Month: December 2013

Inverness 3-4 Aberdeen

A spirited Inverness comeback attempt wasn’t enough as Aberdeen secured an important 3-4 win that lifted them up to 3rd, into the Champions League places and above opponents Aberdeen. A brace from ex-Inverness player Barry Robson, one from Peter Pawlett and another from Niall McGinn earned three points.

Aberdeen’s penalty came when Barry Robson’s left sided cross was hand-balled my Ross Draper, easy decision for the referee. Robson stepped up himself and blasted it down the Goalkeeper’s right hand side and into the corner.

Barry Robson was getting a bad reception all game due to his days wearing the Blue of Inverness but he wasn’t deterred by the boo boys and he doubled the Dons’ advantage 10 minutes after he broke the deadlock when he headed home Peter Pawlett’s in-swinging cross.

Aberdeen were in cruise control 10 minutes before half time when Peter Pawlett’s surging run down the centre opened up a 3 on 2 situation. Pawlett laid it to his right to Scott Vernon who played it back to Pawlett first time to make it 0-3 with an accurate finish.

The Dons wanted Inverness to have a miserable day and just before half time Niall McGinn broke on the counter attack, knocked it away from a defender and drove it home for 0-4 from the edge of the box. It means McGinn has scored against every team in this year’s Scottish Premiership. Inverness’ misery was completed when Captain Ritchie Foran went off due to injury.

Inverness had the first major chance of the game though when ex-Rangers man Billy McKay tried to rummage his way past Russell Anderson, he failed,  but Nick Ross was there to collect the ball and from the outside of the area hit a low shot that beat the goalkeeper, but also beat the post, clipping it on the way out for a Goal-kick.

Caley Thistle almost took the lead in fortunate circumstances after 11 minutes when a Joe Shaugnessy back pass was nervously cleared by Jamie Langfield and from 30 yards out Ritchie Foran attempted a long range curler to catch the Aberdeen stopper off his line. The shot lacked sufficient power however and Langfield smothered.

Inverness looked down and out at half time but they came out all guns blazing in the second half, a Corner from Carl Tremarco was bundled in by McKay. 1-4. Inverness had slight hope.

Hope became belief 10 minutes later when McKay got his second of the match for 2-4, he rounded Langfield and planted a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

The Caley crowd really got pumped up in the 88th minute when Grahame Shinnie headed into the back of the net for 3-4. A cross from the right found Shinnie and his goal set up a tense finish. 5 minutes of added on time gave Inverness a further lift.

The comeback never came however as Inverness couldn’t find that final goal to earn a famous point and Aberdeen held on for a valuable 3-4 away win.

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Saracens 49-10 Leicester Tigers

Saracens  (18) 49
Tries: Wilson, Ashton  2, Vunipola, Wray  Cons: Farrell 3, Hodgson-   Pens: Farrell 3    Penalty Try:  Hodgson

Leicester   (10) 10
Tries: Kitchener              Cons:  Lamb    Pens: Lamb

League leaders Saracens met reigning AVIVA Champions Leicester Tigers in a match that was surprisingly one sided with Saracens running out 49-10 winners at Allianz Park.

Saracens scored the opening try of the game after just 6 minutes when Richard Wigglesworth picking up the ball and offloading it to Jack Wilson in space who was tackled close to the line but he he still managed to slam the ball into the ground. Owen Farrell converted.

Sarries made it 10-0 soon after thanks to a Farrell penalty from close range.

Leicester scored a penalty of their own 13 minutes later with Ryan Lamb getting them on the score-sheet for the first time in the match.

The home side regained their seven point lead not long after though with Farrell kicking through the posts for another 3 points. The less than ideal kicking weather at Allianz Park not deterring him.

It was becoming a half dominated by Penalties, with Leicester again on kicking duty but five minutes before half time we had our first missed penalty, Lamb kicking just wide from long range.

On the stroke of half time however Leicester got better luck, a below average kick from Farrell was followed up by Graham Kitchener who charged it down brilliantly and scored a vital try for the Tigers. Lamb converted successfully.

The first half ended badly for Kitchener however, 1 minute before half time he was sin binned for foul play.

