Slake’s Soliloquy: The World Class Debate.

The term ‘World Class’ is one that is constantly bandied around, ironically, more often in this era of ‘Squawka Stats’ and ‘WhoScored Player Ratings’ and the rest. I have seen people try to prove a player is world class with stats like key passes, take-ons and pass completion percentages. Although some of these stats are sometimes useful, I feel...

Sack race special.

The concluding part of our sack race special has four managers also on the ropes. All they need to do is to have a good season. Easy to say but extremely difficult even if you're trying to "buy trophies". Here are the managers facing the sack. THE PHILOSOPHER “There is only one good, knowledge and one evil, ignorance”  This quote has absolutely...

Sack race.

Confucius once said: "Football coaching is a hire-fire typa job”. Okay I admit it wasn’t Confucius. I don’t even know who did but heck; who cares what Confucius or the other bloke once said? Point is, managers gets jobs only when other managers are fired and truth be told some managers have relatively safer jobs than others. Imagine The Arsenal down in League...

7 things you didn’t know about Bastian Schweinsteiger

Tope gives us the low down on Manchester United's new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger. It's a common phenomenon that critics  will always dismiss Manchester United's signings as either old, inexperienced or a let down. The recent capture of German International Bastian Schweinsteiger has been heralded by a majority of these elite group as a Bayern Munich cast-off, who has left his...