Danny Peacock December 3, 2019

So Spurs triggering the gun to fire Poch and replace him with Mourinho for instantly improved results two weeks ago has finally kicked the market into it’s annual festive domino as first Arsenal sack Emery then Watford sack Quique Sanchez Flores whilst the jobs of Marco Silva, Ralph Hassenhuttl, Manuel Pellegrini and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer […]

Danny Peacock November 20, 2019

As the football season settles the only thing I’ve really had to moan about until now has been VAR which is too ridiculously and frequently inconsistent to start ranting about every weekend so I’ve refrained to jump on the bandwagon of those either for or against as I’ve lost all patience with a) the tool […]

Danny Peacock October 17, 2019

Tomorrow night Cardiff City play host to Sheffield Wednesday in the Football League Championship. Those from Yorkshire that want to support their team will have to drive more than a 400 mile round trip (minimum 6 ½ hours) to watch their team play. There are no direct trains. In fact, if those die-hard supporters do […]

Danny Peacock October 16, 2019

I wanted to give it a day or so to dust down and evaluate the events of Sofia on Monday night as the aftermath of what happened during the Bulgaria verses England UEFA European Championships Qualifier is just as important to me as what went off during the game. We all know what happened, we […]

Danny Peacock October 2, 2019

Last nights deflating humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich is perhaps the icing on the cake for those sceptics that have seen it coming now for so long. A 7-2 record home defeat in the Champions League for a team that only four months ago played their first ever final in the continents biggest, […]

Danny Peacock September 23, 2019

A year and a week ago Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were beaten 3-1 by Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United at the London Stadium in a game that would see the Red Devils drop to eighth in the Premier League on ten points (eight behind leaders Liverpool) thus equalling their worst ever start to a Premier […]

Danny Peacock September 17, 2019

It seems all the rage. Ever since Pep Guardiola started playing tiki taka with Barcelona thanks to having three of the greatest footballers of a generation in his team (ie Messi, Xavi & Iniesta) everybody now thinks “we can all do that”. But proof might suggest otherwise as we saw after 30 seconds in England’s […]

Danny Peacock September 11, 2019

I stood in the queue for a drink at half time at the St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton last night and in speaking to a woman that was (like me) in attendance on Saturday when England beat a very poor Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley, I said to her “this is the best England team I’ve […]

Danny Peacock September 4, 2019

Having been appalled by his first experience of racism in only his second game since signing for Inter Milan this summer, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku felt rightly, the need to speak out against those that so disgustingly chanted at him during the Cagliari match at the weekend. These chants have become all too familiar at […]

Danny Peacock August 28, 2019

August 27th 2019 is a sad sad day for football… For the football league in particular, for English football and for the football clubs in League One, the fans and supporters who regularly attend games, for those who appreciate what 134 years means to exist in this beautiful but sometimes cruel game, for the ex-players, […]

Danny Peacock August 23, 2019

Remember the mid 90’s when channel 4 was your permanent Sunday afternoon fix? James Richardson messing about with Paul Gascoigne before going through the papers outside a café in Rome, the great AC Milan dominating Europe under Fabio Capello, the impressive architecture of the San Siro & Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Sampdoria under Sven […]

Danny Peacock August 20, 2019

Many years before top level Association Football was screened regularly to global television audiences this most basic of ball kicking sports was played between two teams of 11 v 11 with the simple aim to outscore your opponent with the team who scores the most declared the winner of the match. Sport with little rules […]

Danny Peacock August 15, 2019

After an embarrassing opening day demolishing at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday afternoon you might have feared the worst for Chelsea in having to travel all the way to Istanbul for a tough looking Wednesday night match in +30 degree heat to play in the final of the UEFA European Super Cup against […]

Danny Peacock August 8, 2019

As we ever-near the exciting start of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign I want  to highlight with you my thoughts on the season ahead and predict the winners and riders from top to bottom. If you remember last year I predicted that Manchester City would pip Liverpool to the title but expected a little more […]

Danny Peacock August 7, 2019

You might have heard about a relatively new betting platform that allows you to trade players for pounds and pence based on their matchday performances and headline grabbing (on and off the pitch) and you’ll be right in thinking prices go up and down based on largely those two very simple dynamics. I have been […]

Danny Peacock August 7, 2019

As a Nottingham Forest fan I may seem biased but it looks like the old enemy down the A52 has sneakily taken advantage of a football league loophole that allows the former England captain to sign for the Rams on an estimated wage between a reported £80,000 and £100,000 a week. Even I would consider […]

Danny Peacock August 6, 2019

As we count down the hours and minutes until Liverpool face Norwich City at Anfield to kick off the 2019/20 Premier League season I wanted to highlight ten summer signings that might have slipped under your radar but could prove excellent bits of business during the long and exciting season ahead. Take a look below […]

Danny Peacock August 6, 2019

As the new Premier League season approaches a new set of youngsters will be tipped to go on and do big things over the upcoming 10 months with many at the top clubs widely predicted to be the next best thing. Outside the big six they’ll also be many more future stars attracting the scouts […]

Danny Peacock August 5, 2019

The best two teams in world football faced each other yesterday in the Community Shield at Wembley in an eye catching first glimpse of what is about to come for the season ahead. Manchester City, fresh from a dominant domestic season in winning all four trophies on offer but still bitterly disappointed in missing out […]

Danny Peacock August 1, 2019

With days remaining until the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Fantasy Football lovers (like myself) will be gearing themselves up ahead of the new campaign as we speak, delving through stats and past performances and researching who to buy and how best to accommodate their star assets whilst budgeting within their allocated means […]