Thursday, 06 March 2014

Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City. He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keeper Jon Ruddy. The big Belgian controlled the ball on his c...


Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Can Aberdeen win the Scottish Cup?

Aberdeen last won the Scottish Cup in 1990 thanks to an epic penalty shoot-out against Celtic at Hampden Park. Defender Brian Irvine was the Dons hero that day, slotting home the decisive spot kick to win 9-8. Little did the travelling hoards from the north east, who had watched their side dominat...


Friday, 01 November 2013

A grades for Aberdeen, Celtic and Caley while Hibs and Hearts are not so smart

We are that point in the season now where every team has played each other once in the Scottish Premiership and based on that it is now time to review how all the teams stand following almost three months of action. Aberdeen: The Dons were touted to challenge when the season opened and consid...


Thursday, 03 October 2013

Champions League Team of the Week - Week Two

Arsenal top their Champions League group following their excellent display at home to Napoli and Chelsea bounced back from their opening day disappointment to put four past Steaua Bucharest away. It wasnt such a good time for Manchester City though as they were given a football lesson by the Champio...


Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic keep up the pressure on ICT as Motherwell move up to third

Week Eight of this season’s Scottish Premiership got under way at lunchtime on Saturday as Celtic made the short trip down the A77 to visit their friends in Kilmarnock. It must be admitted that in the early stages of this game it appeared we were going to be in for a sloppy goalless encounter as...


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Aberdeen end ICT's unbeaten run as Celtic draw level at top

Let’s get the show on the road this week with the league leaders Inverness Caley Thistle. The Highlanders had a short journey to make by their standards down to the Granite City to face a newly invigorated Aberdeen side. Aberdeen’s pounding of Partick Thistle last week was a bit of a rarity for Do...


Friday, 20 September 2013

Champions League: Team of the Week - Week One

The battle to win the 2013/14 Champions League got under way this week and there were big wins for some big teams including Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Champions League holders Bayern Munich, PSG, AC Milan and Basel among others. There were also some outstan...


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Aberdeen turn on the style in Partick as ICT keep Celtic off the top

Week six of the SPFL, look away now if you like to back home wins on your coupon each weekend, this weeks fixtures are not for you! The action got under way in Edinburgh on Saturday as Hearts entertained Celtic at Tynecastle. As expected the atmosphere was absolutely electric in the build up to the...


Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic show their battling qualities as ICT remain the team to beat

Saturday was the last day of summer and as we conclude the fifth week of the new Scottish Premiership season we are on the long winter road discovering who will finish second to Celtic this season. It will be Celtic again who will clinch the title; the two matches they played over the past week a...


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Seven things we learned this week

The past week has seen Arsenal return to winning ways in the Premier League, goals, shocks and drama in the Capital One Cup and draws for the Champions League and Europa League, not forgetting Tottenhams domination of the transfer market by breaking their club record transfer fee three times. But w...


Friday, 30 August 2013

Celtic: Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax? Bring it on!

Scottish champions Celtic scraped past Shaktar Karagandy to reach the group stages of the Champions League and their reward is games against Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax. Manager Neil Lennon didnt know whether to laugh or cry when the Bhoys were paired in the same group as the three European giants...


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Champions League draw: Best and worst case scenarios

This evening marks an important moment in Europe’s premier club competition. Yes, its that time already: the draw for this season’s UEFA Champion’s League! As football giants from across the continent line up to discover their fate in the first round proper, lets take a look at who is in which pot...


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Super Caley go ballistic . . . but Celtic fight back for a point

Its been more than 13 years since plucky Highlanders Inverness Caledonian Thistle produced one of the biggest shocks in Scottish football when they sensationally dumped John Barnes Celtic out of the Scottish Cup at Celtic Park. The result also produced one of the best headlines ever - Super Caley ...


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic end Aberdeen's 100 per cent record as Caley stay top

The third round of fixtures in the Scottish Premiership kicked off on Friday night in Glasgow as Partick Thistle entertained Hearts. Both clubs will be happy with the opening couple of weeks of the season considering they were tipped by many as relegation fodder, but as week three came to a close ...


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Rangers off to a winner as high-flying Aberdeen await visit of Celtic

Neither Celtic nor Rangers kicked a ball in the Scottish Premiership this week, but as 100,000 supporters shelled out money to watch the Old Firm in action over the weekend they deserve a mention in the weekend’s review. Rangers got life under way in League 1 as the new kids on the block having...


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...


Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Scottish Spotlight: Celtic made to sweat for the win as the Green Brigade bows out

It’s back. It might now be called the SPFL Scottish Premiership and there is even a new TV Channel called BT Sport broadcasting some of the games, but on Friday evening there was no doubt that Partick Thistle were lining out against Dundee United in what is the top flight of Scottish football. If y...


