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International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

England National Team
The hole in the middle of Southgate's England squad
17:00 Friday 7th June 2019

What is it about England and semi-finals, eh? The Three Lions had the opportunity to end their last four hoodoo in the UEFA Nations League last night, but once again, after starting well, England predictably handed it to their opponents on…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
Tottenham's tested patience finally rewarded with new White Hart Lane
09:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

The new White Hart Lane finally opened over the international break. Expect Tottenham to play their next home game at the freshly minted ground. Spurs anticipated opening the ground midway through the 2017/18 season, then to open this…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Premier League
Kyle Walker, Liverpool and the Premier League's dying sense of humour
17:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

In the long list of title race mistakes, Kyle Walker’s tweet is unlikely to win any awards. Compared to Kevin Keegan’s raving or Rafa Benitez’s 'facts' it wasn’t even very entertaining. Manchester City fans lapped…

Premier League
Why Liverpool were right to throw money at the problem
12:00 Saturday 11th August 2018

After years of reluctance, Liverpool have registered their place among top clubs willing to dominate the transfer window. During the silly season, there is always one club much sillier than the rest. Quite often, it's Real Madrid but…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: Can Manchester City do it again?
08:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester City tore the Premier League apart last season. Pep Guardiola masterminded a complete annihilation of the opposition as City left every other team for dead. Even second-placed Manchester United were so far behind they seemed to have…

Transfers
Why Tottenham must hold onto Toby Alderweireld
17:00 Friday 3rd August 2018

There hasn't been much glee at Wembley. Instead of strengthening, Tottenham Hotspur is sweating to hold onto key players. Toby Alderweireld leads the allegedly disgruntled group. At whatever cost, Spurs must keep the Belgian.  All…

Premier League
Manchester City's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in defence
15:00 Saturday 2nd June 2018

Manchester City had the best defence in the Premier League this season. In 38 matches, they conceded only 28 times. Praise was attributed largely to the rapid pressing once they lost the ball. However, the Citizens' back four did a…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls on defence?
08:00 Friday 25th May 2018

England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup was announced last Wednesday. The pressure is mounting on Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions manager has only two friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica to perfect his system…

England National Team
The top 10 English footballers
12:00 Tuesday 1st May 2018

England invariably find a way to disappoint in major competitions. The Three Lions’ players, however, shine regularly for club sides. So, who are the best English footballers?    Based on ability, form, and potential, here…

Premier League
Why Manchester City was deservedly crowned Premier League champions
13:00 Monday 16th April 2018

The expected happened on Sunday, albeit at an unexpected time and place. Rock-bottom West Bromwich Albion's 1-0 win at Old Trafford saw Manchester City crowned Premier League champions. It's been an incredible season for Man City. Pep…

Premier League
Why you shouldn't hate on Tottenham if they don't win a trophy this season
09:00 Monday 16th April 2018

Call me biased; I don't care. Tottenham's performances at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and at Wembley versus Manchester City were equally inspiring even though the scorelines were reversed. Spurs made history when they defeated…

International
International Friendlies: England 1-1 Italy: three stand-out performers
09:30 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Are we dreaming or did England just put in two quality performances back-to-back against European giants? Okay. Two European giants not going to the World Cup. Still. After comfortably dispatching the Netherlands in Amsterdam for the first…