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Arteta The Lightning Rod But Wenger Culpable The Champions League Returns - 7 Reasons To Rejoice! Monday Awards - 15th September Tredwell Banned Over Illegal Action Guest Blog - 11 Joys Premier League Fans Will Never Experience Switzerland v England - 9 Thoughts And Feelings Best Of The Web – International Break Thus Far... GOALS, BANT, NICE THINGS Football's Back - NFL Season Preview England v Norway - 8 Thoughts and Feelings Scouting Report - Medhi Benatia

Arteta The Lightning Rod But Wenger Culpable

Arsenal captain has Champions League howler after Wenger's transfer chickens come home to roost. When will he learn? Read More

The Champions League Returns - 7 Reasons To Rejoice!

It's time to get pumped guys, THE BEST THING EVER IS BACK. Read More

Monday Awards - 15th September

Pete's finally finished pissing around on holiday meaning that at long last The Monday Awards are back! He gives the weekend's footy the usual poorly informed and flabby analysis. Read More

Tredwell Banned Over Illegal Action

BREAKING - England spinner James Tredwell charged by ICC for 'chucking' after evidence of illegal bowling action comes to light. Read More

Guest Blog - 11 Joys Premier League Fans Will Never Experience

To the average PL fan the lower leagues may as well be Mordor - miserable, far away and all together rather fanciful. Ross Gibson couldn't love the less glamorous side of English football any more though. He runs us through 11 of his favourite things about life towards the bottom of the pile. Read More

Switzerland v England - 9 Thoughts And Feelings

Pete Starr offers his thoughts on that rarity, an England performance worth savouring. We talk Delph, Welbz, Behrami's schlid and how it's all about the diamond man. Read More

Best Of The Web – International Break Thus Far... GOALS, BANT, NICE THINGS

Some good shizz you may have missed from around the world this week. Contains some corking goals, the odd rotter, nearly the nicest national anthem ever fathomed and Angel Di Maria being an absolute world beater. Read More

Football's Back - NFL Season Preview

Anthony Lewis runs us through the new NFL term. What's happened off the off season, which are the rookies to look for and who will be duking it out for the Vince Lombardi trophy come February? Read More

England v Norway - 8 Thoughts and Feelings

NEW FACES, OLD TACTICS - ENGLAND ARE STILL THE DULLEST PROPOSITION ON THE PLANET. Raking through the turds of last night's Norway game... Read More

Scouting Report - Medhi Benatia

As the dust settles on the transfer window Paddy Malkin takes a look at Europe's most sought after defender this summer. What's so special about Medhi Benatia then? Read More


The Matchpint Blog > Fred Burdon


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Professional Rugby player for Leeds Carnegie and full-time Geordie lad, Fred gives insights on life as a pro sportsman, his hometown (site of his beloved Newcastle United) and life in Leeds as well as occasional chimes about the international rugby landscape.

MatchPint Olympics: Basketball and an American Showcase

By Fred Burdon | Jul. 25, 2012 1:37pm | 0 Comments

MatchPint Olympics: Basketball and an American Showcase

Fresh from a scouting mission on behalf of MatchPint at the GB - USA pre-Olympics Basketball friendly last Thursday, here is what you need to know about the sport at London 2012. Firstly, if you have a chance to go to a basketball game at the Games, particularly one featuring the... Read more>>

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Mystery 2nd Manager Approached: MatchPint reveals FA Cover Up

By Fred Burdon | May. 1, 2012 4:00pm | 0 Comments

Mystery 2nd Manager Approached: MatchPint reveals FA Cover Up

“The biggest plus for Hodgson is that he will lower expectations.” - Mark Perryman, English Football Supporters’ Spokesman, on BBC News. If this is the state of English Football, MatchPint will not stand by and do nothing. Indeed, we have already set to work on sorting this situation out. In order to... Read more>>

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Introducing Fred Burdon

By Fred Burdon | Feb. 1, 2012 2:00pm | 0 Comments

Introducing Fred Burdon

For the first 6 years 6 months and 18 days of my life, sport took a back seat in my life, choosing to concentrate on the more immediate charms of Saved by the Bell, Batman, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (you had to give Zordon time – he was... Read more>>

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