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David Moyes: The laughing stock of football

David Moyes: The laughing stock of football

The first team has been relegated from the Premier League this week, and who else would send a team down to the Championship than David Moyes? From his abysmal decisions at Manchester United to this. A team that has been in an uphill battle for most of the season has now been brought back down […]

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Joey Barton Banned from Playing Football for 18 months

Joey Barton Banned from Playing Football for 18 months

Barton, a Burnley midfielder, is well-known for getting into trouble by the F.A. This time, he’s got into more mischief by placing bets on certain football matches. The 34-year-old found himself back in the ‘dock’ for placing bets on the outcome of games – many involving his own clubs! This talented and combative footballer has […]

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Will Lincoln City be able to cope in League Two? IMO #13

Will Lincoln City be able to cope in League Two? IMO #13

I’m Will from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, I am a keen journalist and sports fan, that is why I’m re-launching my sport-based series of articles called IMO (standing for ‘in my opinion’).  I will add to this series once a month, so you can always look forward to some new sports articles arriving at the YJA website!   […]

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How Lagos slum is producing top Nigerian football talent

How Lagos slum is producing top Nigerian football talent

Nigeria’s so called ‘tough’ slum has been producing some of the very best when it comes to international football, so this leads many people on to the question of why such a small community could do such an amazing thing. It is one of the most vicious places in Nigeria, yet they are defying all […]

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Mourinho Regrets Schweinsteiger Move

Mourinho Regrets Schweinsteiger Move

32-years-old Bastian Schweinsteiger has left joined Manchester United to play for Chicago Fire and has scored on his debut for his new club. At the time of his departure, the German midfielder quoted, “I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United, but I am grateful to the club for allowing me the […]

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Sanchez and Ozil would be mad to stay at Arsenal this summer

Sanchez and Ozil would be mad to stay at Arsenal this summer

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has confessed that he thinks Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil want to stay at Arsenal; however, critics believe that this may be a stupid decision as the team is completely underperforming. Why these players are choosing to stay at a club who are supposed to be world class is insane – […]

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Arsene Wenger needs to call time on Arsenal tenure

Arsene Wenger needs to call time on Arsenal tenure

  Let’s not beat around the bush, Arsenal are in crisis. The Gunners’ season has descended into such a tangled mess that even their annual achievement of reaching the top four seems threatened amid shock defeats and whimsical performances. Arsene Wenger’s head has never been so comfortable on the chopping block, yet only the fans […]

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My Top Five Worst Refereeing Mistakes of all Time

My Top Five Worst Refereeing Mistakes of all Time

Lincoln City have just been knocked out of the FA Trophy, following a highly controversial penalty decision in extra time. Of course, the referee’s decision must be final, the game’s integrity relies on it, but nevertheless there have, over the years, been some out and out howlers. Here’s my countdown of classic errors made by the […]

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Middlesbrough Sack Manager

Middlesbrough Sack Manager

Aitor Karanka has officially been sacked from his role as Middlesbrough manager. This sad news was announced on March 16th, 2017. Karanka joined Middlesbrough as their manager in 2013. In the 2015/16 Championship season, they were promoted after finishing second. At the start of the Premier League 2016/17 season, Middlesbrough started a solid season by […]

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YJA Away Days: Arsenal – Lincoln City

YJA Away Days: Arsenal – Lincoln City

What an incredible journey it has been for Lincoln City this season – nothing short of breath-taking. While it proved a 5-0 bludgeoning that saw the fairy-tale come to an end, it won’t serve to undermine what will continue to be seen as both a historical and magical achievement. After all, for a team plying […]