Leicester were soon punished. Right on the 40 minute mark, Nils Mordt played in Chris Ashton on the right who surged into the empty space and dived over for Saracens’ second try of the match and his 5th in 6 games. They were very fortunate however as Moss’ pass went forward but originally looked inconclusive. After much deliberation the video referee still decided to award the try, hard luck on Leicester, justice slightly prevailed however after Farrell missed the conversion attempt.

The second half started in similar fashion. With Leicester still a man down in the early stages, Saracens wanted to capitalize. A surging run from Chris Wyles was stopped but he did a sterling job to stay on his feet for a bit longer, Wigglesworth picked up the ball and passed left to Mako Vunipola who had the easy job of a short run and a dive over the try line. Ashton converted easily.

Kitchener returned to the Leicester but their fortunes didn’t, Farrell knocked over yet another penalty to put Sarries further ahead.

Leicester were awarded their third penalty of the game fifteen minutes from time but for the second time in the match he kicked wide which all but ensured Leicester were going home empty handed.

This was shortly followed by a long interval after a nasty looking injury to Fly-half Owen Farrell, a neck brace was needed for the Saracens kicker.

Momentum wasn’t affected though and as soon as play eventually restarted Saracens broke free following a scrum thanks to a superb run from Neil de Kock who passed to Jackson Wray who scored Sarries’ fourth try of the match and won them the vital bonus point. Farrell’s replacement Charlie Hodgson converted.

Leicester had a player sin binned for the second time in the game when Thomas Waldrom was booked for a professional foul.

The home side were awarded a penalty try not long after which Hodgson converted.

Saracens were in rampant form now and with five minutes remaining they scored their fifth try of the game when de Kock fed Ashton to get another 5 points on the board, Hodgson also scored a wonderful conversion, near the touchline his kick looked to be going wide but the ball curved violently and somehow went through for another 2 points.

Man of the Match: Richard Wigglesworth

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Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff

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Liverpool earned a deserved 3-1 win over a troubled Cardiff side with star man Luis Suarez putting in a Man of the Match display, two goals from him and one from Raheem Sterling earned Liverpool three points and sent them back to the Premier League summit. 

Suarez was the player to give Liverpool the lead after 25 minutes. He started the move as well, picking the ball up twenty yards from goal, and then playing a simple pass to Joe Allen who knocked it wide left to Jordan Henderson whose first time cross picked out a rampaging Suarez again and the Uruguayan’s volley just inside the area nestled into the corner. David Marshall in goal had no chance and Suarez was poetry in motion, showcasing why many think he’s the finest talent in the league. Lovely team play from The Reds as well, one touch football.

Liverpool doubled their lead 5 minutes before half time when Henderson’s pass split the defence, Suarez ran through the empty space that Cardiff’s defence allowed him, far too far up the pitch, Suarez could easily have scored himself but he unselfishly squared it to Raheem Sterling who had the easy task of slotting into an empty net for 2-0.

 Luis Suarez ended the game as a contest just before half time when Henderson’s back-heel found its way to the league’s top scorer again and he hit a first time curling shot that flew past Marshall and into the back of the net for 3-0 Liverpool. Game over.

Liverpool always looked like scoring in the opening half, their first major chance of the match came when after a number of cleared crosses, one finally arrived at the feet Luis Suarez but his shot was narrowly wide, some sections of the home support thinking it was 1-0 after just two minutes. Liverpool’s stand-in Captain looked in inspired mood following the signing of his four and a half-year contract extension Yesterday and he had a shot blocked before teeing up Joe Allen to play in John Flanagan who fired wide just minutes later.

It was Cardiff who forced the first real save of the game though. Jordan Mutch found an unmarked Craig Noone who broke free of Liverpool’s high line and curled a shot towards goal by Simon Mignolet safely punched it out for a corner.

Phillipe Coutinho also came close for Liverpool, he hit the post after an ambitious shot from a tight angle. Martin Skrtel was another man who should have doubled the home side’s lead but he failed to keep his header down following Flanagan’s delivery.

The Anfield crowd could not believe that they were still only 1-0 up after 37 minutes when Glen Johnson’s low cross fizzed across the face of goal, Suarez failed to connect with it but Flanagan was there to get a shot off that hit the inside of the post and somehow stayed out.

The new Premiership leaders could only force half chances in the early stages of the second period with Coutinho and then Henderson firing long-range shots well past the post.

