Articles tagged with: Players
I should say that I adore Tim Cahill and think he is an absolute class act on the field. Noel Gallagher obviously doesn’t agree with me when he famously said that “he would love to kick him right in the bollocks”. Being an Australian, I knew how loved he was over here. But it wasn’t until I went to England in 2007 and had a discussion with my cousin, an Everton season ticket holder, that I realised how adored he is by the Everton faithful: “He’s the one player who will never drop his head. When others are falling down around him, he is the one player who is rallying them to lift”.
In conjunction with http://www.twofootedtackle.com the guys from the podcast pick their favourite ever team, amid much controversy.
I sense that a great many of you reading this will agree with the above statement, but perhaps for different reasons. Things have gone terribly wrong at Aston Villa, and the blame does indeed fall on the shoulders of a manager. Not the current one, but the previous. Aston Villa are suffering from a Martin O’Neill induced hangover.
There is a tired old cliché that gets dusted down at this time of year as the relegation battle begins to take shape, ‘too good to go down’. This not only shows a ridiculous over-confidence, but also a pundit with a poor memory. Newcastle United in 2009, Leeds United in 2004 and West Ham United in 2003 (with a record points total for a relegated team) were all said to be ‘too good to go down’ but still suffered that exact fate
After the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, Soccer 360 magazine asked me to compile a tournament Best XI; in the absence of an official all-star team, my list stands as one of the few of its kind. Three years on, many of the stars from Canada 2007 are shining brightly – while others have stagnated and in some cases regressed. Scott Ferguson takes a look the current fortunes of that Best XI.