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 […]

Danny Peacock October 17, 2018

A long angering annoyance of mine is the FA’s reluctance to lift a 70+ year old 2 ½ hour football ban in this country but them being more than happy to sell it’s soul at any other time of the day for 6 days and 21 ½ hours a week as long as the price […]

Danny Peacock October 3, 2018

Manchester United are asleep… And what’s worse is they are all too frequently sending their fans to sleep too. We’ve all heard the controversy’s surrounding the club in recent months as pretty much ever since the World Cup ended with French Victoire media focus here in the UK has drawn to the ramblings of Mourinho, […]

Danny Peacock September 25, 2018

At a glitzy award show on the south bank of the river Thames last night in Central London the red carpet was rolled out for star studded guests with iconic actors and artists announcing prizes for what was the most uncomfortable awkward football moment I’ve seen since John Terry went to shake Wayne Bridge’s hand […]

Danny Peacock September 18, 2018

The UEFA Champions League final will be played in Madrid this season but will it again feature the reigning back to back to back champions for the fifth time in six years? Without Cristiano Ronaldo after moving to Juventus for €100m in the summer Real Madrid must now face up to life in arguably the […]

Danny Peacock August 22, 2018

On the news that La Liga captains are deciding to meet up to discuss their concerns over a proposed US housed game I wonder is now the right time for English football to discuss the option of playing Premier League matches overseas in the likes of USA perhaps? Or even China and the Far East […]

Danny Peacock August 21, 2018

The recent performances of Manchester United managed by Jose Mourinho and captained by Paul Pogba are a long way off those golden days of when Sir Matt Busby and his skipper Bobby Charlton were pulling up stumps in the sixties and when Sir Alex Ferguson and the likes of Robson, Bruce, Cantona & Keane in […]

Danny Peacock August 16, 2018

Post Ronaldo Real Madrid lost their first competitive game on Wednesday night as they fell apart in extra time of the European Super Cup final to hand cross city rivals Atletico a 4-2 win in Tallinn. For Real Madrid, as if conceding 4 goals in Coach Julen Lopetegui’s first game was bad enough, they never […]

Danny Peacock August 15, 2018

Something didn’t quite sit right after the 2018 Champions League final in which Real Madrid, the world’s most successful elite football club, beat Liverpool to win their third successive continental title, their fourth in five years and their thirteenth in a remarkable 62 year history of playing European Cup football almost double the amount of […]

Danny Peacock August 7, 2018

Little under three months ago Manchester City beat Southampton in the final Premier League game of the 2017/18 season to become the first EPL team ever (or at least since statistics were first recorded by SKY and co in 1992 when football began) to record 100 points in a record breaking 10 months where they […]