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… […]