Amos Murphy - 18/05/2018 In an alternate reality English football fans are less than a month away from a hosting the greatest show on earth – fate however was tempted in the opposite direction. Despite being a nation drowning in political and social controversy, it was Russia who were chosen to host the to host … Continue reading From Russia With Controversy: How Has the Nation of Lenin, Trotsky and Putin Come to be the Host of the Biggest Competition in Football?
Amos Murphy - 13/05/18 Six years after Martin Tyler cried out those famous words whilst Sergio Aguero was sensationally clinching Manchester City’s first league title in forty-four years, they ring true once more; never again will the English game experience such suffocating dominance displayed from the brilliant masters of the Premier League – Manchester City … Continue reading Manchester City: Poetry In Motion
After a disappointing and underwhelming final league campaign under Manuel Pellegrini there was little to cheer about, but despite the despondency, there was one shining light from a dark pit of despair: the Nigerian teenage prodigy, Kelechi Iheanacho. A year is a huge time in football and this has been painfully demonstrated on the now … Continue reading What Next For City’s Teenage Starlet?
Amos Murphy Since the club’s takeover in 2008, Manchester City have been through a whole host of changes; multi-million pound transfers, an influx of silverware and arrivals of the world’s best players to east Manchester have transformed the same team, who less than twenty years ago were stranded in the depths of the third tier … Continue reading Downsides To Being Amongst the Worlds Elite
Transforming the way in which the dieting world works, Man V Fat combines a favoured past time with the desire to lose as much weight as possible; football matches where the more you lose, the more you win. For many men who are looking to get slimmer, there hasn’t been a great deal of options … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Diet
There are many temptations for a modern day athlete which so easily turn heads; the lure of multi-million pound contracts and sponsorship deals or even the continuous opportunities to dip a toe into the corrupt way in which the sporting world is ran are both chronic problems, but none are more prevalent or influential than … Continue reading The Winning Fix
Written By: Amos Murphy Football is a game of twos; two halves of forty-five minutes each; two teams each with eleven players and two sets of fans both fuelled by hunger, passion and desire for their team, but also two divides – the rich and the poor. With the recent influx of billions and billions … Continue reading Grassroots Football: The Invisible Game
Written By: Amos Murphy As the night fell on the Stade de Lyon, anticipation grew ahead of the tournaments first big heavyweight clash. A Belgian squad glittered with talent from all across Europe, paired against a subdued Italian team, lacking any sheer attacking quality and a shadow of their former illustrious figure in European football … Continue reading Belgium: Another Failed Generation
By Amos Murphy With nine attacks equating to over 150 dead and just under 400 injured in the last eighteen months; France, but in particular Paris has become a terrorism hotspot. With its easy access from mainland Europe added with the increasing number of refugees attempting to get to the UK through the country, France's … Continue reading France: A Hotspot for Terrorism
Written by: Amos Murphy Euphoria, heartache, frustration and pride; all emotions synonymous with being a Manchester City fan but if being a blue is a constant roller coaster ride, then this season has been a high speed, rocket powered, breakneck version – consistently inconsistent. A perfect start: first five matches, zero goals conceded, eleven scored. … Continue reading A Season of Maybes: An MCFC Season Review