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Richard Wyatt

When he's not playing deft flicks and through balls with various 7 a side teams, Richard is either enjoying a good brew or enlightening the world with SoccerCleats 101 and the good ship Twitter. Find him on Twitter if you want to know what a Sweeper/Deep Lying Playmaker looks like!

Francesco Totti Loves a Bit of Tongue

[ot-video type=”youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_D7puL9w0″] When 38 year old AS Roma captain Francesco Totti scored on noted getting chipped aficionado Joe Hart to level the Manchester City- Roma match at 1’s; he established himself as the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history. It’s a record he will hold until he scores another goal …

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That American Goal – Iconic Moments in Soccer and the Boots They Wore

An interesting idea which came up in a chat over tea with Bryan; well at least I was drinking tea, wouldn’t be able to tell you about the gaffer as it was an instant message exchange. But we had this idea of profiling some iconic moments in soccer history, and …

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Anquan Boldin Goes Full Soccer

Sunday night in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers opened Levi Stadium in a match up against the Chicago Bears. Why does this matter to us, we’re reading a soccer gear blog? I hear you ask. Well it allows us to present another addition of NFL players wearing soccer boots! …

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Adidas Predator OG – In The Flesh

Predator OG in Box

A couple weeks ago now, Bryan put up a link on the main page about a deal to be had on the Adidas Predator OG. That was all I needed to log onto the Adidas website and mentally scream, “Shut up and take my money!” I have long been a …

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Pedro Morales Flirting With the Crazylight

I was flicking through my TV guide on Saturday evening and came across the fact that the Vancouver Whitecaps would be playing DC United on TSN 4 (also simulcast on TSN, TSN 3, and TSN 5) , and decided to settle in and be potentially the only person in Canada watching …

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What Boots Are the Newest Semi-Pro International Soccer Players Wearing?

Gibraltar ‘actual occupations’ team graphic is absolutely brilliant http://t.co/J6vnKbpk3r pic.twitter.com/8dgif6ZjnE — Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) September 7, 2014 Plucky little Gibraltar, home of 30,000 British Overseas Territorials on the southern tip of Spain, made their debut in a competitive match today against Poland. Now, because many of you might not be …

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SC101 Player Profile – Martin Ødegaard

Every once in a while a player will emerge on the scene and plays in such a way that you watch them and go, “Yowzers! This player is a special one.” Enter stage right, Strømsgodset’s fifteen year old attacking midfielder Martin Ødegaard. If you haven’t heard of Martin Ødegaard or Strømsgodset, you’re forgiven as both …

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Summer 2014 – Counting Down A Series of Controversial Events

Labour Day is upon us, which if you’re like me and live in Canada means, one last long weekend before the kids go back to school; and one last long weekend of summer before we fall into autumn.  But, I’d be remiss if I let us fall into autumn without first taking …

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Adidas Predator – The Daddy of Slick Marketing

adidas Predator Instinct 94 Detailing (b)

  I discovered football marketing by accident in 1994. I was a 10 year old kid who happened to be playing the original incarnation of FIFA (FIFA International Soccer) for that criminally underrated system called SegaCD (I swear I was one of five people globally who owned one). As the …

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Capital One Cup Second Round – AKA: Why I LOVE Football

So unless you were living under a rock Tuesday afternoon you would have heard about the goings on in the Capital One Cup (that most important piece of footballing hardware). The second round of the Cup is where the big clubs enter, and if you happen to live in London’s …

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Toto is Back and he is Scoring Goals For Fun!

Everyone’s favourite tiny Italian maestro Antonio Di Natale nearly retired on us at the end of last season. He even did a lap of honour and everything! Thankfully, he reconsidered and is playing on for at least one more season, although given how sublime his talent is he could probably play …

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SC101 Player Profile – Eric Dier

Eric Dier

As the European football season is in the process of kicking off, this weekend saw the English Premiership renew acquaintances with our television screens, mobile phones, and computers. As we get into the season, we want to profile some younger up and coming players who you might have only heard …

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Umbro UX-1 Concept – Taking Another Look

Umbro UX-1 Side Profile

It’s been about two months now, since Bryan gave us his review of Umbro’s new concept boot the UX-1. Now it’s a boot which really piqued my interest, and not just because it marks the English brands first true foray into the boot market (the GeoFlare saw a limited release, and little …

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Goals O’Clock at El Clasico? Taking a Look at La Liga’s Big Two in Attack

Silly season in Spain has officially come to an end; earlier today Colombia’s World Cup sensation, Rodriguez, James Rodriguez, signed with reigning UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid, following a an eyewatering €80 million transfer from French side AS Monaco. Rodriguez was the feel good story of this just completed World …

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