Danny Peacock April 21, 2021

72 hours of chaos after an announcement on Sunday afternoon that rocked the game into disrepute and football by Tuesday night is back as ‘the peoples game’ again, much loved, all those involved doing the wright thing, in the words of an Arsenal goalscoring legend in his catchy mid-nineties one hit wonder. I was asked […]

Danny Peacock April 20, 2021

To those at UEFA, there is a way where we can give the big teams what they want, but integrate promotion and relegation so that it is not a closed shop. UEFA need to drive a 16 team Super League, two groups of eight with the top four in each reaching a single leg quarter […]

Danny Peacock April 19, 2021

Imagine it’s 2051 and City of Manchesters United play Liverpool Red Toffees in the first North West derby in ten years after the two franchises have been separated, kept-apart in the European Super League group stages and not fortunate enough to reach a final of a competition long dominated by Real Spain and Barcelona Catalans. […]

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 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 June 14, 2019

The two year cycle between the UEFA U21 European Championships is almost over as the 2019 edition is set to start this Sunday in Italy & San Marino with a number of top international nations from the continents elite participating in a twelve team tournament held over the next two weeks. Current holders Germany and […]

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 […]