• January 2022 Transfer Window Roundup

    The new year once again saw the opening of the January transfer window and with Premier League clubs spending approximately £238 million, it is safe to say that England’s top flight division were able to attract some top players to light up 2022. Vinay Patel discusses....
  • Premier League Roundup: Gameweek 4

    Rhys Thomas Many football fans were grateful for the return of the Premier League following the first international break of the season, and with good reason as Rhys explains.  Crystal Palace delivered a fantastic 3-0 win over Spurs in the early kick-off, with deadline day signing and debutant Odsonne...
  • The Premier League’s Opening Weekend Fails To Disappoint

    Rhys Thomas No draws, 34 goals, and the reinstatement of full stadiums: the Premier League returned in fantastic form. Success for newly promoted sides, familiar woes for some, and a shock defeat for the champions ensured a fast start to a promising season. Rhys Thomas offers an overview of...
  • The Return of Fans to Professional Sport- My Experience

    Matt Cotter Having been fortunate enough to obtain a ticket for Aston Villa’s final Premier League game of the 2020/2021 season, I look to share my first-hand experience of what the return to live sport entails and how impactful the COVID-19 Pandemic has been on the process. 1 Year,...
  • Fulham or Aston Villa: Who is better positioned to stay up in the Prem?

    Since parachute payments were increased for the 2014-15 Premier League season only one out of four teams promoted as playoff winners have stayed up – Huddersfield this season. The other three have all been relegated with point totals definitively behind the magic 40 point mark. Given the relatively poor...
  • 2017/18 Championship Preview: Promotion Candidates

    The 2016/2017 Championship season proved to be both highly competitive and memorable. Newcastle United and Brighton Hove Albion ran away with automatic promotion, whilst Huddersfield somehow gained promotion to the top flight for the first time in over 40 years – even though they finished the season with a...
  • Misfiring Villains far short of Premier League target

    Aston Villa are not a typical Championship club. Not many teams in the division average over 30,000 for home attendances and can boast of winning the European Cup, like the Villains did in 1982. Only Nottingham Forest have won that particular trophy (twice), but in contrast to our local...