Thursday, 01 August 2013

How the 2013/14 Scottish Premiership will look come May?

The new Scottish Premiership season gets under way this weekend and the champions Celtic start the campaign as runaway favourites to pick up their 45th Scottish league title, but who will finish where in the rest of the division? Will Aberdeen finally launch a sustained challenge for silverware...


Friday, 26 July 2013

Can Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibs or Motherwell stop Celtic from winning a 45th title?

The Scottish Premier League, or Scottish Premiership as it will now be known, has traditionally been a two-horse race between the Glasgow giants of Celtic and Rangers. That was the case until the Gers were sent packing to Division Three, leaving the gates wide open for the Bhoys to dominate. Last...


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Where will former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole end up?

The arrival of Andy Carroll at West Ham United on loan last season saw Carlton Cole fall down the pecking order at Upton Park and it came as no surprise to see the former Chelsea man walk away from the Hammers when Big Sam finally secured the former Liverpool and Newcastle hitman permanently. Many ...


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Celtic: The 10 teams Celtic fans love to see getting beat

Celtics main rivals are, and always will be, their city rivals Rangers. However, there are plenty of other teams across Europe who Celtic fans are quite happy about seeing getting beat. Here are the top 10 sides that Celtic fans love to see on the losing end, according to Squarefootballs Jim Ba...


Tuesday, 09 July 2013

Celtic: Should they let Wanyama, Hooper and Forster leave Celtic Park?

Transfer news used to give Celtic fans an adrenaline rush. Big names used to walk through the door like Henrik Larsson, Chris Sutton and John Hartson. Even players who had much less impact at the club like Roy Keane, Thomas Gravesen and Juninho generated frenzied excitement among the fans. Sinc...


Friday, 08 February 2013

Why Royal Mail's Dream Team fails to deliver the goods

Royal Mail has assembled its Home Nations dream team to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association. Legends of the game like Bobby Moore, George Best and Denis Law all feature in the special stamp collection, but eyebrows have been raised at some of the names who have missed out. H...


Friday, 25 January 2013

Arsenal: Will Wenger beat Fergie to Wanyama's signature?

Arsenals roller coaster season continues to frustrate the Gunners. Arsene Wengers men were in majestic form in the 5-1 home win over West Ham, but does the win paper over the cracks? The Hammers victory followed successive defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea. The serial Champions Leagu...


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Celtic: Ten out of ten for Neil Lennon's Bhoys?

Coming up to the half way point of Celtic’s 125th season in football how are the club performing across the board? League Cup and SFA Cup Competitions Celtic are still alive in both cups which is as much as can be asked for at this stage of the season. The cups are important for Celtic over...


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Celtic: Who do you want in the last 16 of the Champions League?

The Champions League draw takes place this Thursday for the last 16 clubs and Scottish giants Celtic are in the hat for only the third time in their history. Celtic have never progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League since the format of the European Cup changed in 1992/93, so w...


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Celtic: Why Lennon must ignore the morons

So you buy your ticket for the big match; what does this entitle you to? Your ticket means that you pass through the turnstile and in most modern stadiums it entitles you to a seat to watch the game, after this point you are entitled to do what you like as you have paid your money; isn’t t...


Monday, 05 November 2012

Celtic: Lennon's plan to thwart Messi and co

Celtic play Barcelona in Glasgow on Wednesday in the Champions League. When Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan managed the club there was an incredible expectation that Celtic would win every home they played in this competition while at the same time an equally incredible expectation that Cel...


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Bad luck stories abound as the Scots take on Wales in a clash of the misfiring

It’s a universal truth that some people are just plain unlucky. These desperate souls, through no real fault of their own, just get a rough deal in this bad ol’ world and spend their days enduring an avalanche of ungodly misfortune and rudimentary shite. And don’t suffer the misapprehension that t...


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Celtic: It's all looking good for the Bhoys at Parkhead

Let’s travel back in time, back to 12 months ago and compare where Celtic were then to where they are now. On October 2, 2011, Celtic were beaten 2-0 at Tynecastle by Hearts, Kris Commons got his marching orders and the Bhoys sat third in the league a full 10 points behind Rangers. Surely th...


Friday, 31 August 2012

Champions League Draw: Man City face Ronaldo and Celtic take on Messi

Its become one of the big rituals of the modern football season - the draw for the Champions League group stage. Yesterday five British clubs were in the hat (glass bowls really, but it doesnt soundright). Three clubs - Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United- were seeded to the first pot. Ironical...


