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European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

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…

World Cup
World Cup Semi-final: France to lock horns with Belgium for a place in the Final
08:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

They have traditionally been allies with each other in 20th-century conflicts, while sitting next to each other on the map, but for one night they will be the bitterest of rivals as France face Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.  France's…

Premier League
Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace: Willian's endless fine form and more
08:00 Sunday 11th March 2018

It’s been torrid times for the Blues. Five defeats in their last ten, Chelsea is hanging onto their Premier League Champions status like a delinquent tenant trying to avoid the landlord. Against Crystal Palace, though, the Champions were…

Premier League
Three stand-out performers from Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace
21:30 Saturday 10th March 2018

Despite being Premier League champions, Chelsea welcomed Crystal Palace to the Bridge with history not on their side. In fact, the Blues had lost their last two games to the Eagles at home. Coming into this one, though, Roy Hodgson…

Opinion
Tottenham vs Arsenal: 5 things we learned
21:47 Sunday 30th April 2017

St. Totteringham Day has been cancelled; Tottenham opened up a 17 point gap between themselves and Arsenal with a 2-0 victory. A Dele Alli goal and a Harry Kane finish were enough to see off an abject Arsenal.  Here are 5 things we learned.…

Opinion
Taking the Mkhitaryan
18:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm quite sure Antonín Panenka had no inkling of the far-reaching legacy he was about to gift the world of football as he lined up to take his crucial spot-kick for Czechoslovakia in the European Championship final of 1976. I mean, he may have…

Features
Football Manager Versus Arsene Wenger's Transfer Policy
09:00 Friday 31st May 2013

Football Manager isn't a game, it isn't "just a database" as some 'spotty oik' called it when I was about to buy it from his store a few years ago, it is in fact a way of mind.That said I have often wondered what would happen if Arsene Wenger…

Football
Match Report: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland (Arsenal Fan's Perspective)
10:48 Sunday 19th August 2012

The start of the 2012/13 season was a frustrating one for Arsenal, who drew 0-0 against Sunderland on a sweltering day at Emirates Stadium.Despite the departures of Robin van Persie and Alex Song, there was an unusual sense of optimism coming…