Wayne Rooney: The Man

Wayne Rooney, the mere mention of that name causes diverse opinions among fans, his relationship with Manchester United is difficult to untangle. Here is a player who is England's best in a generation, has provided several moments to define the Premier League era and has won 105 international caps‎ and scored 48 goals, making him England's joint eight‎ most-capped...

3 reasons why we should blame Enyeama not Oliseh

Until this morning, I stood firmly by Vincent Enyeama's case, fighting his case, shooting down critics and subtly making Sunday Oliseh out to dry. I am a huge fan of Enyeama. And I must admit there is a bit of bias and/or sentiment about it. Doesn't mean I have issues with Oliseh. I talked, tweeted and trumpeted how the former national team...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Why clubs should pay huge sums for youngsters.

It all started with Luke Shaw. No, that’s not right. It probably started before Shaw was even born. As far back as we can remember, the biggest clubs in the world have paid big transfer fees for young players with potential – prospects. It isn’t new. However, it does seem like fans of clubs especially rival fans have become...

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...