Danny Peacock May 21, 2019

As I did a year ago for the 2018 FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United I returned to Wembley at the weekend to watch Manchester City become the first team in history to win the domestic treble as they beat a sorrowful Watford by a record equaling 6-0 final scoreline. It was the […]

Danny Peacock May 20, 2019

Manchester City became the first team in history to win the domestic treble with a 116 year record equalling 6-0 thumping of Watford in Saturday’s FA Cup Final but the news that legendary captain Vincent Kompany will leave in the summer to take up the role as Anderlecht Player Manager, at the club where it […]

Danny Peacock May 15, 2019

Recent impressive performances by Jack Grealish during Aston Villa’s promotion push to the Playoff finals have suggested that this annoyingly talented Birmingham born youngster might be on the radar for one or two Premier League clubs this summer? With Tottenham Hotspur in particular long since admiring I’ve always questioned whether Grealish has the temperament to […]

Danny Peacock May 10, 2019

What a week it’s been for English Premier League clubs in Europe and for the first time ever both major European finals will be contested by four teams from the same country. I’ve never said it until now because I’ve never really believed it until now, but English Football is officially the best in the […]

Danny Peacock May 9, 2019

Moura-mazing stuff in Amsterdam last night (see what I did there) as Spurs unbelievably came back from the brink, no doubt inspired by the previous night’s proceedings at Anfield, to turn a 0-3 aggregate deficit around to go through on away goals in dramatic last minute fashion. You simply couldn’t have put it in a […]

Danny Peacock May 8, 2019

This wasn’t supposed to happen… But remember Barcelona had form, they went to Roma only a year ago with a 4-1 lead and failed… Whilst Liverpool, they have been having European nights like this at Anfield since… Well let’s just say it’s in their DNA. It was supposed to be a routine nights work for […]

Danny Peacock May 2, 2019

After the depressing departure from Manchester United in December it seemed that Jose Mourinho had nowhere left to go. His style, outgrown by the likes of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and his swagger outshone by the likes of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool… Moaninho was long becoming a grumpy spoilt brat who was no more […]

Danny Peacock April 26, 2019

For those late night gridiron lovers it was the first round of the NFL draft pick in the early hours of this morning which is always an exciting time of year as the seeded teams in American Football get to choose from the best college football graduates in America. First pick went to Arizona Cardinals […]

Danny Peacock April 26, 2019

As the top level professional footballers got together and shown their collective love for Paul Pogba in this seasons PFA Team of the Year in an XI otherwise dominated by deserving Liverpool and Manchester City superstars, I wanted to provide you with my team of players from outside the top two clubs that should have […]

Danny Peacock April 25, 2019

In 1999 Manchester United under Alex Ferguson (back then he was known as ‘just’ Alex and not ‘Sir’) were on the verge of a unique treble never before seen in English football as their star studded side won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in remarkable flamboyant fashion with the likes of Giggs, […]

Danny Peacock April 17, 2019

11 months ago I sat at Wembley Stadium having just watched Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United lose in the FA Cup final to Chelsea thinking if Eden Hazard had been in the Red Devils team instead of tearing Phil Jones & co apart that things might have been very different. Last night, under a new manager […]

Danny Peacock March 21, 2019

So the UEFA European Championships qualification process starts tonight with ten matches to open the yearlong fixture campaign with Austria against Poland (yawn) as arguably the pick of a bad bunch. 55 nations split in to ten groups of five and six with 24 of those countries qualifying for a tournament finals for the first […]

Danny Peacock March 20, 2019

Upon reading this week that Gianni Infantino continues to push a 48 team world cup whilst at the latest FIFA council in Miami and pondering through the UEFA fixtures for the weekends Euro’s Qualifiers noting that Scotland have an away trip to Kazakhstan followed by a meaningless visit to San Marino… I thought to myself… […]

Danny Peacock March 6, 2019

There are two eras what stick out to me when thinking of Ajax of Amsterdam, the dominant Dutch philosophers that bought Total Football to the world. The mid 1960’s to early 70’s team that quashed all beneath them in winning six Dutch titles, four KNVB Beker’s and three European Champions Cups arguably one of the […]

Danny Peacock February 19, 2019

So a couple of weeks ago Chelsea lost 4-0 at Bournemouth and after bouncing back against lowly Huddersfield a week later they were trounced by Manchester City in what was the clubs heaviest defeat since 1991 (which I still fondly remember like it was yesterday because I was there). Things in the following days got […]

Danny Peacock January 31, 2019

Chelsea Football Club were humiliated last night in a match at Dean Court (better known as the Vitality Stadium for the corporate bearing youngsters of today) their biggest defeat in years losing 4-0 to AFC Bournemouth. Coach Maurizio Sarri after the match apparently had his players in the changing room for over 40 minutes and […]

Danny Peacock January 23, 2019

Onside, offside, hand ball or ball to hand… What does it all mean? Football for many centuries has been a simple sport played by the masses for many of those hundreds of years without any set of rules until those in Cambridge & Sheffield decided to write some up in the mid 1800’s. But now […]

Danny Peacock January 10, 2019

Manchester City eased through their first leg semi final of the Carabao sponsored Football League Cup last night against League One minnows Burton Albion with a whopping 9-0 win this days after beating Championship strugglers Rotherham United 7-0 in the third round of the FA Cup. The two ties matching the billionaire backed champions of […]

Danny Peacock November 28, 2018

I’ve been a big advocator of Argentine and South American football over the years. The over whelming passion in the supporters, the underrated quality in the players, the undeniable history of the clubs. For me South American football is ‘real’ and ‘pure’ is basic and humble and a long way from the glitz, glamour and […]

Danny Peacock October 24, 2018

2005 was the last time an Italian side beat Manchester United at Old Trafford when a Hernan Crespo strike helped AC Milan knock out Sir Alex Ferguson’s men en-route to a memorable Champions League final against Liverpool which they eventually lost on penalties in Istanbul. This time Juventus were in town. Champions of Italy for […]