Sophstradamus Crystal Football…

The wait is over. The new season is here. The Premier League is back! This is what I see when I look into my crystal football!


Manchester City

Rest of the Top Four Best
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd

5th & 6th
Everton, Tottenham

Brighton, Swansea, Huddersfield

Golden Boot
Alexandre Lacazette

Most Clean Sheets
Thibaut Courtois

Best Summer Signing
Bernardo Silva

Steal of the Summer
Javier Hernandez

Surprise of the Season
Sead Kolasinac

Biggest Dip
Romelu Lukaku

First Manager to Be Sacked
Paul Lambert

The Day Arsene Wenger Offered Me a Job…

No matter how Arsene Wenger’s time ends at Arsenal, there is no doubt he will go down as the greatest manager the club has ever seen. Despite not winning the Premier League title for 14 years, the recent FA Cup success has eased the blow when it comes to lack of English championships.

Meeting Mr.Wenger in Los Angeles was an absolute treat. He’s a classy individual who is very charismatic and friendly with the media. When I had the chance to ask him a question, I made it count!

When Mourinho Was Nice To Wenger…

Jose Mourinho talks Arsene Wenger, transfers and Premier League rivalry. It’s too quick to put the kettle on, so just have a shot of your favourite beverage instead! Football, soccer, call it what you want, it’s just like being down the pub with your mates.

Don’t forget to check out @goonerramble and the Gooner Ramble Girls podcast. Women talking all things Gunners. Doesn’t get much better than that…does it?!

A Bergkamp Wonderland

Had an absolute blast chatting with the lads on A Bergkamp Wonderland. We got stuck into the good, the bad and the ugly. Should Wenger stay or go? Is Stan Kroenke the right owner for Arsenal? Why do the Gunners collapse mentally when they concede a goal? What is the best midfield option? What’s happened to Mesut Ozil? And should the club keep Mesut Ozil? Tune in and have a listen. You’ll need some type of beverage and snack. It’s a magical 2 hours of pure football heaven. You can follow the boys here @jasondavies71 @PR_WhoRu GeoffArsenal The_GFP!

Zlatan & the Gang

The British Soccer Diva crew are joined by Founder & Editor of Stretty News Dale O’ Donnell. Dale also writes for the Daily Mail, the Mirror & The Sun. We dissect Man Utd’s season thus far. From Pogba, to Zlatan, Rooney, Mourinho and more, we discuss it all and then some. Put the kettle on. Put your feet up. Enjoy the conversation. Follow @soccerdiva and @StrettyNews on Twitter.

NBC Sports Premier League Host Rebecca Lowe

NBC Sports Premier League Host Rebecca Lowe joins the junkie crew for a good old natter about Jose Mourinho and the new unauthorized book on The Special One written by Rob Beasley. Did Beasley break the journalist code? Will Mourinho trust a journalist ever again?

Plus we are giving away two signed copies of Liverpool legend Stevie Nicol’s new book “5 League Titles and a Packet of Crisps. Look at us talking books and stuff! Who said reading books was dead?!

Velvet Voice Arseblog Talks Gunners

Part II of our special on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. The USA Today’s EPL Junkies are joined by Andrew Mangan, founder of Arseblog and one of the most influential voices when it comes to all things Gunners. We talk mental strength, transfers, old players, current players, George Graham, the managers that could’ve been, lobster dinners, cheese sandwiches and much more!

Is this Arsenal’s year? Can they really win the Premier League? Will anything change? Join the conversation. Have your voice heard!

Is Arsene Wenger’s Moral Dilemma Destroying Arsenal?

We recently had the opportunity to spend time with the Gunners during their pre season tour of the United States. Watching them train was an absolute treat. The players seem united and the squad feels like a true team.

Sitting in an Arsene Wenger press conference was a thrill. Wenger was challenged with some great questions. He spoke volumes. Sophie has theories, including moral money dilemmas and mental weakness! Gooners everywhere might not want to hear it! Put the kettle on. Or grab a brew! It’s going to be a long season.

It’s Been A While…

091811sly_pele Film and football are my passions. I love the process of filmmaking and being on set and I love talking football. Over the last few months I’ve been primarily focused on the film side. I love my job and what I do.

Having been away making movie and TV magic, I’ve still had my face glued to the TV set watching the beautiful game and especially, my beloved Arsenal. And on the eve of the club’s biggest match in the last eight years, it felt like there was no better time to jump back on the blog.

The End of an Era…

article-2326429-19DC48F0000005DC-327_634x422 It’s that time of the week where I send my weekly verbal memo to the lads over @TheFootyShowKCC. In a nutshell…

Twas the season where everyone retired. Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen and of course David Beckham. All legends in their own right. All have had signature moments in football. Sir Alex the best at his craft in England. He’s won it all. He’s managed great players. He leaves a legacy like no other.