All posts by Mark Tuxford

Lifelong and passionate Ipswich Town fan, devoted to all things football. Freelance journalist.
Football Pundits

The Curse of the Football Pundit

While watching the World Cup coverage from sunny Brazil this summer on ITV and The BBC, I’ve realized a former footballer doesn’t always make quite the same impression when trying his luck at a bit of punditry. It came to my attention that for every good commentator or football pundit expressing their views on the… Read More »


Xavi Signs Pre-Contract with Qatari Side Al-Arabi

Barcelona midfielder Xavi is set to leave the Catalan club in the coming days to sign a four-year contract with Qatari side Al-Arabi. The Spanish International is to earn a mouth-watering €25 million tax-free wage from the deal. The 34-year-old will return home next week after competing with Spain at this summer’s World Cup in… Read More »


Arsenal to Re-Sign Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad in £3.5m Deal

Arsenal have declared interest in re-signing their former starlet Carlos Vela. The Mexican international, who is now with Real Sociedad, has impressed in his three seasons with the Spanish side, playing regular first team football either on the wing or in his more natural forward position, netting 36 goals in that period of time. Vela… Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Confirmed Fit for the World Cup

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has given the country hope and most importantly England manager Roy Hodgson some food for thought today. The Arsenal man returned to England training this afternoon wearing a brace on his injured right knee, with the injury itself believed to be inflamed ligament damage which was sustained in England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador in… Read More »

Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea Close in on £30m Deal for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas

After being informed by La Liga giants Barcelona that he can leave the Camp Nou, former Arsenal maestro Cesc Fàbregas has been the talk of most English towns and cities. Premier League sides have been put on red alert. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with a move in the last few… Read More »

Mauro Zárate

West Ham Complete Signing of Argentine Striker Mauro Zarate

Mauro Zárate officially sealed his move to Barclays Premier League side West Ham United last week. After being linked with the Hammers for some weeks, he finally signed a three-year deal at the Boleyn Ground on a free transfer from South American side Vélez Sarsfield. The Argentine spoke shortly after putting pen to paper. “West… Read More »