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Premier League
What should the Premier League do?
08:00 Monday 16th March 2020

The country, heck, the world seems a stranger place than it did 72 hours ago. From over-filling your trolly with loo rolls and pasta, to a lack of football over the weekend, coronavirus is wreaking havoc. Premier League activities have…

Premier League
Why the FA's transfer window dilly-dallying highlights underlying problems
19:00 Monday 10th February 2020

Association football is a game of small margins, particularly at the highest level. Competing on an even keel is detrimental to success in the long-term, which is why many were left scratching their heads when the Football Association decided…

Fa Cup
Is Jurgen Klopp disrespecting the FA Cup?
09:00 Saturday 1st February 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sparked a national controversy this week in the wake of his side’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with League One outfit Shrewsbury Town. Klopp revealed that neither he nor any of the Red’s first team playing staff…

Football
Should the FA scrap the EFL Cup?
19:00 Tuesday 5th November 2019

The English Football League Cup; a tournament labelled with countless aliases over the years, to the point that one could almost be forgiven for forgetting British teams only contest three major domestic competitions. Currently titled the Carabao…

Womens Football
Record breaking Manchester Derby signals growing appetite for women's game
09:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Women’s Super League showpiece opener between Manchester City and Manchester United was my first live experience of a ladies football match. Like many others, I had watched the summer’s World Cup in France from the comfort…

Fa Cup
Can Watford rain on Manchester City's treble parade?
08:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Due to their dominance, Manchester City head into the FA Cup final as overwhelming favourites to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. Pep Guardiola’s oil-rich Citizens claimed the Carabao Cup in February with penalty-shootout success…

Premier League
Can a winter break help the Premier League in Europe?
12:00 Monday 4th February 2019

For years, the Premier League’s refusal to take a winter break made headlines. England was the only country in Europe's top five leagues to play through the festive season. The Spanish use their nine-day hiatus to dominate Europe.…

Features
The downfall of the Football League Trophy
13:00 Sunday 25th November 2018

Alan Partridge is decked out in his shortest shorts, the underpant lining has long since perished.  He is striding around his room at the Linton Travel Tavern, Dictaphone in hand.  He presses record. ‘David Prutton to host Checkatrade…

Premier League
What Dan Ashworth brings to Brighton & Hove Albion
09:00 Friday 5th October 2018

In a week dominated by Jose Mourinho versus Paul Pogba, the news that Dan Ashworth quit his role with the FA to join Brighton & Hove Albion has flown under the radar.   While perhaps not worthy of considerable attention on the…

England National Team
Wembley Sale: For or against?
09:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Shahid Khan wants to buy England's spiritual home. In a staggering £800 million deal, he has offered to purchase Wembley. The FA would retain Club Wembley, valued at £300 million. The Three Lions would continue to call the stadium…

Fa Cup
FA Cup Final ticket price-hike is scandalous
19:30 Monday 23rd April 2018

The price for success, quite literally, for Manchester United and Chelsea supporters is very dear. The Football Association, in all their usual consummate wisdom, has decided to raise the ticket prices for this year’s FA Cup Final.…

Premier League
Why a Premier League winter break won't help England
09:30 Saturday 3rd March 2018

A Premier League winter break looks increasingly likely to happen. The favoured proposal suggests a staggered break over two weeks in February. Five games from a single matchday would be played one weekend, the other five the following. The…

Womens Football
How has Bibiana Steinhaus performed since her historic Bundesliga debut?
09:00 Tuesday 27th February 2018

When Hertha Berlin played host to Werder Bremen on Bundesliga Matchday Three, history was made. Germany's top-flight witnessed its first game officiated by a female referee. It was a proud day for women in football, not just in Germany.…

Premier League
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United: FA Cup 5th Round talking points leading off with VAR
08:30 Sunday 18th February 2018

Manchester United progressed to the FA Cup 6th Round with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town but the game was not without controversy. Juan Mata's disallowed goal and the wonky offside lines video official Neil Swarbrick was saddled with in his…

Grassroots
Move the grassroots game to summer
09:30 Wednesday 14th February 2018

Grassroot football is the source of Britain's footballing obsession. Without the ability for anyone, regardless age, ability, or location, to pick up the ball, (well, you can't pick up the ball, but you know what I mean), join…