Samuel Luckhurst

United Aren't The First: Van Gaal Has Often Taken Chances With His Defences

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport

Top-heavy and as porous as a sieve, Louis van Gaal's team always invited opponents but had an abundance of options in attack. No, that is not a descri...

Filmmaker Makes Feyenoord V Ajax Look Like Fifa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Sport

No, it's not a demo from Fifa 15, it's the real thing. A freelance cameraman captured the colour, atmosphere and tension in the build-up to Dutch foot...

Ajax Fans Warmly Welcome PSG

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Sport

Ajax fans expressed their disdain for moneybags club Paris Saint-Germain rather amusingly during the clubs' Champions League clash. At the Amsterda...

Ajax Players React In Horror At New Adidas Kit Prank (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Sport

Ajax coach Frank de Boer and his players Siem de Jong, Daley Blind and Jasper Cillessen were given a fright when they were shown mock designs for Ajax...

LOOK: Incoming United Coach Van Gaal's Gif Greatness

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Louis van Gaal is hubristic, offensive, prone to shoving teenagers to the floor without warning and has taken offence to pundits he deems are beneath ...

Arrogant And Offensive Van Gaal Is Just What United Need

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

When Louis van Gaal received his first managerial role in 1991, he told the club director: “Congratulations on signing the best coach in the world."...

WATCH: 8 Crazy Louis Van Gaal Moments (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Now Louis van Gaal is the new Manchester United manager, they should be braced for an occasionally zany, egocentric megalomaniac with a track record f...

Ajax Sign Chronically Ill 8 Year Old Boy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Football clubs spread the goodwill at Christmas time, as players invariably visit unwell children in hospital in an effort to raise their spirits. Aja...

Five Celtic Fans Jailed In Amsterdam Over Violent Clashes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Sport

Five Celtic fans have received jail terms for their involvement in violence before their Champions League match against Ajax in Amsterdam. A sixth ...

Which Club's Training Centre Collapsed Due To The Weather? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport

The adverse weather in Britain was also experienced in Holland, where Ajax's coaching staff and players had a lucky escape after their training roof c...

Barça Edge Out Celtic, Mesut's Marvellous And Chelsea WIn

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport

Mesut Özil hit his first Arsenal goal as the Gunners maintained their 100% record in the Champions League with an easy win over Rafael Benítez's Nap...

England's Footballing Future - Observations From the Factory Floor

Kevin Graham | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Graham

It's very topical to discuss England's failings as a footballing nation, and to be honest I'm a little sick of some of the damning indictments on the national game made by self proclaimed experts. That said, there is a lot of evidence to suggest the problem is getting worse.

Fergie's Time at United Doesn't Mean Managerial Consistency is the Route to Success

Paul Rayment | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Sport
Paul Rayment

I'm sure managerial consistency plays some part in a club's success. Players like to know who they will be playing under before they sign a new contract. However, I don't believe that the reason for United's success was club's managerial consistency

Ajax Fined €10,000 By Uefa For Against Modern Football Banner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Sport

Ajax have been fined €10,000 by Uefa after supporters unfurled an "anti-sheikh" banner against Manchester City during their Champions League group g...

WATCH: Mancini Rages At Ref After City Denied Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

Roberto Mancini, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Agüero could all face Uefa charges after the trio confronted referee Peter Rasmussen at the end of Manche...

PICTURES: Ducking For Cover? Under-Fire City Set For 'Last Chance'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his squad Tuesday's Champions League fixture at home to Ajax is their "last chance" in the competit...

PICTURES: Ajax Fans Protest Against Ills Of Modern Football

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Sport

Ajax's 3-1 win Champions League win at home to Manchester City wasn't just the only notable thing at the Amsterdam ArenA. For in the stands the hardco...

Samuel Luckhurst

POLL: Is Roberto Mancini That Good A Manager?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Sport

Roberto Mancini could not hide the strain as Manchester City conceded another three goals away in the Champions League. The disastrous switch to 3-5-2...

WATCH: The Fall From Grace Of Ryan Babel

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Sport

One Ajax player who will be familiar to Manchester City tonight in their third Champions League group stage match is former Liverpool attacker Ryan Ba...

Edgar Davids Comes Out Of Retirement To Join... Barnet?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Sport

Edgar Davids, the former Holland international, has joined the Football League's basement club Barnet as joint head coach and could also resume his pl...

WATCH: Ronaldo's Second Hat-Trick In Four Days And Benzema's Bicycle Kick

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Sport

Real Madrid warmed up for Sunday's Clásico against Barcelona in sensational fashion as Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second hat-trick in four days and Kari...

Reds Rejected Again - De Boer To Stay With Ajax

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Sport

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial post at Liverpool. The Anfield club have compiled a long li...

WATCH: European Champions Ajax Heckle Milan And Bayern

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Sport

Ajax's last Champions League triumph came against AC Milan 17 years ago, but more memorable than the all-but-two homegrown lineup or Patrick Kluivert'...

WATCH: Van der Sar On The 'Dam (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Sport

Edwin van der Sar has slipped out of the mainstream since he retired from football last year, but the former Manchester United goalkeeper is back. ...

Two-lips In Amsterdam For Clinical United

AOL UK | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Goals in the second half from Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez allowed Manchester United to take a giant stride towards the Europa League last 16 wit...