Monthly Archive:: September 2018

What would a Catalan national team look like?

It’s the early hours of the first of October, 2018. One year ago, to this day, the Spanish region of Catalonia held an independence referendum of contentious legality. I won’t go too much into

Premier League – Our round seven predictions

As hard as it is to believe, we are somehow already 7 weeks into the Premier League season. Feels like just yesterday I watched United beat Leicester in the first game of the season.

Why paying to watch the HKPL online is a horrible idea to promote football in Hong Kong

For the Hong Kong Premier League, the digital broadcasting service of the Oriental Daily News is, currently, the sole provider of the live coverage of the Sunday, professional football of the city. However, starting

Why the Hong Kong Premier League is both boring and exciting to watch

The Hong Kong Premier League, or the HKPL, is currently the sole profession men’s system in the city. A relatively new top-division league formed in 2014, it’s a contest which can be seen as

Rumour Rater: Gotze, Navas and more

Welcome to the first edition of the Rumour Rater, a weekly post in which I round up the latest transfer news from around Europe and offer my opinion. That’s pretty much all I have

Granit Xhaka – a curse or a blessing for Arsenal?

As an Arsenal fan who started supporting the club from 2016, the first transfer which caught my attention was none other than Granit Xhaka, who joined the Gunners from Möchengladbach. To date, there have

Premier League: Our round six predictions

Time marches on, as does the premier league. That means once again we find ourselves doing the most regular post on this site: Premier League tipping. Last round was same old, same old, with

An XI of French-born footballers playing for other countries

In the wake of the 2018 World Cup, many people were speculating on the origins and background of the French team. It’s hard to blame them – after all, the side doesn’t exactly look

The Europa league is no longer a reward

In the 2015-16 premier league season, West Ham finished seventh in the premier league and thus was granted entrance into the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. There were high hopes for the Hammers,

Premier League: Our round five predictions

After the boredom that is the international break, the official FootyFans tipping competition is back! Last round saw me do absolute shit, getting just a singular point out of a possible 20. Blake retains