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Premier League
Surprise, surprise: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not one-dimensional
19:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

A significant bloc among Manchester United supporters think very little of their manager. To them, he is inexperienced and tactically naïve in the dugout and a weak-minded sycophant behind the microphone. In part, their low opinion regarding…

Fa Cup
Like Manchester United supporters, Harry Maguire unimpressed with Tranmere victory
17:01 Monday 27th January 2020

If I wasn’t streaming the FA Cup match from Prenton Park in high definition on a personal computer, I might have believed it was the 1970s or 80s. The pitch was that horrible. On a bright, sunny afternoon, alternate furrows of grass and…

Premier League
Can Harvey Elliott survive the hype?
08:01 Thursday 16th January 2020

Liverpool Football Club is the talk of the town right now, as the Merseysiders require 35 points more to win the Premier League for the first time in their rich history. Jurgen Klopp has created a monster in the North-West,…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti looking for a deep-lying midfield playmaker?
09:01 Wednesday 8th January 2020

James Milner, who went off in the tenth minute, was the closest thing to a member of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred XI to start the FA Cup Third Round Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday. Everton still lost to Liverpool’s youngsters.…

Premier League
Did Solskjaer take a Christmas gift from under Guardiola's tree?
09:00 Sunday 22nd December 2019

Christmas, like Easter and, in North America, Thanksgiving, is meant to be a joyous holiday spent with loved ones. Often, though, tensions rise. In part, you’re not accustomed to spending full days with these strange, annoying people…

Football
Young players to watch in Liverpool's EFL Cup clash
08:00 Tuesday 17th December 2019

Liverpool face Aston Villa tonight in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup but you might have heard there's a slight problem. Twenty first-teamers, including promising youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams, are more than 5,000 km away…

League One
Raging Bull: Can Oxford United gore Manchester City?
15:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The EFL Cup is much maligned by Premier League and Championship alike. Teams rotate. Fixtures pile up. Most involved consider it a blessing in disguise to be eliminated as soon as possible. Oxford United buck that trend in 2019. A stuttering…

Capital One Cup
Were Norwich the perfect Chelsea tune-up for Manchester United?
08:01 Wednesday 30th October 2019

I am convinced that on some level, even if it was only subconscious, most of the Love United, Hate Glazers mob were rooting for Norwich City to run riot over the Red Devils at Carrow Road. The Canaries green and yellow kit recalls the old Newton…

League One
Is Jack Ross Sunderland's loss?
09:01 Tuesday 15th October 2019

When we arrived at the club 18 months ago we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years. Jack has worked extremely hard and helped us achieve stability and I sincerely…

Managerial News
Sacking Pochettino only makes things worse for Tottenham
08:01 Tuesday 8th October 2019

Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip recorded a song called Boots and Hearts, noting that the two items had something in common. When it starts to fall apart, Man, it really falls apart. Mauricio Pochettino should have the tune on his playlist.…

Managerial News
End times for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs?
12:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is the longest-serving Premier League top-six manager. Among all 20 gaffers, only Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe claim seniority. But the 2019/20 campaign's early days are riddled…

Premier League
Should Manchester United start their Rojo Diablo?
09:01 Friday 27th September 2019

Faust is the ambitious German bloke who made a deal with the Devil. As a great many Germans reside in Argentina, it isn’t surprising that a certain Manchester United defender’s full name is Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo. Considering…

Premier League
Did John Terry just game the Chelsea propaganda machine?
08:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

Humans are hierarchal. We need leaders even if it’s only to tear them down. At the same time that we criticise leaders, we expect others within an organization to follow the chain of command. That is why Kepa Arrizabalaga’s behaviour…

Football
Is time wasting in football at its worst?
17:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

Time-wasting. It's an annoyance we've all experienced as football fans. You're down by one goal and the opposition suddenly decides every action is done slower when possible. Goal kicks, set pieces, feigning injuries and making…

Capital One Cup
Is the League Cup still relevant?
08:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As the League Cup makes its return tonight, many have one question. Why? The competition struggles to compete against the FA Cup, never mind the Premier League. The fact it has become more of a promotional exercise than an actual tournament…