Author Profile: David Smith

Once a Blue always a Blue – Harry Redknapp offers John Terry the chance to join Birmingham

Once a Blue always a Blue – Harry Redknapp offers John Terry the chance to join Birmingham

Birmingham City today confirmed they have made a contract offer to former Chelsea and England skipper John Terry. Blues boss Harry Redknapp, who agreed to stay on at the Midlands club for another year, wants a leader. They don’t come much...read more »

Swedish star Victor Lindelof ‘thrilled’ to sign on the dotted line for Manchester United

Swedish star Victor Lindelof ‘thrilled’ to sign on the dotted line for Manchester United

FAR be it from us to say...we told you so – but earlier in the year Zapsportz did predict that Benfica defender Victor Lindelof WOULD become a Manchester United player. We reported at the time that the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic...read more »

Glenn Hoddle’s record as England manager is up there with the best – only Fabio Capello has done better since Sir Alf

Glenn Hoddle’s record as England manager is up there with the best – only Fabio Capello has done better since Sir Alf

EVER since the great Sir Alf Ramsey led England to World Cup success in that famous summer of 1966, many have tried – and subsequently failed – to recreate former glories. Some have come close...Bobby Robson at Italia 90 and Terry...read more »

Premier League fixtures are out and the odds are in – Manchester City are early favourites

Premier League fixtures are out and the odds are in – Manchester City are early favourites

CHELSEA will kick off their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season gets under way in August. The three teams promoted from the Championship – Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield – take on Spurs, Manchester City and...read more »

England did not need another game after the Scotland epic finale – as was proved in Paris

England did not need another game after the Scotland epic finale – as was proved in Paris

THE picture below just about says it all - this was one game too far for England and the players who have endured a long, hard season. Why the FA and the England management team felt the need to play a meaningless...read more »

Joe Hart is still England’s top stopper – but watch out for Jordan Pickford: best of a brilliant bunch

Joe Hart is still England’s top stopper – but watch out for Jordan Pickford: best of a brilliant bunch

  GARETH Southgate has already stated that Joe Hart will play no part in England’s friendly against France tonight. What does that say about the future of the unwanted keeper? Personally, I still think Manchester City ‘reject’ is the best in the business....read more »

Conte v Costa: the full story of the fall-out detailed in the new book ‘King Conte’

Conte v Costa: the full story of the fall-out detailed in the new book ‘King Conte’

  WHAT a season it has been for champions Chelsea; what a year for Antonio Conte – what next for Diego Costa? There has been so much talk about the controversial Costa’s pending departure from the Bridge with AC Milan said to...read more »

England are blessed to have Harry Kane – he has all the hallmarks of a top striker: Glenn Hoddle

England are blessed to have Harry Kane – he has all the hallmarks of a top striker: Glenn Hoddle

  GLENN Hoddle never ceases to be impressed and amazed by one of the greatest English football talents of the modern era. When you need Harry Kane to deliver; he delivers. Whether it’s for club and country, Kane is more than able. Like...read more »

We rate the England players – full backs Kyle Walker and Ryan Bertrand top the charts

We rate the England players – full backs Kyle Walker and Ryan Bertrand top the charts

  ENGLAND are for from the finished product – as manager Gareth Southgate admitted in his post-match interview. He was far from happy with the Three Lions’ performance at Hampden, although relieved to come away with a point. So let’s see how we...read more »

 Harry Kane plays England’s get out of jail free card – Leigh Griffiths andScotland are devastated

 Harry Kane plays England’s get out of jail free card – Leigh Griffiths andScotland are devastated

  THERE have been some memorable, magnificent, monumental Scotland-England clashes down the years. For 70 minutes this was NOT one of them. Then, out of nowhere, a game that seemed to be destined for stalemate burst into life. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the...read more »