Cardiff got a goal out of nowhere just before the hour mark when a Peter Whittingham free-kick on the right hand side was headed home by an unmarked Jordan Mutch. Awful defending.

 Liverpool could have easily had a fourth when a long ball over the top found Sterling clean through on goal, his touch let him down though and instead of shooting he was forced to attempt a dribble around Marshall. He was brought down, fairly, but the ball landed at Suarez’s feet and from a tight angle he hit the outside of the post. 

Luis Suarez wasn’t far away from picking up the match ball, collecting the ball from the edge of the area before attempting a long-range curler similar to his second goal, this shot sailed harmlessly wide though.

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Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Augsburg

Eintracht Frankfurt and Augsburg battled to an even 1-1 draw with Jan Rosenthal levelling the scores following Raul Bobadilla’s opener at the Commerzbank-Arena.

A dull first half burst into life when Augsburg took the lead after 33 minutes when a Paul Verhaegh delivery was flicked on by Andre Hahn into the path of Raul Bobadilla who had the easy job of poking it into the back of the net. Tobias Werner was a nuisance, standing slightly in the Goalkeeper’s way with Frankfurt appealing for offside, which he was, the goal stood though.

Frankfurt levelled seven minutes later however after Pirmin Schwegler’s cross wasn’t cleared properly and Jan Rosenthal was there from point-blank range to powerfully volley Frankfurt level. 1-1.

The equalizer was no shock, Frankfurt burst into life after going behind. Straight from the kick off they almost levelled. German U-21 international Sebastian Jung picked up the ball and lofted a pinpoint ball into Sebastian Schrock who attempted a square ball which would have set up an easy tap-in but it was intercepted brilliantly and cleared.

They had an even better chance when a neat little flick from Rosenthal found Johannes Flum who played in Joselu but his shot was saved brilliantly by Marwin Hitz who knocked it onto the outside of the post.

The home side had another superb chance when Constant Djakpa’s left hand cross was headed goal wards by Schrock but Hitz was there to deny him again, clawing it away when it was destined for the corner.

It wasn’t always this lively in the first half however, the first decent shot of the game didn’t arrive until the 31st minute. Hahn hit an ambitious driven shot from long way out that went narrowly wide.

There was a brighter opening in the second half with Augsburg relatively close to taking the lead again after Werner whipped in a cross but it was over hit and Bobadilla failed to connect with it, if he had it would definitely have been 1-2.

Momentum failed to build in the second period though with no other major shots to note until the final few minutes.

Augsburg really should have snatched a winner when substitute Arkadisz Milik was played through on goal, all he had to do was slot it in but he scuffed his shot into the floor in an attempted chip, Kevin Trapp made a decent save but it landed at the feet of Milik again but Trapp made an even better save to keep out the rebound. Frankfurt had a very lucky escape and held on for a point.

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QPR set to change club badge

Queens Park Rangers Chairman Tony Fernandes has confirmed on Twitter today that he will be exploring options of a “badge update” for the 2015/16 season.

The Championship leaders currently managed by Harry Redknapp have only had their current design since 2008.

The London club will join teams such as Everton and Cardiff who have also changed their emblem in recent years.

Fernandes, 49, who also owns airline company “Air Asia” and Car manufacturer “Lotus” said on the social networking site that it “must be done by end of Feb” and that he had a “feeling it will be based on old logo arms refresh” and he’s “excited” by the idea.

The QPR owner also retweeted a fan’s suggestion that it would be best to have several suggestions based on old and new designs and that the fans should then vote on what the new badge will be. Fernandes also then tweeted his “fave” crest was the one used from the 1980′s through to 2008.

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Tony Fernandes will be hoping his idea to let the fans choose the badge will eliminate the possibility of controversy that followed Everton’s re-design this Summer after the Merseyside outfit removed the Latin phrase “Nil Satis Nisi Optimism”.

Coventry City to build new Stadium

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Coventry City have announced plans to build a new stadium but they have no revealed where.

They have announced however that the ground won’t be in Coventry but they hope it will be “close to” the Midlands City.

The Stadium, went built, will have an initial capacity of 12,500 but will eventually rise to a grand total of 23,000, 9,000 less than the Ricoh Arena that Coventry are no longer allowed to play at.

