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Champions League
Ode to Diego Simeone
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle reluctantly. He’s even more reticent about booking players. All that paperwork, I guess. Whatever his reasons, Kuiper’s forbearance makes for a fluid game. Juventus began their Champions…

Managerial News
Positivity isn't easy in the Premier League
09:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Both by design and demand, the influx of foreign managers to the Premier League bring with them a new brand of football. Some implement their tactics successfully. Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte rewrote the record books. Other managers struggle.…

Managerial News
Managing expectations
18:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

Alan Pardew looks like the cool uncle who used to slip you alcohol and let you have drags of his cigarettes at family parties.  He looks like the kind of guy who would go into the lingerie section in Selfridges in December and buy two…

Usa
Big Sam wants US
10:00 Sunday 19th November 2017

The United States does not have a manager. Big Sam Allardyce is intrigued. If the USSF can look itself in the mirror, it’s not a bad fit. If I was sexist, I might liken football fans to teenage girls dreaming about marrying their Prince…

Football
Premier League Poker
19:53 Thursday 5th July 2012

Premier League chairmen have shuffled their pack during the off season and with the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, we now have a full house of managers.Seven new managers along with the 13 others have only just over seven…

Football
Match Report: West Ham 1-1 Watford (West Ham Fan's Perspective)
21:24 Thursday 8th March 2012

The West Ham faithful came down to earth with a bump on Wednesday night after a dour display against a resilient Watford side.The dizzying heights of Sunday's 2 - 0 win at Cardiff were a mere memory as West Ham struggled to find any sort of…