I'm a freelance broadcast and online journalist who says what I see, but what I see is worth saying. I have worked for Sky, BBC, ITN and bwin.com (amongst others) and I am also a scout for FC United of Manchester. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Follow me on twitter @bainesyDiego10

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  • jake grice posted 2562 days ago

    jake grice

    I was actually just reading that one. Never been on that site before seems good from what ive seen so far any more sites to recommend? The fan written articles are generally a lot more interesting than the repetitive boring speculation from most sport sites.

  • jake grice posted 2562 days ago

    jake grice

    I didn't realise you wrote for other sites just caught your article on Hazard for Sky/Fanzone, good stuff as usual.

  • Sports Lover posted 2596 days ago

    Sports Lover

    Cool articles!

  • deathlove 70 posted 2644 days ago

    deathlove 70


    This man called Amir Sayoud.

    it occured in Egyptian Cup [Al Ahly vs Kima Aswan] two years ago when he was playing for Al Ahly

  • DYRO posted 2646 days ago


    Great CFC articles man

  • moey kulaifi posted 2670 days ago

    moey kulaifi

    john i love Ur videos especially neymar's and ronaldinho's.

  • Roderick Walker posted 2702 days ago

    Roderick Walker

    Hi john. You are Dumb.

  • Jake Nazar posted 2704 days ago

    Jake Nazar

    Hey John. I've been following CFC on the site for a good number of years and I just recently read your webchat and my response to some of the questions you posed are this: Mourinho for me is still the best option, I think questioning the competition level is foolish. You could say that for Man Utd in 2011. Or Man Utd right now for that matter. Still the best option b/c while he may not bring in young players he consistently finds the right players for what he needs and wins. I also agree Joachim Low is a perfect option. I think Guus would be great in a Sporting Director role as well.

    For signing players I agree we need a holding midfielder. I think we need an energetic player like Ramires but one who is good with the ball. Vidal is a very smart option. Jack of all trades really. I'd love Fellaini as well. Just depends on the price. Going forward I agree we need a guy with just pure pace. I honestly doubt we could sign Pedro but I would look for James Rodriguez from Porto. He has boat loads of pace and dribbling ability, his control is perfect, a fantastic playmaker. He truly is a world-class talent. Definitely a player I'd like to see join.

    Anyway hope to read more, your pieces are quite good and these are just some of my thoughts.

  • Adam Wood posted 2705 days ago

    Adam Wood

    Hi John, long time reader, first time poster. What makes the best footballer? Natural talent or athletic ability? Many people suggest that as long as you’re athletic you will succeed in football. Whereas examples such as Gazza, John Barnes and John Hartson suggest you can get away with being slightly top heavy and still succeed at the top level? Would Usain Bolt, if given the correct training at the right age, have succeeded at anything he tried his hand at? I couldn’t see Gazza doing too well in the 100m. Thanks and regards, TigerWoods2004XboxOriginalGangstar

  • Sports Lover posted 2736 days ago

    Sports Lover

    Just fan added you