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Jordan Henderson Suspension Requires Others To Step Up

For all the good that he has done this season, one heavy touch could unfortunately define it for poor Jordan Henderson. He’ll look to Victor Moses, who took the wrong option when given the wrong opportunity to counter. He’ll look at his feet, incredulous at how they let him down having been so deft over the last twelve months. But …

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PA Goals of the Week 7th – 14th April

1. Patrice Evra vs Bayern Munich. What a rocket of a shot! However United’s joy was short lived. Patrice Evra Amazing Goal vs Manchester United… by UEFA14 2. Andrea Pirlo vs Lyon. Beautiful free kick from the Italian maestro. Andrea Pirlo Amazing Free Kick Goal ~ Juventus… by UEFA14 3. Ricardo Quaresma vs Sevilla. Only a consolation for Porto but …

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Significant Transfers: Gareth Bale

Michael McKenna looks into the transfer of Welsh international, Gareth Bale, to Real Madrid, in the summer of 2013, and the subsequent transfers which Tottenham Hotspur acquired to try and fill the void left by the winger. Gareth Bale is a very talented footballer who transferred to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window of 2013 for an estimated €94 …

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PA Team of the Week – Gameweek 34

All eyes were on Anfield in Gameweek 34, and it’s the men in Red who dominate the PA Team of the Week. Elsewhere Cardiff shocked one of this seasons better teams, Spurs recovered late on and Crystal Palace’s recent fine form continued. The PA Team of the Week line out at 4-5-1.   GK – David Marshall: Cardiff picked up …

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Learning to Dive Like Luis Suarez

Attend a Schoolboys Football League game in Ireland, and hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to meet one of the referees who actually enjoys what they’re doing. Ask this referee what players have a reputation for diving, and if he’s good at what he does, he’ll be able to tell you. Proceed to watch the game and you’re pretty much guaranteed …

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Premier League Snakes and Ladders – Week 34

Alan Casey is back to discuss the winners and losers from this weekend in the English Premier League. Across eight flights of English football this weekend, all games were delayed by seven minutes as a tribute to the ninety-six who lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster. It was a rare and poignant show of solidarity from the game to …

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Steven Gerrard Deserves The Title More Than Anyone

“I don’t believe he needs the medal to cement his legacy but if you are a genuine football fan, for everything he has done over the past 15 years, you should want to see him complete his collection.” – Jamie Carragher speaking about Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. The fact of the matter is, if there is anyone who deserves to …

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PL Snakes and Ladders – Gameweek 34

Across eight flights of English football this weekend, all games were delayed by seven minutes as a tribute to the ninety-six who lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster. It was a rare and poignant show of solidarity from the game to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary on April 15th. Indeed, for those who continue to suffer today to obtain justice, …

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The Gaffer: Brendan Rodgers

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done”.                                                                                                  Rocky Balboa in Rocky VI Fired. It is a stark situation to find yourself in life. You have been judged by your workplace superiors and found …

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