Samuel Luckhurst

Chile Con Carnage: Where Did It All Go Wrong For Spain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Sport

Spain became the third World Cup holders to crash out at the group stage this century following a 2-0 defeat to Chile in the Maracanã. The loss, c...

Barcelona Unveil New 2014-15 Nike Kit (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport

Barcelona have unveiled the new Nike home kit they will play in under Luís Enrique during the 2014-15 season. Playing on their Masia identity, Bar...

'We Deserve The Title Because It's Been A Difficult Season' - Xavi (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Sport

Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes the club "deserve" to win La Liga ahead of Atlético Madrid on the basis of a "difficult" season. Despite a turb...

WATCH: Barcelona Transfer Ban 'Unjust', Says Xavi (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has labelled the club's transfer ban "unjust" ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Atlético Madrid...

Time to Dial 999 at Old Trafford?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The arrival of Mata in the North West will certainly remove some of the burden from the young winger - and it is a clear rallying call and statement of intent from the Manchester United board. They might be down, but they're certainly not out. Yet.

Time to Hit the January Sales?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The January sales are a long-standing British tradition - and football clubs across the country will have their shopping trolleys at the ready, as they enter the second half of their respective campaigns.

Why the Premier League Will Rule Europe

Blair Ferguson | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Blair Ferguson

When the draw was made on Monday morning, there will have been football fans the world over that wrote off the chances of Manchester City and Arsenal. Had this have been last season, then I would have agreed. This time around, however, I don't.

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

Isaac Leigh | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.

How Barcelona Can Get Neymar, Messi and Fernando Torres To Be A Success

Adam Bond | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Bond

With Neymar going to Barcelona it brings some unanswered questions on just how manager Tito Vilanova will get the best out of Messi, Neymar, Iniesta, Pedro, Sanchez, Villa (if he is still there) and Tello, he can't play all of them... so what does he do?

Three Amigos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Xavi have all signed new contracts with Barcelona. Messi, 25, will ink a new deal until 2018 "in the coming weeks", ...

Happy Birthday Paul Scholes, Here's His Greatest Compliments

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Sport

Paul Scholes once said "I am not a man of many words, but I can honestly say playing football is all I have ever wanted to do." That was when he annou...

Size Doesn't Matter in Football - It Never Has

Richard P Martin | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Sport
Richard P Martin

Height is no doubt important in certain positions on the pitch, for goalkeepers, centre-backs and even holding midfielders. But when it comes to creative players, whose primary aim should be to use the ball well, analysis shows that height is about as relevant as taste in music.

Spain May Be 'Boring', But They're the Greatest International Side Of All Time

Matthew Handley | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

Call them 'boring' if you want, but this Spanish side is the greatest the world has ever seen. And the scary thing is, they're not even done yet...

The Greatest Midfielder of His Generation

Freddie Clamp | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Sport
Freddie Clamp

He is one half of Barcelona's passing carousel, as Sir Alex Ferguson called it. He is the glue that binds the World's best club team and the World's best team together. Standing at 5"7 one wouldn't have thought that Xavi Hernandez would be the supreme footballer that he is.

Number 10 is the Key to Success

Jonny Boyle | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport
Jonny Boyle

Some would have you believe that defence is the most important part of a football team, mentioning that if you don't lose goals then you can't be beaten. Others think that scoring goals is the most vital aspect, Pep Guardiola included "The most difficult thing in football is to put it into the net. Scoring goals is the hardest thing there is."