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Ross Mackiewicz

Aspiring football writer & broadcaster. Currently writing for a number of websites including 'Soccerlens' as well as being the chief sub-editor for 'Football Italiano'. Ever since I witnessed Alan Shearer bury a header against Scotland at Euro 96 at a rapturous Wembley Stadium, I instantly fell in love with the game. I am also a season ticket holder at my boyhood club Aston Villa. [ Twitter: @RossMackiewicz ]

England v Italy Euro 2012 Quarterfinal Preview

The final quarter-final of Euro 2012 takes place this evening as the Azzurri tackle Roy Hodgson’s England in Kiev with the winner setting up...

The Exhilaration Of Being A Premier League Fan

Having the opportunity to watch the world’s best football league week in and week out in person, is a very special privilege. Having had a...

Football Travel: Best European Cities To Watch Football In

You can travel to just about any different city throughout the European continent and your footballing experience will differ in one way or another. Here...

The 2011 Cosmos Copa tournament set to kick-off on July 9th

The annual Cosmos Copa is once again on the horizon with 16 ebullient teams gunning for glory. In what will be its third consecutive...

Can Thiago Alcantara force way into Barca reckoning after committing long-term future?

Thiago Alcantara has signed a two-year contract extension at Barcelona - subsequently warding off any potential suitors. After impressing in Spain’s European Under-21 Championship...

How the mighty have fallen: Unexpected relegations

Argentine giants River Plate are enduring the bleakest period in its 110 year existence after succumbing to what seemed nothing more than an improbable...

Andre Villas-Boas to bring youthful exuberance and flair to Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas will become the seventh Chelsea manager in the same number of years as owner Roman Abramovich activated his staggeringly high release clause...

Steve McClaren back in English football hoping to inspire Forest renaissance

It has been 1305 days since Steve McClaren stood sombrely alone clutching the handle of an umbrella on a rain-sodden night at Wembley as...

Manchester United enter the race to sign Alexis Sanchez

It seemed a foregone conclusion this time last week that Alexis Sanchez would be ending his fairytale stay at Udinese to seek pastures new...

A new matador making his way to Aston Villa? Roberto Martinez

Somewhat ironic that Aston Villa’s Hollywood supporter Tom Hanks starred in a film called ‘The Da Vinci Code’ where he made more luck at...

Probable contenders for Villa Park hotseat

Gerard Houllier’s mutual departure from Aston Villa last week has left us all guessing as to who will take over the reins at Villa...

This season’s miracle, Eric Abidal

We tend to forget due to our overwhelming passion, that football is just a game. We perceive it as so much more as we...