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Premier League
Are Premier League match officials undermining VAR?
17:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

The problem with VAR is not that it erodes the human element in football. It’s that it leaves it in place. VAR stands for video assistant referee, not assisted review. It’s a person watching a monitor to make a decision. Instances…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

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…

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…

Football
England's Problem Isn't Retaining Possession, it's not Wanting the Ball.
23:39 Wednesday 4th July 2012

 35%, 49%, 43% and 32%. These are the quite grim possession statistics that England had in their four games of Euro 2012. Those numbers are not pretty in the slightest but I wanted to explore why these Premier League footballers were so poor…

Football
Match Report: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Newcastle United (Newcastle fan's perspective)
10:26 Tuesday 27th March 2012

So, another week gone, another win added to the tally, was it that simple? Well, for once you could say yes, it probably was. It certainly looks like it's a great time to be a Newcastle fan, let's hope it can continue!Newcastle headed to the…

Football
International Roundup + Technology Debate
23:50 Monday 5th September 2011

International football is all about pride. To play for your country is thehighest honour that can be bestowed on a footballer. All the money of thenational game goes out of the window. This isn't a job, this is representingyour country on a…