Players we love to hate

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...


Tuesday, 05 June 2012

QPR: Is Joey Barton finished?

It seems an absolute age now, but just three short weeks ago we were all digesting the seismic events of the final day of the Premier League season. The biggest story being Manchester City of course, snatching the sweetest of victories from certain defeat against QPR to clinch their first league tit...


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A tough week of watching tough men taking tough action; and then there was Gary Neville on Super Sunday

There are many boulevards open to footballers when the time finally comes for them to hang up their boots, delete Sir Alex’s number from their Blackberry and say goodbye to the pantomime-drudgery of the Premier League. Obviously, the twin favourites for many pros are either a cushy job coaching the ...


Thursday, 08 September 2011

Public Enemy No1 - Liverpool's Craig Bellamy

Who is your favourite Welshman? Manchester United fans will put forward Ryan Giggs, while rugby fans will toast Gareth Edwards. It is doubtful that the name of Craig Bellemy will figure too highly, although fans of Newcastle, West Ham and Manchester City may beg to differ. The combative strike...


Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Golden Oldies at Sky prove to be Masters

The legendary American comedian Bob Hope once quipped, “Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle”. This observation proved to be spectacularly apt as I tuned in to Sky Sports’ Grand Final Masters this weekend. If you’re unfamiliar with the annual Masters summer contest it runs...


Thursday, 01 September 2011

Public Enemy No1 - Chelsea's John Terry

There is a tense atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. Premier League new boys Norwich City are holding Chelsea 1-1. Suddenly Canaries striker Steve Morrison is put clean through on goal. Morrison bears down on goal and only has Hilario to beat. Then from nowhere Blues skipper John Terry executes a pe...


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, 13 October 2008

Players we love to hate: Ashley Cole

England's Ashley Cole quickly became Chelsea's Ashley Cole against Kazakhstan following that awful back-pass at Wembley. But we all know that the booing he received was only partly responsible for that slack and nonchalant piece of play that gifted the Kazakhstans back into the game. It just happene...


Monday, 06 October 2008

Players we love to hate: Robbie Savage

Before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived on the scene, Robbie Savage was undoubtedly the most universally hated player in the Premiership. He made Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney look like choirboys with his constant moaning to referees, he wound up everyone with his gamesmanship and in-your-face style of play, ...


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Players we love to hate: Cristiano Ronaldo

Some players are hated because they play for our fiercest rivals, others are hated because of their constant moaning and cheating, while others are detested purely because of who they are and what they've done. Cristiano Ronaldo unfortunately falls into all three categories! The Manchester United ...



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