In this series of articles, we will take a look at the three promoted sides in the Premier League – Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham and how they should go about surviving in the top flight. First up, we take a look at the Championship winners, Leeds United. 16 years after being relegated … Continue reading The Art of Staying Up: Leeds United →
With the former England number 1 making a surprise move to Spurs, we take a look at his downfall and what led him to team up with Mourinho. As the last days of summer fall away, the Premier League readies itself for its short-awaited return. It has for company such well-worn maxims as “If so … Continue reading Joe Hart: The English Exception →
Around a month on from our first piece on the club, TOB catches up with Cosmin Călinescu, the PR officer of FC Hermannstadt, to discuss the club’s rapid rise, investment and the future under new head coach, Rubén Albés. This article is a follow-up. Click here to check out the initial piece! TOB Football: So, … Continue reading “The most ambitious project in Romanian football”: The club’s words on FC Hermannstadt →
The Fenway Sports Group (FSG), previously known as New England Sports Venture (NESV) was founded in 2001 by John W Henry and Thomas C Werner. They bought the Boston Red Sox, a Major League Baseball team in 2002. In 2004, they broke the famous ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and ended an 86-year wait for their … Continue reading The journey to the title: Liverpool FC under FSG →
As the veteran Nigerian forward returns to Shanghai Shenhua after two years away from the game, we reflect on the life and career of Obafemi Martins. Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to Alhaji and Alhaja Martins. He, his parents and his six siblings lived in a small slum village, Orile-Iganmu, in a … Continue reading Profiling the club career of Obafemi Martins →
With the additions of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to compliment a youthful Blues side, how could manager Lampard position his side in 2020/21? It is almost a year since Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge. The Blues legend was facing a one-year transfer ban which meant he could not sign any new players until … Continue reading How could Lampard set up a new-look Chelsea next season? →
Despite a double from Trézéguet securing three points for the Villans over the weekend, Dean Smith’s men are still struggling to escape the grasp of relegation. The Midlands giants sit in 19th place, four points from safety, at the time of writing and are yet to face Everton, Arsenal and West Ham United. Relegation to … Continue reading Three replacements for Jack Grealish at a Championship Aston Villa →
Just seven years after their famous FA Cup final win over Manchester City, Wigan Athletic have gone into administration. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the club’s finances and they are desperately looking for new buyers. They are currently fighting in a relegation battle in the Championship and Wigan fans can only … Continue reading Wigan Athletic’s 2013 FA Cup winners: Where are they now? →
I am proud to announce that the first episode of TOB’s ‘Outside The Box’ podcast is now available! The video footage of the Zoom call can be found on our official YouTube account and you can listen to the audio on usual podcast platforms such as Spotify as well as Deezer, Podchaser, Spreaker and Podcast … Continue reading ‘Outside The Box’ – new episode →
The Romanian side have risen through the leagues and have the backing of a former Playboy model. But what does the future hold for Hermannstadt? When one thinks of Romanian football, the likes of Steaua Bucuresti and maybe CFR Cluj come to mind due to their domestic success and runs in Europe. However, there is … Continue reading Led by “The Mourinho of Romania”: FC Hermannstadt’s rise and potential fall →
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