I am really really rubbish at predicting football. I just am. It’s never been something I’m very good at. Ever. But I still do it, because I know how many people (about 4) like reading my football prediction posts. So here’s another one. And since I haven’t written a football post at all this season this one… Continue reading Premier League Christmas Review and Predictions ⚽️👌
In preparation for the Premier League season, I have started up a new football blog with my brother, Jeddy, called ‘Anfield A to Z’. It is, of course, a Liverpool blog, dedicated to posting about the mightiest Red men around. I will try to be less biased on blametheblogger as now I can be biased… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: New Blog!!!
Following the popularity of Feisty Footy last season, to celebrate this year I’ve made a brand new game based on the same principles as the last – Football Frenzy! Football frenzy is a game which involves picking players and a team which you think will perform the best each month. It works on the basis of… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: It’s Back! ‘Football Frenzy’, the New Football Game
The 6 teams I think will be scrapping it out for their Premier League status are featured in this post in my countdown to kick-off series that you can find here. This post is the final part of my preview of each team’s chances this season (but remember, all transfers after 9th Aug are not taken… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: Team-by-Team Preview (Relegation Battle)
So, onto the chunk of the teams in the league, and occupying positions 7-14 are the 8 teams that I believe are incapable of mounting a challenge for top 4 football but will not be drawn into a relegation scrap. Of course, I’m going to get it totally wrong and all these teams will win the… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: Team-by-Team Preview (Mid-Table)
It’s impossible to call who will win the Premier League 16/17, and even who will qualify for the Champions League, but as I’m such an awesome blogger and a general great guy, I’ve decided to have a guess even though it’s a total shot in the dark and I’ll totally humiliate myself. What I am… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: Team-by-Team Preview (Top 6)
It’s that time again. The start of a new season, full of anticipation, excitement and unpredictability. We come into it off the back of the most remarkable sporting story of recent times, with Leicester triumphing at 5000-1. In my last season’s predictions, I messed up really badly, backing Chelsea to win it and Leicester to… Continue reading Countdown to Kick-Off: Premier League 16/17 Predictions
We all know abut the players switching English clubs this summer – the likes of Andros Townsend, Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama – but there are plenty of new players to our league that will make it stand out as certainly the most competitive, exciting league in the world. Here is a bit more about… Continue reading Premier League Transfer Round-Up
Last night, Brendan Rodgers lead his Celtic side out for his first competitive game in charge – a Champions League qualifier against the Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar. The Red Imps, champions of Gibraltar 14 years running, were obviously huge underdogs – Gibraltar has a population half the size as the capacity of Celtic’s stadium!… Continue reading Shock of the Century? Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic
10. Will Grigg’s on Fire/The Bench Every single football fan, whether you come from Northern Ireland or not, will have gone mental to the chant of the tourney at some point in the last month, but the irony is that Will Grigg, the most talked/sung about player in the Euros, did even play a minute… Continue reading Top Ten Things We Loved About Euro 2016 (and none of them involve football!) [Euro 16 Diaries Finale]
Last night, Portugal stunned world football as they beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016, after Éder scored a long-range winner in the second half of extra time. France were clear favourites to overwhelm Portugal, who had had a relatively unspectacular tournament before the final. Griezmann, Pogba, Payet, Matuidi, Giroud, Lloris, Koscielny and co. were… Continue reading Things Just Get B-Éder and B-Éder for Portugal (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 14)
Hello? Is it safe? Can I come out of hiding? You sure? Ever since England were humiliated by Iceland, I haven’t been into the outside world and haven’t been on my blog, but now it’s final day so I might as well round up what has been going on since the defeat whilst I’ve been mourning the loss… Continue reading Knockout Stages Round-Up (Euro 16 Diaries Vol. 13)
Iceland humiliated England last night, knocking them out of Euro 2016 following a 2-1 win. As a result, Roy Hodgson immediately announced his resignation from his post as England manager, and the enquiries into what went wrong have begun. It all seemed to start so well. England avoided Portugal in the Round of 16, and would play… Continue reading English Leader Resigns as the Country Crashes Out of Europe (Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 12)
• Kruchowiak steps up and if he scores they win – HE SCORES! 5 outstanding pens from Poland, and they very much deserved to win! Poland make the last eight, winning 5-3 on penalties. • And he SCORES! Super pen, right in the bottom left corner. • Jakob B… SCORES comfortably in the right side… Continue reading LIVE: Switzerland vs Poland PENALTIES (Euro 16 Diaries Vol 11)
The first night for a long time with no footy, so let’s reflect on an intriguing and unpredictable Group Stage… Group A: A Dmitri Payet-inspired France topped the group, relying on late goals to beat Romania and Albania and drawing 0-0 with Switzerland. The Swiss were also unbeaten, getting a win over Albania and drawing with… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Vol. 10: Group Stage Roundup
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Watching on from my Physics lessons in school (we were all allowed to watch the game!) and apart from the total elation and craziness when England scored, the overriding feeling was that Woy Hodgson’s substitutions have saved him from more tournament humiliation. Hodgson decided to go with the same line-up that threw the towel in… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 8: Woy is Pwoved Wong!!!
Iceland salvaged a draw against heavyweights Portugal on their first appearance in a major international tournament. This is incredible, considering Portugal’s stature in the game, Iceland’s ‘minnow’ nature and the fact that they nearly grabbed a late winner! Here are some great stats that show just how crazy it is… Iceland’s population is about 300,00 – the… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 7: Portugal 1-1 Iceland – Some Stats That Show Just How Incredible This Iceland Team Are!
Belgium last night were powerless to resist a plucky Italy side as the highest ranked team in the Euros didn’t turn up last night. The team, which on paper were one of the strongest in the competition, were expertly contained by Antonio Conte, who nullified the threat of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 6: Belgium 0-2 Italy – Much-Fancied Belgium Struggle Against Passionate Italians
6 great matches took place on Saturday and Sunday in Euro 2016, and here are the 6 things that we all learnt from these games… 1. Granit Xhaka is more than welcome in the Premier League. He looked fiery, feisty and tough-tackling against Albania, as Switzerland won 1-0. He was a real leader in the middle… Continue reading Euro 16 Diaries, Volume 5: 6 Things We Learnt From This Weekend’s Matches