• Has The FA Cup Lost Its Magic?

    Harry Chapman The FA Cup is back. Some might say that football’s oldest club cup has lost its appeal, at a time when there’s more money than ever in the Premier League. Financially, it makes sense for clubs in the higher echelons of the football pyramid to chase that...
  • Karanka eases pressure with glorious win at the City ground

    The past four weeks has seen the Reds winless in five, with three defeats and two draws. Karanka’s job seemed to be under pressure after this run of results, particularly after their surrender of a 3-0 lead over Norwich, where they allowed the Canaries to score three minutes after...
  • Is a cup run bad for league form?

    It’s the FA Cup. Anything can happen. Teams from all leagues all over the country have the opportunity to face each other and the chance for a good old fashioned cup upset – but how far do good cup runs really impact negatively on form in the league? There have, of...
  • Swansea vs Notts County FA Cup Replay Preview

    Notts County travel to south Wales for their FA Cup 4th round replay against Swansea City. New boss Carlos Carvalhal has turned Swansea’s season around, as they have only lost one game since his appointment, and two of their wins have been against Liverpool and Arsenal. Notts County have also...
  • Nolan ‘fears no one’ as Notts prepare to face Swans in Cup

    Being second place in League Two, the Magpies have had a cracking season so far. Swansea, however, find themselves stuck to the bottom of the Premier League. Whilst two whole divisions of football separate these two sides, their contrasting fortunes makes for an intriguing cup tie. To form a...
  • Missed opportunities: sentimentalism and cold hard rationality in the Arsene Wenger debate

    Many predicted that the FA Cup final would be Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of the club he has managed since 1996. Yet just days afterwards he signed a new two year contract. The Wenger reign is set to continue, despite the club missing out on Champions League...
  • No Christmas Cheer for County

    It was a very poor November for John Sheridan and his Notts County players, as four straight league defeats saw them slip from a promising playoff position to 18th, now only four points  above the relegation places. Sheridan’s strong remark on how his team would struggle to beat a...