Coventry City currently play at Northampton Town’s Sixfields stadium following their acrimonious departure from the Ricoh Arena following financial troubles. This move has caused uproar among Sky Blues fans.

Before Coventry moved into the Ricoh Arena in 2005 they played at Highland Road for 106 years.

It is yet unknown when the Stadium will be complete, where Coventry will play until it is built or how much it will cost to build.

 

Accrington Stanley to play in new kit.

Accrington Stanley are set to play in a new kit following a deal being agree with sports company Mitre.

The League 2 club will play in this kit for the first time in their Boxing Day clash at home to York City and will remain in it for the rest of the campaign.

Stanley’s current kit, provided by Samurai Sportswear, will be used for the final time away to Mansfield Town this Weekend.

It will be a good sent off for the strip as Saturday’s game is a crucial game in Accrington’s fight against relegation. 

The Lancashire club are currently 21st in League 2 whereas newly promoted Mansfield are 17th in the 4th tier of English football. Accrington are currently managed by former Premier League player James Beattie.

Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Wellington Phoenix

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A-League holders Central Coast Mariners got their season back on track with a somewhat fortunate 1-0 home win against bottom of the table Wellington Phoenix thanks to a Storm Roux goal before Stijn Huysegems had a Penalty saved for Wellington early in the second half.

The Mariners took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute when Mile Sterjovski bended in a low cross which Ben Sigmund failed to clear properly and Storm Roux was there to slot in the opener.

Wellington were the better side before that goal however, their first chance should have resulted in the deadlock being broken when Albert Riera (not the ex Liverpool player) played a nice little ball into Stijn Huysegems who had a nice first touch but his shot was straight at the Goalkeeper who saved with his feet. Glen Moss’ gloves were warmed in the 22nd minute when a curling free kick from Jeremy Brockie was palmed out by the Mariners keeper to his left.

Central Coast improved after the goal and just past the half hour mark Chico Flores played a neat through ball to ex Newcastle striker Daniel McBreen but his powerful low shot was tipped wide.

Phoenix were not prepared to lie down though and they had another decent chance when Jason Hicks was played in but Moss was there to save with his feet again.

The second half started in dramatic fashion with the away side being awarded a Penalty in the first five minutes. Jason Hicks played a through ball in the direction of Manny Muscat but before the rampaging full back could reach the ball he was tripped by goalscorer Roux. A largely wasteful Huysegems was foiled again as his spot kick was brilliantly saved out for a corner.

Both Goalkeepers were playing fantastically in this game and Glenn Moss made another top save when Nick Fitzgerald’s fierce volley was somehow palmed away by Moss and over the bar.

Wellington Phoenix had another penalty claim after an hour when Louis Fenton went down in the area, a whistle even went, not from the Referee though but a troublemaker in the crowd. No Penalty. Not much contact on Fenton.

The Phoenix were incredibly unlucky not to leave this game with at least a point, creating another superb chance for themselves when substitute Paul Ifil drilled in a low shot from a tight angle which Moss saved but the ball ended up at the feet of Kenny Cunnigham 4 yards out and with the goal gaping, hit the ball into his own foot and Central Coast recovered.

Huysegems wasted another chance for Wellington with 10 minutes remaining. Another substitute, this time Tyler Boyd, whipped in a cross from the left that the Mariners failed to clear and from point blank range, Huysegems hit a shot straight at Liam Reddy.

Into the latter stages of the game there was a contender for miss of the season, a surging run down the left by former Crystal Palace man Ifil again led to a low squared ball and in acres of space 6 yards out Brockie slid in to surely make it a deserved 1-1 scoreline but instead it flew over the bar. Everyone in disbelief and it wasn’t to be Wellington’s day.

Central Coast Mariners fortunate to escape with three points from Today’s game against A-League’s bottom club and the hosts look far from defending Champions, they are up to 4th though.

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Chelsea’s loanees: Who should stay and who should go?

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Chelsea are currently a team who are attracting more attention for who they haven’t got more than who they do have, but who of the players they have out on loan should they keep?

Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper): Probably one of the most promising Goalkeeping talents on the planet currently, Courtois was bought for a potential fee of £7.9 million by Andre Villas-Boas in the Summer of 2011 but is yet to play a game for the West Londoners, having spent two years on loan at Atletico Madrid and started his third season at Atleti this campaign. The promising Belgian has greatly impressed in the Spanish capital winning three trophies; a Copa del Rey, a Europa League and a Super Cup, where he played in goal against his parent club Chelsea in a 1-4 demolition.

