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Managerial News
Imagining the Jose Mourinho testimonial
08:00 Wednesday 29th May 2019

I ate Chinese last night. The fortune cookie spooked me. Ability will enable a man to get to the top but character will keep him from falling. How did they know I was planning to write about Jose Mourinho? The Special One is finding it difficult…

Premier League
The three sides of Manchester United's 2018/19 Premier League season
08:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Robert Evans was a legendary Hollywood producer for Paramount Studios. His fingerprints can be lifted from dozens of Hollywood’s best films, including Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his autobiography,…

Premier League
Past time to break the Manchester United code
08:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Let’s keep this in context. I’m a Manchester United fan of more than 20 years now although too many of my brothers and sisters in arms make that if not difficult, then embarrassing. It’s not a personal issue even though a]…

France
Can PSG hold onto Kylian Mbappe long term?
12:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

What more is there to be said about Kylian Mbappe? At just 20, the youngster's achievements already surpass most footballer's dreams. Already among the best in the world when he burst onto the scene in 2016, his progress in…

Premier League
Does Paul Pogba care too much?
08:00 Monday 18th February 2019

It's said you can't please everyone. I have an ex-wife and therefore know this to be true. Paul Pogba plays for Manchester United whose fans are only too happy to confirm the statement for him. We all know Jose Mourinho made the…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…

Tactical Analysis
How Stephen Hawking explained the central midfielder
17:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Arguably, the most impressive human being to live a full life in the chronological sense was Stephen Hawking, the noted physicist. In his early 20s, he was diagnosed with ALS, a motor neuron disease that slowly paralyses the body. He was given…

Premier League
Must Solskjaer be old school in choosing captain too?
15:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

Every team, even the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, go through tough periods in the season and it’s in those moments that a club captain becomes most vital. It's their job to not only keep themselves motivated but also boost…

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…

Opinion
How did the player become bigger than the manager?
17:30 Sunday 27th January 2019

Football isn't what it once was. Many players hold more power than the manager, if you listen to some, to the extent they determine who stays at the club and who doesn’t. It is now more than the game as there is more to be seen behind…

Features
Why Paris Saint Germain must be wary of Manchester United
12:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Jose Mourinho's third year at Manchester United couldn't have gone worse. The third-season syndrome he loves to deny reared its ugly head. His dream to return the Premier League giants to English football's pinnacle collapsed.…

Premier League
Don't write off Manchester United's top-four hopes
09:00 Friday 28th December 2018

He's only two games into his tenure, but it's fair to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought the feel-good factor back to Manchester United. The Baby Faced Assassin has already added six points to the Red Devils' Premier League…

Premier League
On Ronaldo, Pogba and apples falling from trees
08:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Apples and oranges. Supposedly, you can't compare the two because they're different. You need a sharp tool to peel and slice an apple whereas your fingers will do for the orange that comes conveniently presliced. There is no such thing…

Opinion
Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw: Manchester United must keep the youth movement alive
15:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Prior to the season's start of the season, many expected Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial to exit Old Trafford due to their perceived relationships with Jose Mourinho. Events since prove you can't always believe what you read. [Trust…

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…