Player Spotlights

Former Manchester United Star Brian Greenhoff Dies

Former Manchester United Star Brian Greenhoff Dies

It has been a time of goodbyes for many of Manchester United’s past and hitherto present servants this month, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement being followed by that of Paul Scholes and David Beckham. The ultimate goodbye, however, has come from former defender Brian Greenhoff, who has died at the tragically young age of 60. [...]

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

After the final whistle was blown in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Augsburg in the last weekend of Bundesliga fixtures, celebrations kicked off for the club’s 23rd national title. France international Franck Ribéry, however, was shown furious while on the pitch after players posed for dozens of photos, sang, hugged, and threw showers of beer at [...]

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

When Roy Hogdson was the manager of Liverpool he had the chance to work with both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. In an interview with Liverpool’s official television station, LFC TV, the former Red turned West Brom and England manager paid tribute to the retiring veteran and his former club and now national team captain. [...]

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

From defenders to forwards, amateur to professionals, everyone who cares enough about soccer thinks at least once about the satisfaction of finding the back of the net. But for some the goal itself isn’t enough, they have to add a choreographed dance, a song, a jump or a hand gesture. These celebrations are sometimes remembered [...]

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Everyone knows Gareth Bale has been an absolute force this season. His play has saved Tottenham on numerous occasions. One can’t overstate how much his play has boosted Tottenham. When an individual’s is playing at such a high level sometimes it overshadows the other positive aspects of a team. Tottenham have had numerous big performers [...]

Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger Praises Theo Walcott

Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger Praises Theo Walcott

At the beginning of the current 2012-13 campaign Theo Walcott’s future at Arsenal was largely unknown. He was linked with moves all over England and Europe from Liverpool to Chelsea and also Juventus. On going contract talks and frustrating negotiations for player, club and fan alike all embroiled into a lengthy transfer controversy that saw [...]

Gareth Bale Deserves EPL Player of the Year Award

Gareth Bale Deserves EPL Player of the Year Award

Is there truly any adjective to describe Gareth Bale’s season? Extraordinary, legendary, unbelievable, all these words just don’t seem to do Bale justice. Even his tally of 18 goals in 29 Premier League games does not tell the whole story. The Welshman has been instrumental to almost every Tottenham victory. In last weekend’s key fixture [...]

SWOL Exclusive: Ellie Jean Discusses Life with United States Under 17 National Team

SWOL Exclusive: Ellie Jean Discusses Life with United States Under 17 National Team

Over recent years, the United Men’s National Team has increasingly captivated the American audience with World Cup runs, coaching changes, and heart-felt victories as Landon Donovan lifted the squad into the next stages in South Africa in 2010.  Numerous young male talents are examined as a number of journalists try an predict their college and professional [...]

Thierry Henry Top 10 Goals

Thierry Henry Top 10 Goals

Thierry Henry Top 10 Goals Thierry Henry scored 228 goals during his two spells at Arsenal, breaking Ian Wright’s goalscoring record in the process. He will always remain an Arsenal legend for good reason, and the number of memories he created for Arsenal fans around the world is priceless. Every week he’d put power, pace, [...]

Wilshere and Walcott Key to Arsenal’s Champions League Berth

Wilshere and Walcott Key to Arsenal’s Champions League Berth

Arsenal currently resides in 5th place, right out of contention for a very important spot in next year’s Champions League.  The Gunners are only four points behind Tottenham and two points behind Chelsea, who are third and fourth in the standings.  With eight games league games left this season, Arsenal needs to regain position on [...]

Will Malaga Cash In On Isco?

Will Malaga Cash In On Isco?

Malaga is going through a difficult time as a football club. Bought by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani in 2010. Much in the vein of Manchester City and Paris Saint-German, Malaga now had the cash to really improve their squad. The results were immediate. During the 2011-2012 season Malaga qualified for European football for the [...]

State Of The Reds: Pepe Reina’s Liverpool Reincarnation

State Of The Reds: Pepe Reina’s Liverpool Reincarnation

It’s a fact of life that while everyone is paid to do a job, there are always some that can get away with not pulling their weight. There is however no excuses or hiding places when it comes to goalkeepers. Making an error or neglecting to do what’s required of them and not only does [...]

England Legend Steven Gerrard’s Incredible Worth to Liverpool

England Legend Steven Gerrard’s Incredible Worth to Liverpool

Steven Gerrard is unquestionably one of the greatest soccer players in Liverpool history.  The 32-year-old midfielder has been an undeniable force for both his club and his country. But, after amassing 15 years of soccer experience, Gerrard should naturally be on the decline. However, according to Liverpool’s medical experts, Gerrard has plenty of years ahead [...]

Analyzing the Transfer Speculation Surrounding Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez

Analyzing the Transfer Speculation Surrounding Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez

On August 7th, 2012, Luis Suarez signed a contract that would triple his wages and keep him in a Liverpool jersey for years to come. However, as Suarez continues his incredible season for the Reds, Champions League speculation has risen with Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City all having been linked to the Uruguayan. The [...]

After Hundreds of Goals and Dozens of Injuries Michael Owen Announces His Retirement

After Hundreds of Goals and Dozens of Injuries Michael Owen Announces His Retirement

After a rocket launch career kick-off in Liverpool, Michael Owen grabbed his opportunity to debut with the England national team at the age of 18 by the horns with this memorable goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. Fourteen years later, now 33 years old, he tweeted on March 19 his retirement at the [...]

Red Hot Mario Balotelli Leading the Charge for AC Milan and Italy

Red Hot Mario Balotelli Leading the Charge for AC Milan and Italy

Since joining AC Milan, Mario Balotelli has been nothing but superb. “Super Mario” as he is called by the media, was on a slump earlier this year with Manchester City. However, Balotelli had a “renaissance” when he moved back to Italy. Nothing was clicking for Balotelli when this season started. The Italian striker wasn’t playing [...]