Wee Barry Bannan is set to take part in Scotland’s friendly with Denmark tonight and at 21, has already established himself as a regular fixture in the senior international squad. Read more
Aston Villa fans will not have enjoyed watching England international wingers Ashley Young and Stewart Downing leave the club to move to Manchester United and Liverpool this summer, and Alex McLeish will be slightly worried about his side’s lack of width in their absence. Although difficult and expensive to replace, the new man at the helm at Villa Park will be mightily relieved that he has the pace, versatility and quality of Marc Albrighton to call upon.
With Charles N’Zogbia’s impending transfer to the club from Wigan, Villa have replaced like for like, and the France international will harbour the responsibility of recreating some of Downing’s exploits down the left. The ex-Newcastle player contributed valuable goals to the Latics successful relegation escape last term, and like Downing likes to drift in-field and provide support to the strikers.
Launching a new feature to try and lift a little of the doom and gloom around the club at the moment by attempting to remind the fans of the bright future ahead of our youth team stars, profiling some of the real prospects that have come through the academy. Read more
As a huge football fan I naturally assume that all other huge football fans are huge Football Manager fans! Why wouldn’t you be? Ahead of the new season, a quite a way ahead I must admit, I am working on a new Player Profiles section of the site based around the on-screen stylings of the game. Read more