05/09/2012 18:27:00 PM
Follow our new site - offtheupright.blogspot.com - here. It's still the same material, just on a more regular basis and on developments in Europe, predominantly Irish football which I've recently began to take quite a interest in. English and Spanish football have also been published recently so don't be a stranger and pay us a visit!
08/20/2011 14:14:00 PM
He's left England. He's moved to California. He used to get
08/02/2011 05:13:00 AM
We're back, and what better way to begin a season than an interview. But hold on a sec, it ain't no player. I'm not that popular yet (although I would like to be sometime in the future) but it is someone who runs a sports business that is highly regarded as one of the best stats centres in sport. From athletics to volleyball, they cover everything and anything that goes on statswise in between. This past summer I managed to persuade the head of Opta Sports Duncan Alexander to agree to do an inte [..]
07/20/2011 17:40:00 PM
we'll be enjoying plenty of these!
For the past six months, here at the FD, we've entertained you with various articles ranging from match reports, to transfer news, to feature articles, and now we're thinking, after a summer of providing you all with such sweet-ass material - well, we'd like to think so - we're taking a well-deserved break.
Oh, but dont worry. We'll be back at the beginning of August, previewing the new campaign as it draws closer, as well as keeping you informed on [..]
07/09/2011 06:27:00 AM
They weren't even supposed to be there. And yet, they somehow defied the laws of the game and won the European Championships. That's football for you.
Danish coach Richard Moler Nielson was on the brink of the sack following Denmark's failed attempt at qualification for the European Championships in 1992. Nielson became sick of seeing this Danish side play beautiful football but lacking sufficient results. He tried implementing his management skills on the team but it resulted in one of their m [..]
07/01/2011 10:13:00 AM
For a while now, Arsenal, and more importantly Arsene Wenger, have been reluctant in competing for players in the transfer market. As a result, Arsenal have fallen beyond the ranks and had to be satisfied with a 4th place finish, having won only three games since March. If Wenger and co. want to be challenging for trophies next season they're going to have to abandon the youth policy this Summer. I'm not saying they'll be spending particularly large and obnoxious amounts of money but one or two [..]
07/01/2011 07:22:00 AM
So I managed to bag an interview with Andrew Gibney, who runs the excellent Gibfootballshow football website over in England. Without ruining anything he's a Lille fan, with a throbbing passion for Ligue 1 in France. Oh and he like's Eden Hazard. Right, you better dive in before I spill anymore:
1. When did you first start following football on a passionate level?
06/23/2011 18:01:00 PM
Andre Villas-Boas was born in Porto, Portugal on 17 October 1977.
Andre developed a passion for football quite early in his life and his interest was partly aided by the fact that Bobby Robson had moved into his apartment block, Villa-Boas being just 16.
He sent a letter to Robson outlining why he should be playing Domingos Pacienia. Robson was so impressed by Villas-Boas' passion and knowledge of the game that he sent the Porto native off to Lilleshall in England to get his Uefa C Coaching li [..]
06/18/2011 07:51:00 AM
Name: Nat Lofthouse
Club: Bolton Wanderers
06/14/2011 05:14:00 AM
It's been more than six years since Arsenal last won a trophy. Whether its been down to a desperate case of the
06/09/2011 03:32:00 AM
Last season, Steve Bruce's Sunderland finished a solid tenth with 47 points - their best finish to a Premier League campaign since 1999/2000. It was a squad that boasted the likes of Darren Bent, Jordan Henderson, Danny Welbeck and Kieren Richardson but this end-of-season transfer chaos has began to spell the end for this hard-labouring side.
First there was the mammoth signing of Darren Bent by Aston Villa back in January which saw the Black Cats receive a modest £24 million. Sunderland chair [..]