Football

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 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 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 July 31, 2019

It’s that time of year again where I preview the Championship and predict the upcoming seasons eventual league table but I am not going to fall in to the same trap as I did 12 months ago by naming the club I support as the champions elect, instead opting for the proven old tactic of […]

Danny Peacock July 30, 2019

Living across the river from what used to be the oldest club in the football league, 130 years of history torn apart by a single man’s arrogance in pursuing his own fame and status, I am delighted that wages have eventually been paid at Notts County FC (with HMRC next on the list) following the […]

Danny Peacock July 23, 2019

It’s football’s latest conundrum. Team ‘A’ signs a player that they want so much they pay them a ridiculous amount to get them on board, they then safeguard themselves by slapping an even more ridiculous buyout clause on top and ‘hope’ that the player fulfils his potential at the club whilst seeing out his contract […]

Danny Peacock July 16, 2019

One of the few Championship matches I attended last season was in April when Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest played out a meaningless mid-table fixture at Hillsborough with neither club posing threat of relegation with both also mathematically adrift of the playoffs. On the day Sheffield Wednesday managed by Steve Bruce who landed the gig […]

Danny Peacock July 10, 2019

So Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United and the only feasible solution would be to hook up with another fellow French world cup winning legendary midfielder in Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. Problem is Real Madrid need to offload Gareth Bale and at least one other star asset to do this, but no offers […]

Danny Peacock June 17, 2019

I hate Chelsea. I despise what they do and how they do it from their preposterous loaning system and their prostitution of youngsters to the way they treat their managers with little in fact no respect and year on year get away with it by winning trophy after trophy. 16 in 16 years under Abramovich […]

Danny Peacock May 30, 2019

Back in February after a 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth I went on record to say that Chelsea should ignore the haters in both media and on the terraces and keep faith in their Italian Coach Maurizio Sarri and just let him do his job. That job has now all but ended with Sarri & Chelsea […]

Danny Peacock May 28, 2019

The final Bank Holiday before the start of the summer and the last Monday in May here in England can only ever mean just one thing. Championship Playoff Final Day and the most valuable match in world football. This year estimated at £170m to the winners the match between Aston Villa and Derby County in […]