Plight of The Underdog; Looking Greener.
April 21, 2009
What is it about the underdog I admire so much? When we started The English Football Post, Stoke City were an outside bet for the play-offs – in the Championship, and Everton had all but relinquished any hope of ever dislodging England’s untouchable ‘Big Four’. Fast forward eighteen months and Stoke City have […]
The King is Dead. Long Live The King.
April 15, 2009
My recommendation for this week is never to get gastroenteritis. Not only did this violent affliction completely obliterate my Easter weekend, and rid me of half a stone I can’t really afford to lose, but I’ve honestly never before felt some of the pains and discomfort it managed to inflict. In scenes reminiscent of the […]
Chelsea as we’ve never seen them before…
April 9, 2009
Before last night, many of us had written off Chelsea as a dominant force in English and European football. Their performance against Liverpool however, means they are right back in football’s psyche; and Hiddink seems to have rekindled what Mourinho started in those heady heights of a few years ago. Hiddink whips Chelsea back into shape Here […]
Likeable Seaman: A Flawed Goalie?
March 11, 2009
If you missed it, you missed out. Towards the end of last year, Rio Ferdinand, in his semi-official role as Team England’s yoof ambassador, gave an interview to BBC Radio 1Extra, in which he was asked to select his all-time British Isles XI. Interestingly, he picked himself, which leads one to question whether Rio Ferdinand should […]
The EFP Win a Shirt Competition
March 10, 2009
More Great News for EFP Members! All EFP members (Join up now) have the opportunity to enter The EFP Win a Shirt Competition by submitting the Best Rated Article or Post. This competition begins Friday March 6th and ends midnight Friday May 1st. The writer who has posted what The EFP judges to be the Best […]
Spurs: A Top Half Finish?
March 8, 2009
After a dramatic point at Arsenal, two victories over Liverpool and an unbeaten start of five games, Spurs fans could be forgiven for entertaining notions of a top half finish as Harry Redknapp’s arrival galvanized the entire club and vanquished memories of its worst ever start to a top flight campaign. Four months later, […]
Away Days key to Stoke City’s Survival
March 8, 2009
For Stoke City supporters, this season has been an extraordinary journey. Stoke have come along way since that reality biting opener at Bolton and the harsh lessons dished out during two away trips to Manchester and another in Blackburn. When the fixture list came out last June many scoffed at Stoke City’s chances […]
10 Things Missing From English Football
March 3, 2009
Last Friday marked 10 years exactly when an English Premier League club (AstonVilla Vs Coventry 27/02/99) last fielded an all-English first eleven. Now, I am not suggesting for one second that foreign coaches and players have damaged the English game, as unquestionably they have broadened horizons and invariably improved its standards. However, there have been some […]
The Carling Cup Final: A Foregone Conclusion?
February 25, 2009
On Sunday, Manchester United stand in the way of Tottenham Hotspur retaining the Carling Cup. It looks a formidable task for a Spurs side flirting with relegation and stretched in the midst of a 6 game spell taking place within 17 days. Of course, Manchester United have their own distractions as they seek to retain […]