Ollie Heptinstall

Ollie Heptinstall has written 19 posts for Behind The Goal
Leyton Orient Brisbane Road

Leyton Orient drop into non-league with their future uncertain

May 25, 2014 appeared to be a minor blip for Leyton Orient. A surprisingly good season, the club’s best in 32 years, culminated in an agonising defeat on penalties to Rotherham in the League One play-off final. Soon after, long-standing owner Barry Hearn sold up to wealthy Italian Francesco Becchetti. ‘We’re going to be the […]

Old Trafford, home of Man Utd

Six of the best: Premier League signings 2016-17

Another season in the Premier League is drawing to a close, and with that we can start to rack our brains and take a look at who’ve been the best additions made by clubs over the season. So we will… Idrissa Gana Gueye – (Everton, £7.1m) After being a regular during Aston Villa’s dreadful and at […]

Action shot of Poole Town vs Weymouth

Match of the month: Poole Town vs Weymouth

The Dorset rivals, now playing in different divisions, are reunited for an FA Trophy 3rd qualifying round clash. Ollie Heptinstall was at Tatnam on Saturday for ‘El Jurassico’   Such has been AFC Bournemouth’s meteoric rise to the Premier League, neighbouring Poole Town’s success has somewhat slipped under the radar. The Dolphins, under the shrewd […]

Robbie Fowler, one of the best second spells at a club

Six of the best: Second spells at a club

They may say ‘never go back’, but as Paul Pogba prepares to take to the field as a Red Devil once again this evening, we take a look at six players who have excelled in their second spell at a club Embed from Getty Images   Robbie Fowler – Liverpool (1993-2001, 2006-07) Nicknamed ‘God’ at Anfield, it’s fair […]

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Premier League side Liverpool

Premier League 2016-17: Unfancied Liverpool could surprise a few

After tipping Portugal to do well at Euro 2016, Ollie Heptinstall fancies Liverpool to be the Premier League’s dark horses Jurgen Klopp’s first season at Anfield was always going to be eventful. After replacing Brendan Rodgers in October, the Reds reached the final of both the Europa League and Capital One Cup. That they lost both was […]

Wigan are crowned League One champions

League One preview 2016-17

After Burton shocked everyone to join Wigan and Barnsley in winning promotion from League One last season, you’d be a mug to try and predict how this season will pan out. But we will anyway… Title contenders Another season in League One for Sheffield United and another manager. The Blades were heavy favourites last season […]

League Two action

League Two preview 2016-17

There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about League Two. 3pm Saturday kick-offs, terrible pitches, dilapidated old grounds, bovril, reasonable admission prices, being able to shout “get it in the bloody box” without feeling like a dinosaur. It’s how football used to be, and we love it. Here are the runners and riders for another campaign in the […]