Dave Redden

Dave has been around the game since the age of 4, played adult football at the age of 14, also had trials at Crewe Alexandra. At the grass roots level Dave has played, managed, refereed and directed tournaments. Now residing in Kentucky, USA Dave is a regular on one of the local radio stations with his insight into "The Beautiful Game". Currently working as a professional photographer Dave is also a published author, albeit a book about basketball.

FIFA name World team – Do you agree with the selection?

January 11, 2011

Whether you love or loath FIFA you have to admit that they are always at the centre of talking points within the sport. Russia, Qatar, Sepp Blatter and his thoughts on gays – there’s always something interesting going on in Zurich. The latest round of backpatting was the recent announcement of Lionel Messi as the […] […]

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Which of the “W”s will avoid the drop?

January 11, 2011

In the sporting world a W usually indicates a win, a victory. In this article it is the basis of those teams hovering around the relegation trapdoor in the Premier League: West Ham United, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion. Aside from a very lacklustre Aston Villa these are the teams staring the […] […]

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Man Utd – Has their bubble burst or are they simply reloading?

September 14, 2010

I feel comfortable in saying that anyone watching Manchester United this season will agree that they don’t quite seem to be themselves so far. […]

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South Americans Rampant In Pool Play

June 17, 2010

Round One of pool play is in the books along with the opening game of Round Two and one statistic that is standing out for me is the success rate of the South American teams. […]

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Russian billionaire ploughs 135m into Chester City

April 1, 2010

Ever since the now defunct Chester City met their demise in the Football League their small group of loyal fans have been working hard to get their beloved club back into action and playing as a bona fide business concept again. They may have hit the big time if their latest offing is fully accepted by the Football Association.
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World Cup Qualifiers – How are the European groups shaping up?

June 9, 2009

Now that the domestic season is over I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the World Cup qualifying groups from the European theatre. Here we look at all nine groups and try to determine who will be representing our continent in the biggest sporting on the face of the earth next year. […]

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The art of awarding a penalty

May 12, 2009

I have been involved with the beautiful game in so many different aspects – player, manager/coach, tournament director, fan and even as a referee. In all of those positions the same feeling of complete fairness has always been close, if not at the top, of my priorities. […]

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Andy Carroll ~ The return of SuperMac?

April 12, 2009

Newcastle make their point

Before you all start to laugh at this article let me preface this by saying that the Magpies will have to play much better over their last six matches than they did against Stoke if they would like to be 1/20th of the Premier League next season.

That said, they have one jewel in their squad that, if allowed to play […]

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iPod saves the day

March 2, 2009

United still on track for quintuple trophies … thanks to an iPod!

Congratulations to Manchester United on lifting the Carling Cup after a penalty shootout against Spurs on Sunday. Love them or loathe them, you have to admire their success. […]

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United benefit from City’s spending

February 23, 2009

Liverpool 1 Man City 1

Liverpool drop two more crucial points at home and in the process almost handing the title to Man United who are now odds on favourites to raise the championship trophy again this season. […]

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One more look at Manchester City at the sales

January 22, 2009

It’s Madchester sans the twisting melons. OK. So I realise that everyone and their Mother has an opinion on Manchester City and their search for new talent to wear the Sky Blue in the near future. Here’s my twopennorth! Manchester City fans were delirious when the club was bought out by Sheikh Mansour and his […] […]

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Happy New Year 2009

January 2, 2009

A quick guide to what the Premier League clubs are hoping for in the New Year

Arsenal: A Lifeline

The Gunners are hanging onto slim hopes of a championship. Many believe that they have already lost any chance of taking the title this year but, with 20 games left, Arsenal are looking for that lifeline to help save them and pull them through […]

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