best British footballer of this century yet somehow he still doesn’t receive the recognition or accolades that he deserves

A-Z of the 2000s: Michael Owen

You can choose to remember Owen in any way you want, but consider yourself lucky that you weren’t playing against him during his golden years at Liverpool

A-Z of the 2000s: Frank Lampard

Gerrard was a monster, while Scholes was sublime. But if you take the raw stats and impact over a decade, no midfielder can top Frank Lampard

A-Z of the 2000s: Thierry Henry

There are few players who define a generation as adroitly as Thierry Henry, the man who reinvented what it meant to be a striker in England

A-Z of the 2000s: Didier Drogba

Over the course of the 2000s, how strikers played changed vastly, and much of this was down to the attributes Didier Drogba brought to his game

A-Z of the 2000s: Xabi Alonso

The owner of an absorbent footballing brain, Xabi Alonso would become one of the world’s most perceptive and intelligent midfielders in the 2000s