Celtic: The Ki to success in the transfer market

It’s humbling for Celtic fans to see it but the day has come. Swansea City are now able to blow Celtic out of the water in the transfer market, indeed there are some clubs in The Championship that can out muscle Celtic but this appears to be the financial reality of football in 2012. C...


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Who will win the Champions League?

The group stages for this years Champions League competition will be drawn this afternoon, but who will win the biggest prize in European football? Chelsea became the first team from the capital of England to win the trophy in May, beating the German giants Bayern Munich on penalties in their own b...


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Scotland’s five best teams in the past decade

When you think of Spanish football only two names come to mind, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Scottish football is exactly the same, with the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers known around the world. The famous Old Firm derby looks like it will be off the calendar for at least four years following th...


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Celtic: Bhoys should show no fear in Europe

I have to admit to being slightly worried about Celtic’s sense of self-belief. The club has recently beaten HJK Helsinki 4-1 on aggregate to reach the play-off round of the Champions League and there is an atmosphere of celebration about the place at Parkhead. Of course winning the tie is very i...


Saturday, 18 August 2012

The 10 worst opening day defeats in the modern game

The new football season in England kicks off on Saturday and everyone will be going into the first game full of optimism and hope for a successful season. Unfortunately, some fans may be left crying in their beer come Saturday night. You see, football can be a cruel, cruel game. It can take that op...


Monday, 06 August 2012

Squarefootball Fantasy Football 2012/13

The new Premier League season kicks off in less than two weeks which means time is running out to select your fantasy football teams. Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you topple Mancini at Manchester City? Really?! Then this is your chance to prov...


Thursday, 02 August 2012

Celtic: Who will be the next star at Celtic Park?

Almost every year a star is born at Celtic. A player who nobody has hardly heard of before in August is suddenly finding his name printed on the back of all the Celtic shirts placed under the Christmas tree in December. In the past 10 years names like Aidan McGeady, Charlie Mulgrew, James Forres...


Monday, 30 July 2012

Scottish football: Can anyone other than Celtic win the SPL?

The SPL gets under way this Saturday and following the demise of Glasgow Rangers nobody can see past Glasgow Celtic for the title. Neil Lennons men finished 20 points ahead of their fierce rivals last season and a whopping 31 points ahead of third placed Motherwell. The gulf in class is obvious, but...


Celtic: Do you want to write for Squarefootball?

Glasgow Celtic are one of the biggest names in world football. They were the first British team to get their hands on the European Cup, their fanbase is global and they are the most successful living club in Scottish football. Neil Lennons men are strong favourites to complete a clean sweep of h...


Friday, 27 July 2012

Squarefootball's Fantasy Football 2012/13 invitation

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you topple Mancini at Manchester City? Really?! Then this is your chance to prove it. Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season we had more ...


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Football 2012/13 is here

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you out-muscle Mancini at defending title winners Manchester City? Then this is your chance to prove it! Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season...


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Keane, Ferguson, Mackay or Souness: Who is football's No1 hard man?

These are the men that put the fear factor into football. The men that gave their opponents nightmares. Here we celebrate the top 10 tough-tackling hard men that we all hate to love. 1. Roy Keane Born and raised on a tough estate in Cork, Roy Maurice Keane is the undisputed king of hard men...


Special report: Following football from the disabled area

On August18, 2012, Charlton Athletic visit St Andrews in the Championship. Personally speaking the fixture is a trip down memory lane. You see Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic was the first game I saw in the flesh. The date was September 15 1979 and the Blues won 1-0. Immediately I was hooke...


Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Euro 2012 Fantasy Football invitation

Calling all fantasy football fans. Have we got a treat for you. If you think you are a better manager than Englands Roy Hodgson or that you could leave Germanys Joachim Low feeling really down in the dumps then why dont you prove it? Weve set up our own Euro 2012 mini-league with the Sun and youve...


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ten of the biggest cup final defeats ever

Heart of Midlothian clinched their eighth Scottish Cup on Saturday with an emphatic 5-1 win over their Edinburgh rivals Hibernian. It was a terrible afternoon for the boys from Leith, but Pat Fenlons men are not alone in being humiliated on their big day. Here are the 10 of the biggest cup final de...


Outside the Box – Football on TV: Chelsea win, but there were plenty of losers in the final day of football

There are some days that it simply doesn’t pay to be a non-football fan. We have a tendency in this country to lurch en masse into things and render them inescapable to the more indifferent among us. We latch on to an event, a past time, even a television talent show and let it consume us until we...


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A final day fanfare for Sky and the Blues

It all came down to this then. It’s been a gruelling journey, epic in its fluctuating fortunes as the favourites for the crown jostled back and forth. Each weekend millions looked on, eagerly cheering their chosen heroes, willing them to put in the performance that would clinch the prize they so ...



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