Matthew Solesbury

Friday, 21 May 2010

Get on side and sport your colours for Shelter this World Cup

In celebration of this years FIFA World Cup, housing and homelessness charity Shelter are teaming up with Nationwide Building Society, Official England Team sponsor, to launch their fantastic footy fundraiser, Strip4Shelter. Shelter is asking people across the country to replace their regular work ...


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Beckham bows, Bale wows

OK, so the nation’s red-top readers might not be unified in touching an x-ray of his broken Achilles tendon this summer, but David Beckham’s injury and subsequent absence from this year’s World Cup rightfully dominated Mondays papers. Sure, his prospective absence isn’t anywhere near as pressing...


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Michael Owen: Injury-free transfer or injury free-transfer?

Im not quite sure what to make of Michael Owens glossy brochure; itsall very bizarre. Of all the footballers on the planet, I would have least expected Michael Owen to release a brochure to sell himself. He’s hardly in the Pierre van Hooijdonk league of entertainment value, is he? I can’t imagine wh...


Friday, 19 June 2009

Real Madrid: A case for defence?

Barcelona won La Liga in May this year by scoring 105 goals, conceding 35, and losing only five games. Real Madrid, meanwhile, won only two games less than Barcelona, but lost twice as many. Third-placed Sevilla notched a very similar win-draw-lose ratio to that of runners-up Real Madrid, but Manolo...


Thursday, 18 June 2009

Expect a summer splash of transfers from relegated pool of players

“Too good to go down”, I always hear. Every season there is someone deemed to good to go down. Three teams go down every year, and there is always one that shouldn’t have apparently.When West Ham were relegated in May 2003, even the most ardent Tottenham or Chelsea fan would have admitted surprise. ...


Record breakers or money shakers?

Eighty million pounds is a lot of money. But then, so was fifty-six. And forty-five. Im not going to even challenge whether or not it’s all relative; all I will say is that I have had to buy cheaper red wine of late because “money is tight”. But are world record transfers worth it?In 1996, Alan ...



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