Danny Peacock February 19, 2020

I buy and sell fantasy football shares through Football Index which has earned me a few grand over the last three years… The key is spotting talent before anyone else knows about it but the issue is as ‘traders’ on the platform we are all thinking the same… Take Erling Braut Haaland, son of Forest, […]

Danny Peacock February 18, 2020

I’ve not written as much as usual on here… Probably because I’ve not watched as many games as I used to this year. I’m simply fed up with modern elite football. I can no longer watch the game I love with any enjoyment. In 2020 alone we’ve had VAR continuing to ruin football matches at […]

Danny Peacock January 29, 2020

“Just when I thought I’ve seen it all” said Nahki Wells after Bet365 tweeted in jest the coincidence of Burnley recalling their on loan striker from QPR as news broke out that Barcelona are looking for a temporary replacement goalscoring centre forward for the injured Luis Suarez. Obviously we’ve contacted the relevant parties (ie the […]

Danny Peacock January 27, 2020

Liverpool are yet to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley. 14 years ago was their last success overcoming West Ham United via a shootout in a memorable final at the Millennium Stadium which ended 3-3. That day Steven Gerrard cemented himself further still in Liverpool folklore. That’s what the FA Cup does. It […]

Danny Peacock January 14, 2020

At the ripe old age of 61 and having managed Real Betis to thirteenth in La Liga this season following a tenth placed finish last year, It’s simply ‘Felicidades’ to Enrique Setien Solar who has won the Spanish Lottery after been announced the new Barcelona Boss as the Cantabrian replaces the sacked Ernesto Valverde who despite sitting top of […]

Danny Peacock January 3, 2020

One thing is assured in football and that is fans always believe that the era they grew up in saw the best years of the beautiful game. My dad did it, “you would have got away with that ten years ago” he would say as football in the late eighties became soft compared to the […]

Danny Peacock December 16, 2019

Ok call me old fashioned but I’ve never really been one for technology in football although I do remember watching a Confederation Cup game some many years ago, I think between Italy or Brazil and USA when a player handled the ball on the goal line and although the Referee didn’t initially award a penalty […]

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 […]