Archive for August, 2012



I’ve chosen my perfect XI based on the players and moments that made me love the game. The World Cup France 1998 turned a passing interest into an unbridled love affair that has only grown ever since. The footballing superstars of the early 2000’s and onwards also played a big part in shaping this team. So, with that in mind you can expect a fairly modern lineup and this XI is modelled on a diamond formation. Here is my perfect team.

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon will wait for late fitness test to for of his players before naming his team to play Helsingborg in the Champions League qualifiers tonight. Celtic are potentially 180 minutes from the Champions League group stages , playing amongst Europe’s elite.
Scott Brown, James Forrest, Paddy McCourt and Gary Hooper will all be assessed a few hours before kick off to see if they can feature in the match.

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This edition of My Perfect XI is by Tom Moseley. You can follow Tom on Twitter @PlayedOfThePark

I haven’t lived in a time where I’ve been able to see most of the players who fall underthe category of ‘Footballs Greatest’ – so this was a tough thing for me to do. As I had to base a lot of it on what I’ve heard, read or the small clips I have seen. There will be one or two modern players in there, who will look out of place, but, there’s good reasoning! Continue reading


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There are many self proclaimed ‘in the know’ agents on Twitter, the social medium in which news seems to be leaked before anyone else knows, and they seem to have got another Arsenal signing correct in the form of Alex Song, just days after Robin Van Persie switched allegiances. Continue reading


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Neil Lennon’s injury-hit Celtic escaped from Dingwall with a point after a last-gasp Kris Commons tap-in salvaged a 1-1 draw for the SPL champions against new boys Ross County.
Celtic’s preparation for this game was blighted by injuries to many players including Captain Scott Brown and striker Gary Hooper which led to Lennon fielding an arguably weaker side than that that played against HJK Helsinki just over a week ago. Continue reading

Scott Millar’s Perfect XI


This is my greatest XI of all time.

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Speculation has surrounded the future of Robin Van Persie throughout the transfer window, with a number of clubs chasing the prolific Arsenal hitman.
It was confirmed today August 16th 2012, that Manchester United had come out with the Strikers signature.

In a reported £22m transfer The Red Devils have now spent in the region of £44m so far.
The question is can RVP fit in and replicate his Arsenal form.

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After the Scotland u19 and u21s team both lost on Tuesday, the pressure was on the main squad to deliver some kind of national pride.
That they did as Scotland brushed the horrible defeat to USA off their backs with a 3-1 win over Australia .
After a freak set of events the Socceroos took the lead through a phenomenal strike by Bresciano gave the visitors the lead. The goal itself was a clear hit and could not be contested. The lead to the goal was a different matter.

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In 1957, taking in bonuses, wages and international match fees, a footballers income for the year would be £1,600 on average. Fast forward 55 years and compare it to the average in the Premier League in 2012, £75,000 a week is the rough average, with this average falling due to promoted teams in the league not being able to offer mammoth wages. Continue reading