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Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

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…

Premier League
Should Liverpool have taken the summer off?
09:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

While the rest of the Premier League hustled and bustled this summer to bring in new players and add to their squad, Liverpool were largely silent. Content with the squad after Champions League success, Jurgen Klopp decided no new big additions…

Premier League
On Liverpool and the Tao of the Transfer Window
19:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

The former United States President, Theodore Roosevelt was a man of action. He both embodied and endorsed aggressive behaviour. Before becoming President, he resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, recruited a motley collection of cowboys,…

Champions League
Britannia Rules the Super Cup
08:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

English football fans are abuzz about Premier League teams annexing both European trophies. Some forget there's a third. At summer's end, the Champions and Europa League winners will meet at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul for the UEFA…

Italy
Domenico Berardi to Liverpool? Too little, too late
17:00 Friday 17th May 2019

When reports broke this week that Italian forward Domenico Berardi expressed a desire to move to Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Reds fans had a good old laugh. In 2015, at 21-years-old, Berardi was a popular commodity. There…

Champions League
Football owes Liverpool an apology
08:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

Forget the world, I owe Liverpool Football Club an apology. Earlier in the week, I questioned whether they were cursed by their association with LeBron James. A supremely talented squad, they appeared poised to come up short in a big moment…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Premier League
What is a Premier League goal worth?
12:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Goals win games; defence wins titles. Recently, the adage metamorphosed into an argument on how to play the game rather than the intended lesson in maintaining a proper tactical balance. Keeping clean sheets is important. Opponents can’t…

Premier League
Fabinho proving his worth at Liverpool
09:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

After beating Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title in 2016, Leonardo Jardim's Monaco squad was raided by European heavyweights. Key players Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy left that summer. Thomas…

Premier League
Can a trip to Anfield save Slavisa Jokanovic's job?
12:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

Bottom of the table, Fulham head north on Sunday for a lunchtime meeting with high flying Liverpool. On paper, it looks like a banker home win. Liverpool sit third and unbeaten at home in the Premier League since losing to Crystal…

Premier League
Mourinho and the art of wielding trust as a management tool
17:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

Consensus decrees managing an elite club’s a different kettle of fish. Why? The answer’s simple. Competition’s about proving yourself. Are you better than the rest? Players and clubs must always ask the question then seek…

Premier League
Why Daniel Sturridge will be important for Liverpool this season
12:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

There was a devastating attacking trio at Anfield before Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane donned red. Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling tormented Premier League defenders for Liverpool beginning with the 2013/14 campaign,…

Premier League
Living hand to mouth with Mourinho
08:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Two things make my life interesting these days. First, I’m a Manchester United fan. Second, I don’t like Jose Mourinho. I imagine the conflicting emotions are a bit like your mother remarrying. No can replace your dad. Everything…