Starting Eleven Blog

How Big Sam’s Greed became costly

Posted on September 30th, 2016

SAM Allardyce was in dreamland on 22 July 2016 as he landed the job he craved the most in his long managerial career by landing the England job. Just 67 days later, that hard work at Preston, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland to reach the pinnacle of his career was […]

Odds for each Current European League Champion to Retain Their Titles

Posted on September 26th, 2016

The champions of all major European leagues will try to retain their titles. These are the odds for the champions of England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

Famous Football Tantrums

Posted on September 26th, 2016

ootballers sometimes can’t hold their nerve and explode in violent outbursts. These are some of the most famous football tantrums, bit scary, quite funny.

Can Pogba and Rooney play in the same team?

Posted on September 26th, 2016

The Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United may have suffered a blip in recent weeks, but the emphatic 4-1 victory against Leicester at Old Trafford may have ended any talk of a crisis. However, there are still questions that the ‘Special One’ must find an answer to in the coming weeks if they are to […]

Time for Rooney to move on

Posted on September 20th, 2016

FOR 12 years, Wayne Rooney has been a lynchpin in a Manchester United side that went through a successful period of five titles in seven seasons and three Champions League Finals, winning in 2008 and losing to the great Barcelona team in 2009 and 2011. However, there comes a time when good things come to […]

Betfred Cup Quarter Finals preview

Posted on September 20th, 2016

ONLY two months into the season and already the Quarter Finals of the Betfred League Cup are upon us. Eight sides will be battling for four Semi Final spots over the next three nights and take a step closer to the Final in November. Many people will fancy a flutter online with their preferred bookmaker, […]

Site update August 2016

Posted on August 10th, 2016

I’ve made a few additions to the site over the last day or so. Popular (I will think of a better name) features the most popular footballers and formations over the past 24 hours and the past 30 days. Is it any surprise that Pogba is one of the most popular? The formation 3-4-3 / 5-2-3 […]

Paul Pogba

Posted on August 9th, 2016

It’s been the rumour of the summer, but Paul Pogba finally sealed his move from Juventus to Manchester United overnight. Find out how our visitors think Pogba will lineup at Manchester United.

The Four Best Football Formations Ever

Posted on August 4th, 2016

A team’s formation on a football field will have a profound effect on how they play the game. Various combinations exist, usually described in three numbers corresponding to the number of players positioned on the defence, midfield and frontline. The choice will be influenced by the coaching philosophy, the available players, the style of the […]

What changes are ahead for England?

Posted on July 5th, 2016

England suffered arguably their most humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland in the round-of-16 at Euro 2016. The Three Lions crumbled after taking the lead through Wayne Rooney from the penalty spot as goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson put Lars Lagerback’s men ahead. Roy Hodgson’s side had 72 minutes to rally, but […]