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...


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Strange World Of FIFA: England Ranked Fourth In The World

It will come as something of a surprise to most fans who watched Euro 2012 that England came out of the tournament going up in the FIFA world rankings - not bad for two wins in four matches, one of which came against a Ukraine team who lie at 46th in the table. Ranking tables are always an untrustw...


Saturday, 30 June 2012

Euro 2012 - Team Of The Tournament

With just the final to go its time to decide which players made the most impact in Poland and Ukraine. In recent years FIFAand UEFA have picked a squad of the top performers at tournaments but wheres the fun in that? Very few fans come up with the same eleven and thats when it gets interesting, so h...


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Lawro plays the Twit as BBC confidence turns to England despair

It’s easy afterwards, in the hazy mist of reflection that hangs mournfully across the country each time the England team are wrenched from a major tournament, to neatly nestle back into the default self-loathing English mind-set and pretend we were always doomed to fail, fated to forever chase the...


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: England make it hard to watch, while Sky’s legend makes the game look easy

Another week, another panic-inducing evening spent watching the England team then. This whole edge-of-our-seat, fine line between death and glory shtick that England have peddled out for years is now growing quite tiresome. Just for once, couldn’t we be like Germany and be ruthlessly efficient and...


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Euro Vision begins as ITV and the BBC vie for Championship glory

Ok, so it might not feel too much like summer right now. It’s about 10°C outside, caravan parks are under water and the only suntans in sight are painted on the vacuous plebs of Geordie Shore. But I promise you, we are there and that of course means only one thing: the European Championships have ...


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Euro 2012: Can England win Euro 2012?

Despite having won nothing since 1966 England always start major tournaments as one of the favourites. Their passionate fans are full of optimism, having been brainwashed by the Press that their players are world beaters, only for their hopes to be ripped apart as their flaws are exposed by tactical...


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Euro 2012: Gomez, RVP or Ronaldo: Who will win the Golden Boot?

Arsenals Robin Van Persie scored 37 goals in all competitions last season. Bayern Munichs Mario Gomez bagged 41 while Cristiano Ronaldo found the bag of the net an astonishing 60 times, but who will lift the coveted Golden Boot at Euro 2012? Germany are one of the favourites to win the competition ...


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The top 10 dives in football history

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba have caused controversy over the past fortnight by diving to win penalties and going down quicker than your average High Street hooker. Ashley Young started it all off by winning a cheap penalty against QPR’s Shaun Derry, when the tough m...


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...


Friday, 06 January 2012

Could these youngsters from Scandinavia be transfer targets for Premier League clubs?

Last time out I reported on the transfer speculation surrounding Ajaxs young Danish talent Christian Eriksen. While nothing has yet happened regarding a move by Manchester United, or any of the other mega-clubs supposedly watching him, we would do well to remember that he is still only 19 and des...


Friday, 23 December 2011

Is Danish Wonderkind Christian Eriksen set to join Manchester United?

With the January Transfer Window almost upon us the rumour mill is churning as usual with press speculation as to the in and outs we can expect to see in the next few weeks. As is always the case many names are bandied about, most with the intention of selling newspapers, and star names are menti...


Friday, 16 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Small countires with big ambitions - just don't tell Fulham

With the Danish Season now into its winter shutdown this weeks Europa League ties were the last on-field action for a while with Odense involved in Wednesday nights most dramatic match. Fulham were leading 2-1 and the game was in time added on when the hosts spurned a good chance to put things out ...


Friday, 09 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: FC Copenhagen Remain Top as Attendances on the Rise

The Superliga race in Denmark continued last weekend, albeit largely uneventfully. FC Copenhagen remain top of course, but the chasing pack missed a chance to cut the gap further when the leaders played out a dull goalless draw with Aarhus, who drop to fifth level on points with Horsens who were 2-...


Saturday, 03 December 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Europa League Places Decided and Tough Euro 2012 Draws

The last weekend of the season in Norway wasnt short of drama last Sunday as the final league positions were decided. As reported last week Rosenborg had slipped to fifth and were all but out of contention for a Europa League spot, relying on other results to go their way. Sure enough their record ...


Friday, 25 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Final Weekend in Norway, FCK lose Derby and Transfer Talk

The final round of games in Norway takes place on Sunday with only Europa League places still to be decided. Last weekends big game between Tromsø and Rosenborg saw Norways most successful team of the last 20 years slump to a 3-1 defeat. Rosenborg have now conceded nine goals in their last two game...


Friday, 18 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Denmark the only International Winners, Zlatan and Back to Domestic Tussles

Sweden and Denmark, having already qualified for Euro 2012, were involved in friendly action against each other last Friday, with hosts Denmark running out 2-0 winners over a lacklustre Sweden. Although the game was essentially meaningless both sides fielded strong teams with seven of Swedens star...


Friday, 11 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Three Times the Fun for Helsingborgs, Aalesund put out the Fire and International Derbies

Swedens season ended last Saturday when Helsingborgs overcame Kalmar to complete the treble. Having won the Swedish Super Cup defeating Malmø 2-1 in the seasons curtain-raiser, then sealed their seventh league title back in September they became the first side to complete a clean sweep of domestic ...


Friday, 04 November 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Molde Finally Clinch the Norwegian Title, Cup Finals Loom and Europa League Failure

Congratulations to Mr Solskjær and his boys. Molde FK are the new, and first time, champions of Norway. Despite being pegged back in the last minute of their Sunday game against Strømsgodset for a 2-2 draw the point was enough to spark scenes of wild celebration among their fans and players alike....


