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Premier League
What should Jose Mourinho do next?
17:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Jose Mourinho's move to Manchester United was met with glee from the Old Trafford faithful. The self-proclaimed Special One was tasked with getting the good times rolling once again. For twelve months or so, the Portuguese worked his magic,…

Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Spain
Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…

Premier League
Ander Herrera: Last of the old school club men?
08:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

Manchester United play deadly football these days rather than suicidal. Under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have won eight from nine games, drawing their most recent against Burnley. Players are enthused and rejuvenated…

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Perfect 10: Marcus Rashford Proving To Be Valid Successor For Wayne Rooney
15:01 Sunday 27th January 2019

On 27 November 2018, Marcus Rashford led the line for Manchester United in their Champions League home game against BSC Young Boys. Early in the first half, he put a golden opportunity to open the scoring wide. Under-fire manager Jose…

Managerial News
Equal Time: Pochettino doesn't need trophy for job security
09:00 Friday 18th January 2019

Only one team among the Premier League top six hasn’t won a trophy in the past ten years: Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. To be fair, it's only been his team for half that time but given the short shelf life of Premier…

Spain
Does Real Madrid need José Mourinho?
17:00 Sunday 13th January 2019

Reports have it that Jose Mourinho has been compensated by Manchester United to the tune of £15million following his abrupt sacking at Old Trafford. That clears the way for the Portuguese manager to move on to another job. Although he…

Premier League
Why Mauricio Pochettino should take Manchester United forward
09:00 Tuesday 25th December 2018

Manchester United started life after José Mourinho in brilliant fashion. The players were on fire in hitting unfortunate Cardiff City for five. The free-flowing, relentlessly attacking football with results to show brought to mind the…

Premier League
Old haunts no haven for cast-out Mourinho
09:00 Monday 24th December 2018

So the sword has finally fallen. Jose Mourinho is out at Manchester United. Poor results, poorer performances and disharmony everywhere have brought an end to his stint at Old Trafford. For Mourinho, it represents a second successive failure.…

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The Carabao Cup is more important to Maurizio Sarri than he realises
16:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

The first trophy on offer in English football is approaching the critical point. After Burton Albion and Manchester City booked their places in the last four last night, the remaining two will be known today. North London rivals Arsenal…

Premier League
How the middle class survives in the Premier League
17:11 Tuesday 18th December 2018

In early November, I tried to wrap my head around the way the Premier League was separating itself from life rather than imitating it as we expect. Well, it's doing it again. While ineffective left-leaning political parties in Britain…

Premier League
Why Manchester United were left with no choice but to sack Jose Mourinho
12:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

Well, there you have it. Manchester United chose to relieve Jose Mourinho of his duties following the damning 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. The Red Devils sit a massive nineteen points off Premier League top spot. We're in December.…

Premier League
Equal Time: Keep Pogba; Sack Mourinho
10:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

So, it seems Jose Mourinho’s third-season syndrome isn’t a myth after all. Manchester United stumbled out of the gate in August and rather than stabilise the squad, Mourinho's rhetoric sounds increasingly resigned to the situation.…

Premier League
Equal Time: Keep Mourinho; Sell Pogba
09:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

Of all his Saturday afternoons, last weekend's wasn't the best for Paul Pogba. The 4-1 win over Fulham increased the speed of his fall from grace at Manchester United. It has now become clear the Red Devils need to sell. Events on the…

Premier League
Does Marcos Rojo hold the key to Manchester United's defensive solidity?
17:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United this season have been mightily un-Mourinho like. The Red Devils have shipped goals galore, which likely all stems from the failure to invest in a new centre-half during the summer. With Eric Bailly making…