Tag: Alan Pardew


The rise of Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford

As the famous quote goes “respect is earned, not given.” One young footballer epitomises this phrase. Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford has joined fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace on a season-long loan, but no


Managerial switches providing Premier League intrigue

Managers get sacked. That’s just a part of life in the Premier League, so much so that most bookmakers offer odds on the “Sack Race” throughout the season alongside more traditional wagers. While it took a bit longer than us


Doubting the scouting at Newcastle United

Newcastle United. Never before has a club’s scouting system been so, well, black and white. The much lauded scouting exploits of chief scout Graham Carr has been praised, unusually for a scout, right through the Engli


Despite Alan Pardew’s logic, football is still a working man’s game

Oh the joys of August/September time. Holidays abroad, music festivals, the start of the football season, and for many young teenagers, the most important day of their life so far; GCSE results day. My brother opened his own G