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Charles Vincent

Charles Vincent is nuts about football and its history, but can't play it for nuts. He was born in 1966, the year England won the World Cup.

Malaysian goals: Score them, keep them

NOV 9 — Following the setback that our national team suffered against Singapore in the World Cup 2014 qualifiers in July, I was asked this question... READ MORE

Buoyant Blues as Devils despair

OCT 23 — There is an interesting statistic that is unique to Manchester City in this first three months of the English Premier League, which also... READ MORE

Chicken or egg? Venky’s plumps for Shebby

SEPT 5 — For some, he is the reason why football fans dislike football pundits on TV, but to the majority of them across the continent, especially... READ MORE

It’s déjà vu in Europe

APRIL 26 — I like history and I like football. Putting them both together I find that statistics outweighs form when it comes to predicting the... READ MORE

In defence of Arsene Wenger

MARCH 19 — Being a long-time follower of English football, I would have to give due credit to Arsene Wenger for what he has done for Arsenal. It’s... READ MORE

Arsenal v Man Utd: Surprise in store tonight

MARCH 12 — There are times when one just has to surrender to the gods any sense of understanding why football competition draws are the way they... READ MORE

Players of a lesser Cup

FEB 27 — Not many know this but, tonight’s match between Arsenal and Birmingham City in the Carling Cup Final marks the 50th anniversary of the... READ MORE

Oh Carroll, Reds are but fools

FEB 6 — As a fan of Newcastle United, it is beyond comprehension that the transfer window ended on Jan 31 with Andy Carroll moving from Tyneside to... READ MORE

London rivals hold same comeback hopes

OCT 3 — If you needed any convincing that Chelsea should be set on a win or, at worst, a draw against Arsenal tonight at Stamford Bridge (Astro... READ MORE

Big boys’ toys — rewriting the Blues history

SEPT 25 — Now here’s a little bit of trivia which has been around for decades. It is also a popular question at pub quizzes every now and then.... READ MORE