Friday, 28 October 2011

Scandinavain spotlight: Elfsborg clinch third as FC Copenhagen suffer alarming slump

Last weekend was the last in this seasons league programme in Sweden. Helsingborg of course were confirmed as champions back on September 25 but the remaining issues of Europa League places and relegation were settled. Elfsborg secured third place behind AIK after a comfortable win 3-0 at home ove...


Friday, 21 October 2011

Scandinavian Spotlight: Euro finals berth for Sweden and Denmark but a poor night in Europa League

Now that the international break is behind us we know the identity of all but four of the finals line-up. From the Scandinavian viewpoint most satisfying was the fact that the Danes and Swedes both managed to avoid the dreaded play-offs. Both completed fantastic victories over higher rated and more ...


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...


Friday, 07 October 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Molde Champions Elect, Relegation Looms, Euro Delight and Despair

Despite this weekends international break last week saw a few important happenings, not least in Norway where the top two clashed, and relegation tussles in both Sweden and Norway. A win for Molde a week on Sunday at home to Odd Grenland will secure their first ever title. The champions-elect knock...


Friday, 30 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Helsingborgs Secure Swedish Title, Slip-ups and World Records in Norway

Party time! That was the order of the day when Helsingborgs returned to their Olympia Stadium on Sunday night after securing their seventh Swedish championship. Following a 3-1 victory away to GAIS the players and officials erupted in celebration on their coach journey back home as local rivals and...


Friday, 23 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Can Centenary Boys Molde Hold Onto the Dream?

As the season heads towards its climax in Norway and Sweden the destinations of the respective titles become more apparent. The situation in Denmark looks increasingly like becoming a one-horse race which makes the SPL appear super-competitive! Helsingborgs are nearly there in Sweden despite a setb...


Friday, 16 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Titles Beckon in Norway and Sweden, Euro Joy for Danes

With the international break over it was back to domestic affairs last weekend and the first of the proper European ties this midweek. With mixed results in qualifying for the group stages of the European competitions all eyes were on the races for the championships in Sweden and Norway last weekend...


Friday, 09 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Happy days for the Danes, not so for Norway

As the dust settles on another international break some in the Scandinavian football fraternity have more reason to be satisfied than others. The Danes will be very happy, Sweden reasonably so and Norway very disappointed. As mentioned last week the Danes had the first matchday off and could afford...


Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Top 10 bizarre injuries to footballers

Swansea City’s vice-captain Alan Tate is set to miss most of the Swans’ debut season in Premier League after breaking his leg in a freak golfing accident. The versatile defender was a passenger in a golf buggy that lost control and Tate will have to watch the majority of the club’s rollercoaster adv...


Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Who's Going To Be At Euro 2012?

The qualifying groups for Euro 2012 are reaching the business end and its becoming a little clearer which players will be in Poland and Ukraine and which ones will be spending extra time on the beach. Places Booked As usual Germany have headed the way in qualification. Aside from a sticky period a...


Friday, 02 September 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: Can Norway see off their main rivals?

While most eyes have been fixed firmly on the transfer comings and goings over the past few days as the window came to a close on Wednesday night its back to international action over the coming days. Here in Norway, land of the seemingly unending rain, football is gearing up for some international...


Friday, 26 August 2011

Scandinavian spotlight: How Do The Small Clubs Survive?

Having spent the past two midweeks watching the exploits of the various Scandinavian clubs in European competition with the likes of FC Copenhagen jetting off to the Czech Republic for a Champions League qualifier against Viktoria Plzen, and Malmø and Odense also involved, it got me thinking about t...


Friday, 19 August 2011

Europe: It's all hotting up in the north

Although the Danish season runs through the winter and only five games have been played so far we are rapidly approaching the pointy end of the season in Norway and Sweden. The identities of contenders for titles and relegation are becoming clearer and the cup competitions are now down to the semi-f...


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Squarefootball's Fantasy football invitation

There is less than two weeks to go until the start of the 2011/12 Premier League season and time is running out for you to enter the Squarefootball fantasy football competition. Last season more than 100 teams competed for the Squarefootball title, which was won by P Oxenby and his team FC Poxo. He...


Sunday, 24 July 2011

What five things would you do before the season starts?

Isn’t it normally New Years Eve when you get a top 100 favourite moments of the year or top 500 best movie credits or some other poor excuse for a programme? Well I thought I would also use it as a poor excuse for an article, but rather than boring you all with a list consisting of 100 or more items...


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Football in 3D - A new risk to average attendances?

The world has evolved and developed a lot since the 1950s with the invention, evolution and development of everything from bladeless fans to electric cars and high definition broadcasts and beyond, but what have the boffins responsible for 3D been doing for 60 years since its inception? 3D today i...


Saturday, 16 July 2011

The frustrations of being a football fan

As football fans we are a pessimistic breed. No sooner have we finished dancing in the stands or in front of the TV celebrating our club’s promotion, championship, relegation avoidance or cup victory, we turn our attention to the next competition and start convincing ourselves football life will nev...


Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...


Monday, 08 June 2009

Denmark should top group, but Portugal not quite eliminated: WC 2010 Qualifiers

Past the half-way stage in Group One in the European Qualifiers for World Cup 2010 and Denmark looks ready to seal qualification well ahead of the much vaunted Portuguese team. After a series of 0-0 draws (against Sweden home and away and Albania) Portugal will do well to hold off Sweden and overta...



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