There is no doubt that Courtois is a fantastic ‘keeper however he has stiff competition between the sticks with Petr Cech the man he has to overturn to get games in the Premiership. He’s also attracting interest from the likes of Barcelona where he would get regular football following the imminent departure of Victor Valdes. Jose Mourinho has a big dilemma on his hands next season who to play in goal; the reliable club legend Cech who would be uncharacteristic to drop, or risk losing one of the finest talents out there.

Verdict: Stay. If Chelsea can keep hold of him.

Patrick van Aanholt (Left Back): A Chelsea youth product since 2009, van Aanholt has been vary patient with Chelsea, now in his fifth loan spell away from the club, this time at Vitesse, his second season there after spending time at Coventry, Newcastle, Leicester and Wigan. The Dutchman has been an important part of Vitesse’s surprise lead at the top of the Eridivisie  after they finished 4th last season in his first season in Holland.

Van Aanholt has made 51 appearances in total for Vitesse so far and in 2013 earned his first Holland cap highlighting how much he’s improved in recent years. In terms of his Chelsea career he could be a useful player to have in the near future, especially if an ever increasing frustrated figure in Ryan Bertrand decides to leave to get more regular game time. Patrick on the other hand could be useful back up to Ashley Cole if he’s a bit more patient with Chelsea.

Verdict: Stay. 

Josh McEachran (Centre Midfielder): One of the most talked about members of Chelsea’s youth system in recent years, McEachran has often been dubbed as a future England International however his club career has never really took off. Three loans out (Swansea, Middlesbrough, Watford) has seen him get regular game time but one of the challenges the Oxford born Midfielders has is the amount of players in his position and whether he can cut the mustard remains to be seen.

Verdict: Go.

Marko Marin (Winger): Infamously dubbed “The German Messi” he’s yet to show this sort of comparison for any club he’s been at. Signed the dotted line at Stamford Bridge for £7 million pounds in 2012 but only played a bit part role last season, unsurprisingly failing to get ahead of Eden Hazard in the Chelsea XI, injuries didn’t help. Joined Sevilla on loan to boost his chances of playing for Chelsea some time soon but the signing of Andre Schurrle seems to have frozen him out.

Verdict: Go.

Oriol Romeu (Defensive Midfielder): Another one of the young players AVB signed in his attempted restructure of Chelsea in the 2011 Summer Transfer Window, the Spaniard started well, a regular until September when he got a knee injury that would end his season. He’s currently on loan at Valencia.

Romeu could be a vital cog in Chelsea’s machine soon with them needing to bolster their defensive options, Frank Lampard is near retirement, Michael Essien isn’t what he was and John Obi Mikel is the ultimate Marmite player, he’s failed to fill the gap Claude Makelele left. Romeu could be the answer.

Verdict: Stay.

Victor Moses (Winger): After lengthy negotiations, Victor Moses finally arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2012, Chelsea’s fifth bid, totalling £9 million was enough to bring the Nigerian to the club. Moses hasn’t really proved to be worth the time taken to sign him however with most of his appearances coming off the bench with Hazard and Mata occupying his position. Now on loan at Liverpool where his games are also sporadic, seems like a long time ago he was linked to clubs such as Barcelona and Real Madrid in his Crystal Palace days where he opted for Wigan.

Verdict: Go.

Romelu Lukaku (Striker): The man making the most headlines for being away from the club, signed for Chelsea in 2011 for an initial £10 million, raising to £18 million in add ons. If you could describe his Chelsea career so far in one word, that word would be “limited”. Just 10 league games in total in two years despite being a carbon copy of club icon Didier Drogba, AVB didn’t think he was ready but more surprisingly Mourinho who loves a muscular striker decides to loan him to Everton and sign Samuel Eto’o who is clearly past his 2010 peak when The Special One managed him at Inter Milan.

The Big Belgian is showing just what he can do in the Premiership, hitting 17 in 35 for West Brom last season and has 8 in 12 this campaign so far at Everton while Chelsea’s front three have a well documented 5 goals between them.

Romelu Lukaku: A career on the up.

