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Premier League
''Twice!''
08:00 Monday 11th November 2019

He won’t but I hope Jose Mourinho decides to remain in the Sky Studio rather than find a new club to manage. He still plays head games now and then, slipping in sly digs at former rivals, but is far more direct and honest when analysing…

Premier League
How will VAR impact the Premier League?
09:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

The Premier League will introduce the Video Assistant Referee this coming season. The system was used at last year's World Cup and in the 2018/19 Champions League knockout stages. The FA Cup even took it on, albeit only in the stadia which…

Champions League
Is VAR ready for the Champions League?
12:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

Beginning with the Round of 16 matches, video assistant referees are part and parcel of Champions League officiating. The technology was applied in Rome and Amsterdam. The decision at the Stadio Olimpico was straightforward. Not so at…

Opinion
Referbees
17:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

Who’d be a referee, eh?  That’s what we say when a referee is being vilified in the press, verbally assaulted by a player, smeared by a manager or physically attacked during a Sunday League fixture in London. Who in…

Champions League
Did Michael Oliver exhibit courage or buckle under pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu?
17:00 Saturday 14th April 2018

The Champions League return leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid had gone beyond expectation. The Italian giants had followed the example set by fellow Serie A side, Roma.  Against all odds, Roma knocked Barcelona from the competition…

Champions League
Buffon's abuse chronically damages grassroots game
21:00 Friday 13th April 2018

Gianluigi Buffon’s veneer of class was punctured in lamentable fashion when his side were eliminated from the Champions League in admittedly cruel fashion. You don’t need reminding what happened, but Buffon’s reaction at the…

Champions League
Thank you Roma and Juventus for reviving the Champions League
08:30 Friday 13th April 2018

For a moment it looked like Juventus were going to go one better than Serie A rivals Roma had the evening before. With just a minute left, the Old Lady was level on the aggregate scoreboard with Real Madrid, having hauled back a 3-0 defeat…

Opinion
Two matches, two continents, more than two questions about VAR
11:00 Monday 28th August 2017

New ideas always draw criticism as people naturally resist change. Two matches on as many continents proved implementing VAR in football is no exception. Leading into the first of autumn's three international breaks, there were two weekend…

Football
Match Report: Bristol City 1-2 Cardiff City (Cardiff Fan's Perspective)
00:07 Sunday 11th March 2012

Two large slices of luck were enough for Cardiff City to beat a spirited Bristol City side 2-1 and take all 3 points in the Severnside derby.Two Joe Mason crosses were turned into their own goal by Bristol City defenders either side of a Jon…

Football
Match Report: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Liverpool (Wigan Fan's Perspective)
14:45 Thursday 22nd December 2011

Wigan and Liverpool played out a pulsating goalless draw at the DW Stadium on Wednesday evening. Going into the game you'd be forgiven for having this one down as an away banker. Liverpool had picked up an impressive 15 points on their travels,…