Chris Heal

As of 19 December 2013 02:05 GMT
Favourite Club : Liverpool
About the Author : Studying Sports Journalism at Sunderland Uni. Studio Panellist on The Wednesday Night Sports Show for 107 SparkFm. Views are my own people!

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A shining star for the White Eagles of Euro 2012

13 Jun 2012
by Chris Heal
Since the tournament got underway last week, football fans across Europe now have more knowledge on both of the host nations. You look at Poland ... [More]

The slow decline of Bolton Wanderers

16 May 2012
by Chris Heal
At the turn of the millennium Bolton Wanderers were a side ready to reach the top flight. They made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Worthing... [More]

What's gone wrong at Villa Park

20 Feb 2012
by Chris Heal
Five years ago Aston Villa were starting a period of optimism. New owners, new kit sponsor and even a new club badge to mark a fresh start in the... [More]

The Party with Marty is still going strong

15 Feb 2012
by Chris Heal
Despite Andrei Arshavin and Theirry Henry gate-crashing the party at the Stadium of Light on the weekend, sprits are well and truly up on Wearsid... [More]

Is time up for Wigan, Bolton & Blackburn?

08 Feb 2012
by Chris Heal
These three Lancashire clubs have cemented themselves well since being promoted from the second tier of English football. Bolton and Blackburn ha... [More]

Cisse back in the league where he belongs

04 Feb 2012
by Chris Heal
When QPR put their hands in their pockets for Djibril Cisse I thought that it was very ambitious by Mark Hughes to try and sign him. But, QPR bei... [More]

Racism in football can't be settled by a handshake.

28 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
  Sepp Blatter stated in October that racism should be solved by a handshake between the players which it involves. He received major critic... [More]

The Bell hasn’t rang just yet on Craig's career

27 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
 He has proved he is one of the most controversal characters over his playing career on and off the field. With stories involving his person... [More]

The rebirth of Wrexham Football Club

25 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
In 2007 Wrexham's Ryan Valentine scored the goal that kept them in the Football League against Boston United.  They won the LDV Vans trophy ... [More]

In the Shadows at Arsenal

23 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
Without a doubt Arsenal have an very talented squad, with the likes of Robin Van Persie, Alex Song, Aaron Ramesy just to name a few. However, Ars... [More]

To get to the promised land is more diffcult than ever before

18 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
As usual the Championship seems to be the tightest league in England with one defeat separating you from the bottom half of the table and one win... [More]

Gary Cahill, the right man for Chelsea?

16 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
In recent years Chelsea's defence has been one of their strongest points, but this season with the introduction of Andre Villas Boas and his new ... [More]

Match Report: Chelsea 1-0 Sunderland

14 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
Frank Lampard secured all three points against a resilient Sunderland side that could've snatched a point late on. Fernando Torres' volley which ... [More]

Has football gone soft?

14 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
Its been a debate for years that football has gone to soft. Back in the 1970s and before that, challenges were flying in left and right and centr... [More]

Lambert cooking up the right recipe for Delia's men

12 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
When Paul Lambert took over from Bryan Gunn as Norwich City manager from Colchester who would've thought that he would take them through back to ... [More]

Henry, Arsenal and a sensational comeback.

10 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
August 28th 2011; Old Trafford. Arsenal had just been thrashed 8-2 by arch rivals Manchester United and with that result slipped into 17th in the... [More]

As the famous cliché goes, “It is the magic of the FA Cup"

08 Jan 2012
by Chris Heal
Despite me supporting a Premier League club, the FA Cup Third round weekend is always one of the best highlights in a football calendar year. Whe... [More]

Any chance Liverpool?

13 Dec 2011
by Chris Heal
Being a Liverpool fan as always had its ups and downs since I started supporting them. The fact that I used to live in Manchester didn't help for... [More]

The Europa League may not be just a two horse race

12 Dec 2011
by Chris Heal
Who would've thought it? Three times finalist, Manchester United and top of the best league in the world, Manchester City, both fell at the first... [More]

Match Report: Bolton 1-2 Aston Villa

11 Dec 2011
by Chris Heal
Bolton are now rock bottom of the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa at the Reebok. Goals from Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Pe... [More]