Danny Peacock June 6, 2018

Little over a week now to the biggest event in the sporting calendar (yes it beats even the Olympics with its dressage and fencing thrown in) and all the teams are in to FIFA HQ as the 23 man squads have been officially submitted. No excuses now? Just focus and preparation as the top 32 […]

Danny Peacock June 5, 2018

Another day nearer to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals as those last remaining nations post their 23 man squads to take part in Russia. We follow on from yesterday where I looked at Groups A and B with a preview of Group C & D and what is likely to come. […]

Danny Peacock June 4, 2018

Like a tail wagging dog waiting by the door for my owner to return up the garden path I’m very very very excited to tell you that there’s only 10 days to go now to the greatest sporting competition on the planet and as the appetite whets uncontrollably towards the leg humping, face licking stage […]

Danny Peacock May 31, 2018

Less than 5 days from creating history with Real Madrid in becoming the first coach to win three successive European Champions League finals (and more frustratingly just a couple of days since I wrote about the future of the club being in safe hands), the great Zinedine Zidane has surprisingly announced he is to step […]

Danny Peacock May 29, 2018

For half an hour of the European Champions League final on Saturday night Liverpool were the better side (all be it marginally in my opinion) against Real Madrid with the reds pressing game causing more los blancos turnovers than usual but nothing like in comparison to how they had done in overwhelmingly knocking out the […]

Danny Peacock May 23, 2018

It seems like all I’ve talked about for a couple of weeks is Premier League football managers but with all the ins and outs over the last few days it’s hard not to bring up a topic that just never seems to go away. After 22 years in charge at Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger finally […]

Danny Peacock May 22, 2018

West Ham United have acted quickly (to their credit) in replacing David Moyes as the teams new manager or head coach or whatever you want to call it nowadays? Enter Manuel Pellegrini, a charming Chilean with a track record that includes being one of only ten managers to have won the English Premier League. As […]

Danny Peacock May 21, 2018

I made the trip south to Wembley for the 2018 FA Cup Final on Saturday anticipating a cagey uneventful match I wasn’t disappointed (largely because I expected it) to view exactly that, as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the evening spring sun. In truth, if it wasn’t for Phil Jones having the turning circle […]

Danny Peacock May 21, 2018

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte could be number six in the list of Premier League coaches to leave their post already this summer as club owners across the nation opt for style over substance following pressure from media and fans alike to play the fashionable Klopp verses Guardiola kind of way. In his two years at […]

Danny Peacock May 18, 2018

We all face it in our lives at some point or another but it’s how we deal with this adversity and how we bounce back which potentially makes us stronger in character and more determined to succeed the next time around. This week as a football fan for me was about expectancy, excitement and anticipation […]

Danny Peacock May 17, 2018

Gareth Southgate announced his England squad yesterday and looks to be playing it safe as he appeases the FA to manage expectations of media and social media opinion in a slightly underwhelming squad that looks a little top heavy on defenders. Looking between the lines I expected more balance from Southgate who I had hoped […]

Danny Peacock May 16, 2018

I was lucky enough to catch the back end of Howard Kendall’s great Everton team when I was growing up. Sharp, Sheedy, Bracewell, Ratcliffe, Southall and co. I started liking football when they were champions of England and I loved the way their British born squad attacked in numbers but since the birth of the […]

Danny Peacock May 15, 2018

Part of me thinks that Mauricio Pochettino has done all he can whilst Managing Tottenham Hotspur. He’s taken a side with (self-implicated) limited resources as far as it can go and now he needs change. Whilst another part of me thinks he has the safest seat in football now that cross town rival Arsene Wenger […]

Danny Peacock May 14, 2018

Whilst Manchester City & Barcelona have broken records domestically this season, a lack of consistency with some disappointing results in their respective leagues have probably helped Real Madrid and Liverpool focus more in reaching the final of the Champions League. So what is the more impressive achievement? Going 43 La Liga games unbeaten is no […]

Danny Peacock May 10, 2018

12 months ago Huddersfield Town had just finished fifth in the Championship table with a minus two goal difference their highest league position in 45 years when they were last relegated from the top flight of English football. Their playoff success eventually topping a miraculous season for Manager David Wagner who pretty much got the […]

Danny Peacock May 9, 2018

On the face of it 13 goals in 18 La Liga starts this season isn’t at all bad? But there’s more to life than scoring goals against Las Palmas and Girona especially when you play for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale’s stop start los blancos career looked to be finally over as Zinedine Zidane seemingly lost […]

Danny Peacock May 9, 2018

I paid my first visit to St Georges Park over the bank holiday weekend and cast eye over the Italian under 17 national team as they beat Switzerland in an opening match of the UEFA European Under 17 Championships. Interested to see how the future Italian stars would look & shape up especially after their […]

Danny Peacock May 8, 2018

Prior to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign they all said “Stoke City would be alright”… A club too good to go down but not good enough to trouble the top six. One that sits comfortably in the middle of the table each year and one that has ‘comfortable’ Premier League status…. That is of course… […]