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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…

Champions League
Vertonghen concussion latest warning that heart isn't the most critical quality
00:40 Friday 3rd May 2019

It’s said that if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth. Believing fallacies doesn’t make them true, just particularly effective masquerades. Not every lie is spread maliciously. Sometimes we erroneously credit a statement…

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…

Tactical Analysis
Do some players just rub managers the wrong way?
08:00 Monday 28th January 2019

We all encounter people we just can't stand to be around. Take it from me, the worst thing you can do is marry them. When you and your partner have different ideas about everything, it's difficult to build a functional let alone lasting…

Premier League
Will the North London Derby define the 2018/19 Premier League season?
08:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

Do you remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons in which he went up against the Tasmanian Devil? They always began with Bugs tunnelling in from the distance, popping out of the ground and taking a wary look around. "This doesn't look…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: Tottenham still not spending, not spent either
09:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

Tottenham Hotspur’s last campaign can be viewed from two perspectives. In one sense, they regressed, taking fewer points, scoring fewer goals,  conceding more. In another, the Lilywhites over-performed, punching above their financial…

Champions League
Juventus vs Tottenham: Hand-me-down combined X1
09:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Tottenham travels to Turin for its Champions League Round 16 first-leg against Juventus. Both teams are in top form. Most especially Tottenham. Spurs defeated North London rival Arsenal on the weekend. While I was enjoying that…

Champions League
English sides in the Champions League
08:30 Friday 8th December 2017

Well, this is new! Considering what we’ve seen since 2012, English sides are suddenly on the up again. For the first time in history, five Premier League clubs have progressed to the Champions League last 16. The only flaw was that Chelsea…