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Graham Fisher

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Graham is a 46 year old freelance football writer from Salisbury in England. He has a passion for football, in particular, Watford and the team he coaches, Wilton Town. Graham writes opinions and observations for various online sites, www.4sportsake.com, www.soccernews.com, www.sportingo.com and www.soccer-weblog.com. Visit his football club's website at www.wiltontownfc.co.uk

Liverpool fans deserve better. Stevie Gerrard deserves better. Will it get better?

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This weeks postbag sees a letter from one of the most influential players in English football. Soccerlens is very proud to be chosen as...

“Manchester United are champions. They are the best team in the world,” says referee...

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We had an e-mail at Soccerlens this morning from a distraught football official who feels that he has been unfairly castigated by fans, managers,...

Exciting end to a crazy season in the Coca-Cola Championship

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Sunday was a momentous day in the English Championship with the teams going up, getting in the play-offs, going down and staying up, changing...

Manchester City fans – why do you not understand me?

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Looking through the Soccerlens postbag this week we found a letter from a man much in the news at the moment. He has written...

Aston Villa captain or Liverpool bench-warmer?

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Looking through the Soccerlens mailbag this week we came across a letter from a Premier League player who is facing a difficult dilemma. As...

Sage advice for Rafa and Grant (Chelsea v Liverpool preview)

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Photo Caption: Grant thinks Kenyon was joking when Chelsea picked AG as manager - the ironic bit is, Kenyon might have been. Both Avram Grant...

Sorry, your club has no right to be in the Premier League

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Today I want to talk about the Gentlemen's club that each level of football in England pretends to be. Should any team not deemed...

Fabio Capello calls for some English pride

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England boss Fabio Capello has warned his players that those who make themselves unavailable for games without a genuine reason will be putting their...

A letter from Steve McClaren

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I received a letter this morning from former England manager Steve McClaren. (If you believe that, you'll believe anything!) Anyway, I thought I would...

How do you define success?

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As we approach the end of the season and that awful time called 'the cricket season' in England, I thought I would take a...

2007/2008 Premier League Team Of The Season

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It's that time of the season when the player of the season awards start being handed out. It's also the time of the season...

Championship players dare not get promoted

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What a shame it was to see Derby County concede six at home to Aston Villa over the weekend. I'm sure Villa fans and...

Is football more important than life and death?

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"It's just a game. Twenty-two stupid men chasing a ball around a pitch." We've all heard it said. In fact, when our team have...

Help me, I’m a Watford supporter

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One of the many privileges of being a football writer is that occasionally you can be totally self indulgent and write something just to...

The Footballer’s Life: more than just glory, fame and fortune

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So, a twenty-two year old goalkeeper has been charged with blackmail against a Premier League footballer. The story is that currently club less Goalkeeper...

Neil Warnock – The Marmite man of English football – Love Him or Hate...

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All English football fans know all about Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock. He is a manager who you either absolutely love or absolutely hate....

The Magic of the FA Cup – Lost in Memories

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Something very sad happened to me on Sunday 6th April. It was the day that I realised that the FA Cup had finally lost...

Bad behaviour in the Premier League? – Let’s get things in perspective

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There has been an awful lot written this season about the 'respect agenda', the malicious tackles creeping into the game and the hounding of...

Why are Arsenal fans turning on Wenger?

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OK, before I start I need to make a couple of things clear. I'm not a Manchester United fan, nor do I support Arsenal...

Javier Mascherano’s apology and playing ‘hard but fair’

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I make no apologies for returning to the Javier Mascherano sending off at Old Trafford, despite the strong feelings the subject aroused on both...

Fergie, Wenger, Benitez, Grant move over, I could do that, give us a job

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What does being a manager mean? For teams in the Blue Square Premier and the lower reaches of League Two it means a much...

Pele, Best, Maradona or Cristiano Ronaldo? How does CR rank with the best?

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Comparisons can be a pain in the backside. My dad says that nobody was ever better than Tom Finney or Puskas, my older brother...

Why Cristiano Ronaldo is good for football and England

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Roma midfielder David Pizarro has hit out at Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo saying that his tricks are unnecessary and show a lack of respect...

When is a dive not a dive?

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Kevin Thomson is fit for Rangers' UEFA Cup tie against Sporting Lisbon. I am so relieved because I thought he might be seriously injured....

David Bentley – not as good as David Beckham

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"David Bentley is David Bentley, he ain't bloody Maradona." Those were the words of Reading's Irish midfield player Stephen Hunt after the 0-0 draw...

The Other Side of “Respect for Referees”

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Generally I try to steer clear of criticising referees. I am a believer that they have a very difficult job and am in the...

Everton sign 7 year-old Harry Yates – is this too young?

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Everton have beaten off competition from Manchester United and Liverpool to secure the signing of a seven-year-old goalkeeper. Harry Yates will join up with...

Why Mascherano was wrong, Bennett was right and Andy Gray was completely out of...

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There has already been much written and much said about the sending off of Liverpool's Javier Mascherano yesterday in the 'Grand Slam Sunday' game...

The new Umbro SX Flare – A boot to Newcastle’s rescue, and England’s Renaissance?

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SX Valor Following on from the launch of the SX Flare boot, Umbro have now released an 'England' edition of the SX Flare and SX...