Duane Beckett

Duane Beckett
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I'm based out of the Birmingham area of England. I enjoy writing although being good at it is another question. I know films, gaming, European football, and I love to cook.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill Cahill calls out officials

The football might be incredibly entertaining right now but after sensational refereeing at Euro 2016, we’re getting absolutely horrendous officiating right now in the Premier League. Having watched Chelsea...

Ten Premier League winners and losers from Week 4

Week 4 in the Premier League is over, and it was a sight to behold.  Bournemouth and Crystal Palace claimed deserved victories, Hull City fought to the very...
Manchester City, Arsenal

Premier League Saturday recap

After an energetic set of games, it's time for a Premier League Saturday recap. Manchester United and Manchester City got things going with a bang, and there...

Ten takeaways from the Manchester derby

In what was a lively and often end-to-end Manchester derby, it was the blue half of the city that claimed a deserved 2-1 victory. But what did we learn...
Manchester City, Arsenal

FIFA under-18 regulations carry no weight

For all FIFA's efforts to control the under-18 movement of players, does a transfer ban and fine really send a just message to teams? While some young men...

The blue half of Manchester claim victory in epic Old Trafford Derby

For the first 36 minutes of the Manchester Derby, Manchester City produced a performance that seemed like a flood on United’s defense. Under wave after wave of City...

Suprise package! Hull City remain in shop window

Hull City's potential Chinese buyout has likely fallen through, the reason has yet to be announced. It's alleged the FA have found unsatisfactory details during their Proper Person's...

Premier League Week 4 match previews and predictions

Entering week four of the Premier League, it’s already turning into the race of former champions. Both Manchester clubs and Chelsea have started with a perfect three out...
Jaguars mascot

London Stadium built with NFL in mind

In an article on ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy and NFL Vice President of International Mark Waller discussed the new London Stadium's possible goal as the...

Sam Allardyce powerless to tell Wayne Rooney how, where to play

In an interview after England’s 1-0 win against Slovakia, manager Sam Allardyce made it clear he couldn’t tell Wayne Rooney where to play.   "It's not for me to...
Manchester City, Arsenal

Eight ways to fix England after struggling in World Cup Qualifier

On Sunday Sam Allardyce walked out as England's manager for his first game in charge against Slovakia -- a team they previously faced at Euro 2016 -- in the...

Mino Raiola calls Jurgen Klopp ‘a piece of s***’

It's fair to say Mario Balotelli hasn't exactly done much at Liverpool. He came, he didn't play well and faded into obscurity, becoming very much surplus to...

Super agent Mino Raiola earns more in two months than Ronaldo all year

In a summer of insane transfer spending, one agent made more than global footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo does in a year! In a report on AS, Mino Raiola...

Banned Sergio Aguero changes the Manchester derby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liZaZZRb9yM Manchester City is playing some great football under new coach Pep Guardiola. This is made all the more exciting by the potential rekindling of the La Liga...

Bastian Schweinsteiger stands firm in Jose Mourinho stalemate

On Friday, after a preseason being told he was unwanted, Bastian Schweinsteiger found himself in Jose Mourinho’s 25-man Premier League squad at Manchester United for the upcoming...

Can England’s Sam Allardyce rectify Euro 2016 mistakes in World Cup Qualifier?

Big Sam Allardyce, the new England manager, takes charge of a largely unchanged team from that which flopped at Euro 2016 under Roy Hodgson. Managing England might be a...

Juan Mata on the outs with Manchester United?

On a day when the world record signing of Paul Pogba was all but confirmed and Manchester United lifted the Charity Shield in a 2-1 victory against...

Novak Djokovic stunned in first round of Olympics tennis

Get ready to double-take, as number one seed Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Olympic tennis competition in the first round. We can’t believe it...

Brazil soccer underwhelming at 2016 Rio Olympics

Brazil started this Olympic football competition as favorites, but they've been playing nowhere near their potential in front of their home fans. They have Neymar, Barbosa and Manchester...

Liverpool lose James Milner and Daniel Sturridge to injuries

Despite beating Catalan giants Barcelona 4-0 in a scintillating display, Liverpool didn’t have the best of Saturdays. Before the match, it was announced that Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool’s gifted...

WATCH: Tan Ruyin delivers the perfect Chinese takeaway

Despite the pun, Tan Ruyin scored a 40-yard wonder goal for China women against South Africa late Saturday night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ux5HaGnVB8 Tan picked up the ball inside the South African half,...

Report: Paul Pogba to take medical for potential Manchester United transfer

In what would be the biggest transfer fee ever paid for a footballer, $140 million man Paul Pogba seems destined to move from Italian giants Juventus to Manchester...

Wayne Rooney’s fortress-like home fended off would-be burglar

While Wayne Rooney was playing his Manchester United testimonial game, which made history on Wednesday night for being the first ever game streamed live on Facebook, his...

Five early takeaways from Olympic world football

The first two days of Olympic football are over, and the action has been both explosive and unpredictable. We can also describe it as tactical football gone awry,...