Leighton Baines

Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About England's Chances at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

I argue that the English should be more positive about our chances. We're too quick to attack and condemn our boys when they fail to deliver, but rarely offer praise and optimism should they do well. Here are five reasons why English football fans should be more optimistic about England's chances in the World Cup.

Is Baines Staying Or Going?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Sport

Leighton Baines has committed his future to Everton ahead of the 222nd Merseyside derby at Anfield, after signing a new four-year contract. Baines,...

11 Out Of 11: Baines Sets Premier League Penalty Record (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Leighton Baines's late equaliser for Everton at Stoke City on New Year's Day set a Premier League record for penalty conversions. Baines, 29, is th...

Who You Calling Done? Is Cole's Nike Advert An Ego Trip?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

Like him or hate him (who'd actually love him?), Ashley Cole is arguably the best left-back of his generation and one of British football's most decor...

Baines' Chances Of United Transfer Hit By Fractured Toe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport

Everton defender Leighton Baines sustained a broken toe in Saturday's Merseyside derby and could be out for up to six weeks, potentially scuppering hi...

Poland Get 18,000 Tickets For England Match At Wembley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Sport

The Football Association has defended its decision to sell 18,000 tickets to Poland fans for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with England at Wembley. ...

Leighton Baines: England's Best Left-Back Ahead Of Ashley Cole?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Sport

News Ashley Cole was out injured for England's World Cup qualifier with Montenegro on Friday prompted some pessimistic reactions when he is not even h...

Who Could United Buy In January?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United manager David Moyes bullishly said, two weeks ago: "I'm now managing a club which is used to getting close to the final stages [of t...

'There Is A Possibility Nothing May Happen'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted he could make no signings before the transfer window closes. United have had bids rejected for L...

Arsenal Risk Missing Out On Geoffrey Kondogbia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport

Arsène Wenger, like Tom Cruise, can't handle the truth, and defended his transfer policy of not strengthening a squad which has won nothing in eight ...

Arsenal Weigh Up £35m Williams And Michu Offer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Sport

The opening day loss to Aston Villa has provided the kick up the a**e the Arsenal needed and now they are BIDDING FOR PLAYERS. The problem, since ther...

Everton Reject £28m United Bid For Leighton Baines And Marouane Fellaini

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Sport

Everton have rejected a joint £28 million bid from Manchester United for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. An offer for the duo was touted la...

'United Made One Offer And It Was Final'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Sport

Everton manager Roberto Martínez does not expect Manchester United to table an improved bid for Leighton Baines. Everton rejected a £12 million o...

United Rekindle Baines Interest In Double Everton Swoop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United have rekindled their interest in Everton left-back Leighton Baines. Baines could be one half of a United double deal for Everton ...

United Pursuit Of Fàbregas 'Ongoing', Says Moyes

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is "ongoing", manager David Moyes confirmed. The Barclays Premier League champio...

'Rooney Will Stay'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Sport

David Moyes has said Wayne Rooney will stay at Manchester United, despite handing in two transfer requests in three seasons. Moyes, speaking at his...

Everton Reject United Bid For Baines

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Sport

Everton have rejected a Manchester United bid for Leighton Baines. The Toffees told United, whose new manager David Moyes begins work on Monday, th...

Two Midfielders, A Left-Back And A Winger?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United are set for a summer of upheaval that dwarfs the relatively serene transition from Sir Matt Busby to Wilf McGuinness as manager 44 y...

From Baines To Lewandowski: Five Possible Players Moyes Could Sign For United

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Sport

David Moyes has a six-year contract with Manchester United but will have two months to assemble his first squad of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. ...

Who Made The XI?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Sport

Barclays Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie was one of four Manchester United players to be named in the PFA Team of the Year, which was annou...

Baines Produces Another Great Delivery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Sport

Leighton Baines' delivery on the pitch is just as good off it, after he treated a recently bereaved Everton fan to a season ticket in person. As pa...

One Game Away From Wembley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Sport

Everton showed glimpses of returning to their best form in the 3-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay triumph over Oldham. David Moyes' side closed February...

The Indispensables

Sam Peoples | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sam Peoples

Arsenal's performance in the 2003-4 season saw them dubbed 'The Invincibles' after going an entire Premier League season without a loss, a feat yet to be repeated. Fast forward to 2012 and Arsenal now teeter on the edge of losing their third marquee player in two years.

TRANSFER TALK AND RUMOURS: Borini To Rejoin Rodgers At Liverpool?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

Brendan Rodgers gave his first briefing as Liverpool manager on Monday where confirmed he hoped to make at least one signing before the week is out. T...

England's Squad Selection: If I Were a Roy

Matthew Handley | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

I'm willing Hodgson's side to prove me wrong, and like Denmark and Greece before them confound all expectations and march to European glory; unfortunately however, this squad selection doesn't give me much hope.