Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 11 – The Crackies! 🏆🎉

You are cordially invited to the most prestigious night in the world of sports podcasting! The Crackies have a long and storied history stretching back as far as May 2018! The highlight of this years addition is the ''Alternative team of the year'', which heralds players from outside the Premier League's

“I so believed that we were actually going to get to the top six”: Dean Smith reflects on a frustrating season for Brentford

TS Eliot famously wrote - in his modernist epic The Waste Land - that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ Whilst the poet is here referencing the degradation of humanity, the line in fact seems cannily relevant to domestic football: April signals what many deem ‘the business end’ of the season.  For

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 10 – ‘Specialist in Wenger’ edition

If you're looking for a 36-minute Arsène Wenger Eulogy guest-edited by yours truly... you've come to the right place! I was invited to join the tenth addition of the Don't Crack Podcast by hosts Adam Samuel and Aramide Oladipo. With special guest and Arsenal super-fan Joe Leavey, we take a personal

Marco Tardelli pays tribute to hero Gaetano Scirea: “At the World Cup in 1982 he was our key player“

Marco Tardelli is one of Italy's most decorated footballers who was an integral figure in each of Juventus' five Serie A titles in the 80's. The defensive midfielder was also on the pitch in the 1985 European Cup when Juventus beat Liverpool at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, where thirty-nine people

#HarryClaims: The Internet’s Story of Kane’s Goal Against Stoke

Harry Kane has caused an uproar on Twitter after he claimed a goal many thought to be Christian Eriksen’s. In Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Stoke City on 7 April, Eriksen hit a ball that eventually found its way into the back of the net. The ball came close to touching Harry

It is more than just Totti and the Colosseum now – has Rome dethroned Milan as the capital of Italian football?

Roma defied pre-match odds off 66 /1 to overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit and send Barcelona packing from the Champions League thanks to a 3-0 win that saw them advance to the semi-finals on away goals. In truth, not even the most realistic Roma supporter out there imagined that such a

When David beats Goliath: The best comebacks from underdogs in the Champions League

  Last Tuesday there was one of those rare moments where the unexpected happened and the team considered to be worse - Roma - came back against a supposedly way better team - Barcelona, when few thought that was possible. I decided to look back at other times in which the

Arsenal 4-1 CSKA Moscow: Five things we learned as a phenomenal Aaron Ramsey inspires hosts to crucial win

Arsenal have moved a step closer to reaching the semi-final of the Europa League after a ruthless 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium yesterday night. Right from the start, the Gunners were on the front foot and there was the feeling that Arsene Wenger's men could open up

Former Luxembourg prodigy Andrea Deidda reveals: ”Benfica, Cagliari, Anderlecht and Monchengladbach wanted me, but a knee injury stalled everything”

Such was his lofty talent that as a teenager a number of European clubs plotted a move for Andrea Deidda - and unsurprisingly so. Inspired by the greats he would tune in to watch, Deidda had it all: trickery, pace, an eye for goal and end product. Yet, it was his speed