The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Football is back! It’s finally back! As such, its time to dive into some predictions that will be completely forgotten after the first set of results prove them to be completely meaningless. Unless they are somehow accurate at the end of the season, in which case I will be retiring from football … Continue reading The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

The Unmistakable Genius of Pep Guardiola

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings. Pep Guardiola is truly the genius the Premier League has been missing. But we’ve known that for a while, haven’t we? He first came to prominence as the little known manager who managed to change the landscape of the Champions League in 2009. Before him, it was practically an all-English affair. After all, … Continue reading The Unmistakable Genius of Pep Guardiola

Italy’s Last Age of Superfluous Spending

All Euro values are from Transfermarkt. Transfer expenditures are described via seasons, i.e. 1998/99, because the transfer window was only universally introduced in the 2002/03 season. Before that, transfers were conducted year round. Things have changed a bit since @Crespo moved for £35.5m in 2000… @Sport360 pic.twitter.com/TdSn1CuodY — Mark Lomas (@marklomasSport) August 10, 2016 Even by the exuberant standards of the Premier League, England has … Continue reading Italy’s Last Age of Superfluous Spending

Tales from the Top Flight, by Chris Darwen

Darwen, an Englishman by birth, moved down to the south coast of Spain on a whim, after taking on local team CD Torrevieja on Football Manager. This excitement for life and overwhelming passion for football is evident in his new book, Tales from the Top Flight (TFTTF). The book is a compilation of satirical articles he wrote about the 2015/16 English Premier League season for … Continue reading Tales from the Top Flight, by Chris Darwen

Pre-Season Ponderings: Swansea City to West Ham United

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Praise be the gods, club football is almost back! After enduring a summer that was somehow both packed with football and had nothing interesting to watch at the same time, we get to look forward to the excitement of the Premier League! I mean if Leicester City – the greatest underdog story … Continue reading Pre-Season Ponderings: Swansea City to West Ham United

Pre-Season Ponderings: Manchester United to Sunderland

As featured on Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Praise be the gods, club football is almost back! After enduring a summer that was somehow both packed with football and had nothing interesting to watch at the same time, we get to look forward to the excitement of the Premier League! I mean if Leicester City – the greatest underdog story ever© … Continue reading Pre-Season Ponderings: Manchester United to Sunderland

Pre-Season Ponderings: Everton to Manchester City

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Praise be the gods, club football is almost back! After enduring a summer that was somehow both packed with football and had nothing interesting to watch at the same time, we get to look forward to the excitement of the Premier League! I mean if Leicester City – the greatest underdog story … Continue reading Pre-Season Ponderings: Everton to Manchester City