Stories By Brian Beard
Oldham’s Joel Coleman, following hot on the heels of Joe Hart
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ldham v Chesterfield had the look of an end of season game. The Latics were safe and the Spireites had all...
Manchester City/ 8 years ago
What has gone wrong at Wigan Athletic (and what Manchester City has to do with it)?
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t may turn out to be one of those gnashing of teeth and biting of lips quiz questions in years to...
Harry Kane and co. must go to Under 21 Championships to gain ‘tournamentality’
[dropcap]C[/dropcap]urious how, as we got nearer the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, attention swung towards the England Under 21 team as...
Aston Villa/ 8 years ago
Football history : John Devey, an Aston Villa icon
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ston Villa at one time held the record for the most FA Cup successes, seven, but now Arsenal and Manchester United...
France/ 8 years ago
Guingamp’s Europa League run is over but they continue to live their football dream
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter what was undoubtedly their best ever European result, beating Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 in the home leg, Guingamp went out of the...
Football history : The Simplest Game and the formation of the Football Association
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]enry de Winton and John Charles Thring are not names as famously associated with the birth of association football in this...
Liverpool/ 8 years ago
Red card Gerrard is pivotal as Liverpool outshone by Manchester United
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s amazing how Steven Gerrard’s 38 second red card against Manchester United has overshadowed far more important consequences for Liverpool than...
Barcelona/ 8 years ago
What Manuel Pellegrini actually said about English players
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the build up to the Barcelona game, which was billed as make or break for Manchester City and their coach...
Features/ 8 years ago
Tinsley Lindley – Characters who paved the way for modern football
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n this modern age of wall to wall football and multi-million pound footballers it is often easy to forget that the...
Joe Garner and Preston North End marching towards the Championship
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast Saturday, Preston North End and Joe Garner sent a loud message to the rest of the League One promotion chasing...