Romelu Lukaku: A career on the up.

Verdict: Stay.

The Rest

Christian Atsu (Winger): Signed this Summer, loaned out straight away, doesn’t seem Chelsea quality. Go.

Nathaniel Chalobah (Centre back/midfielder): Dubbed “The next Lampard”, big future ahead of him. Stay.

Thorgan Hazard (CAM/Winger): Brother of Eden, tipped for bright things. Stay, worth seeing what he’s capable of.

Patrick Bamford (Striker): Doing very well in League 1 for MK Dons, good player but will probably see first 11 chances limited. Go.

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The Football Fans’ Guide To #Twitter

(Originally posted December 15th 2013)

When Social Networking site Twitter launched into 2006, nobody could expect the Worldwide phenomenon it would turn into. Here we are in latter 2013 dominated by a world of Hashtags, Retweets and socially acceptable following of strangers. Here’s your guide, as a Football fan, on how to survive Twitter with 10 easy steps.

Step One: Never, in any circumstances, express an opinion, whether that be on your own club, or a different one, whatever your opinion is, you’re wrong. Is James Milner a good footballer? Are Arsenal genuine title challengers? Messi or Ronaldo? Doesn’t matter what you think. you’re wrong. For everyone thinking Rooney is England’s best striker, they’ll be someone out there who would prefer Defoe leading the line. Seriously.

Step Two: Make sure you know everything about The Bundesliga. Seriously, this is the best league in the world, apparently. Tickets cost 5p, the atmosphere resembles a rock concert more than a football match and it’s incredibly unpredictable (if you ignore the fact Bayern Munich are 41 games unbeaten). Make sure you have a favourite team from that division that aren’t Bayern as well, makes you appear more knowledgeable. Most popular are Borussia Dortmund (going out of fashion now though as they’re quite good all of a sudden), Schalke 04 and Frankfurt.

Step Three: Ensure you’re all clued up on how fantastic the English Southampton players are. Adam Lallana, James Ward-Prowse, Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne, Jay Rodriguez and of course Rickie Lambert. Trust me, they’re brilliant. All of them. It’s a disgrace Kelvin Davies isn’t England’s number 1.

Step Four: A tip for all you wannabe bloggers now. If you’re watching a live game, on the Television or at the Stadium, more effective with a Televised game; if you want to describe what’s going on never include detail. “What a goal” or “Great cross that” will suffice. Remember: no detail is important because everyone’s watching the same game as you, no-one’s relying on your Twitter feed while they’re shopping and also, why focus on the screen when you’ve got live bloggers in your hands?

Step Five: Learn what a false nine is. Vital importance this one during the International break. Always inform others around you and on the Twittersphere that Spain are playing with a false nine.

Step Six: Staying with the Spain flavour, show off your incredible knowledge by claiming that 4 time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is not Barcelona’s best player, it is in fact Sergio Busquets who makes the Catalan Giants one of the best teams in the world.

Step Seven: Links to step one. LEIGHTON BAINES IS BETTER THAN ASHLEY COLE!!! Never say otherwise, the Twitterami will eat you alive if you say different.

Step Eight: Don’t actually be a Footballer, nothing good has ever come of you guys Tweeting, you only get yourselves into trouble. Concentrate on your job.

Step Nine: Learn the complicated “Overrated, Underrated process”. If a player is talked about too much = Overrated, not talked about enough = Underrated. There is zero middle ground, no player is ever described correctly. Players that cause most debate are Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, James Milner and Leon Osman.

and finally…

Step Ten: Never make a prediction, you will regret it. There you are, innocently Tweeting away, then suddenly 30 Minutes before kick off you go and post something like “Man City may have scored 6 against Spurs but there’s no way they’ll do it vs Arsenal”. No-one will pay attention at first, but come Full Time when The Citizens have won 6-3 and suddenly you’re getting Retweeted by hundreds laughing at you and your god awful prediction. One prediction you must never do is an England squad, even more dangerous, an England squad of 5 Years time as the Daily Mail cruelly found out.

Well, at least they got Walcott right...
Well, at least they got Walcott right…

There you have it, your definitive guide on how to survive Twitter as a Football Fan. If you want to follow me on this you can do so at @BenjaminWills18. My favourite German team is Braunschweig, by the way.