Author Profile: David Smith

Arsene Wenger and Paul Doswell pay tribute to Sutton’s bravehearts as Arsenal avoid an FA Cup banana skin

Arsene Wenger and Paul Doswell pay tribute to Sutton’s bravehearts as Arsenal avoid an FA Cup banana skin

THE men in red and white take their place in the last eight of the FA Cup – but it’s the men in yellow who take most of the plaudits after a monumental effort against one of the best teams...read more »

Stat attack: more footie facts than you can shake a stick at – new Zapsportz series

Stat attack: more footie facts than you can shake a stick at – new Zapsportz series

EVERY football fan loves a stat; we thrive on them. So we’ve been researching some of the more obscure ones in a new series here on Zapsportz. Some you won’t believe. We brought you the fascinating stat a couple of days...read more »

All in football – and beyond – are saddened to hear of the death of Paul McCarthy: RIP

All in football – and beyond – are saddened to hear of the death of Paul McCarthy: RIP

All the team here at Zapsportz - and throughout the football family - are saddened to hear the news that former Brighton, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United defender Paul McCarthy has died at the age of 45. One of the most honest...read more »

We will get hammered if Arsene Wenger plays his strongest side – bring on the Under 23s, says Sutton United boss

We will get hammered if Arsene Wenger plays his strongest side – bring on the Under 23s, says Sutton United boss

  FOUR former Arsenal academy graduates who failed to make the grade at the Emirates now play for Sutton United – and two of them couldn’t have a greater incentive to show what the Premier League club is missing out on. Craig...read more »

We rate the daily gossip: Toni Kroos is back on Manchester United’s radar…Spurs line up Atletico Madrid striker…Barca target Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp; yeah, right!

We rate the daily gossip: Toni Kroos is back on Manchester United’s radar…Spurs line up Atletico Madrid striker…Barca target Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp; yeah, right!

Let’s see what the papers are saying today – plenty of rumours, of course. Some believable; some way off the mark...so we rate the stories accordingly... Manchester United have reportedly revived their interest in £75million-rated Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and...read more »

Sutton v Lincoln in the quarter finals? FA Cup history in the making? Aah, the magic of the cup!

Sutton v Lincoln in the quarter finals? FA Cup history in the making? Aah, the magic of the cup!

THE draw for the FA Cup quarter finals has thrown up a remarkable prospect – and two extremes. On the one hand you have two of the biggest clubs in British football slugging it out. On the other the possibility – albeit...read more »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba save the day for Manchester United who face Chelsea in the last eight

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba save the day for Manchester United who face Chelsea in the last eight

MANCHESTER United had to turn to their big guns to finally break the resistance of battling Blackburn as Jose Mourinho paid the Championship strugglers the ultimate compliment. United’s starting line-up was a strong one but for an hour Rovers, who took...read more »

Tottenham’s three amigos run Fulham ragged – Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli see Spurs through

Tottenham’s three amigos run Fulham ragged – Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli see Spurs through

HAT-trick hero Harry Kane was named man of the match but the award could easily have gone to his super sidekick Christian Eriksen. Captain Fantastic Kane took home the match ball to mark another treble as Spurs came away from Craven...read more »

We rate the daily gossip: Lionel Messi again linked with Manchester City…Jose Mourinho to sign a new deal with Manchester United

We rate the daily gossip: Lionel Messi again linked with Manchester City…Jose Mourinho to sign a new deal with Manchester United

YOU can always rely on the Sunday papers to come up with a raft of gossip – and they don’t let us down today. So let’s check out the latest rumours...and rate accordingly Manchester City are lining up £100million deal for...read more »

Spurs and England legend Glenn Hoddle has always had the interests of young players at heart

Spurs and England legend Glenn Hoddle has always had the interests of young players at heart

FOR every young player that makes the grade, there are hundreds who are left devastated by rejection. That was the driving force behind Zapsportz team leader Glenn Hoddle setting up an academy in Jerez, Spain in 2009 – to give rejected...read more »