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Premier League
Why shouldn't Manchester United sack Solskjaer?
09:01 Friday 11th October 2019

Fans tend to view football like an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day. Best enjoy it while you can because good things never last. When things aren’t so good, it’s like a rainy day at Wimbledon: dreary, disappointing, and…

Premier League
Is Solskjaer afraid to push all-in?
09:00 Monday 7th October 2019

In 22 previous attempts, Steve Bruce failed to defeat Manchester United. On the one hand, there’s a first time for everything. Even the Washington Generals won a few games against the Harlem Globetrotters. On the other hand, it’s…

Europa League
2019/20 Europa League Preview
08:00 Thursday 19th September 2019

And God said, "Let there be football on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. And he created the Champions League. And it was good. On Thursday, God rested.  But the Devil rebelled, saying, "Screw that!" And he created the Europa…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer restore Manchester United's aerial threat?
08:00 Monday 16th September 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, bringing his ground-based possession style with him, Premier League aficionados were of two minds. The old school boys claimed the Catalunyan manager needed to adapt his game to English…

Premier League
Why the Premier League transfer window should still be open
12:01 Tuesday 27th August 2019

We are now two weeks and three matchdays into the Premier League season. The transfer window closed before it all began. Teams have no excuses. They know the cards they’ve been dealt. There will be no late deals that may disrupt the squad…

Premier League
Are Premier League match officials undermining VAR?
17:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

The problem with VAR is not that it erodes the human element in football. It’s that it leaves it in place. VAR stands for video assistant referee, not assisted review. It’s a person watching a monitor to make a decision. Instances…

Premier League
The Ballad of Paul and Marcus
08:00 Friday 23rd August 2019

If the Beatles were a football club who would take the penalties? Would it be just one band member? Each of the Fab Four wrote hit singles for the group, including Ringo Starr. In my mind’s eye, I see Ringo more as a goalkeeper, backstopping…

France
Will Real Madrid hijack Neymar away from Barcelona? Should they?
12:00 Sunday 18th August 2019

Neymar Junior stands out among the best of his generation. The Brazilian's dribbling skills, creativity and scoring ability are remarkably delightful. You can watch his video clips over and over again because they are breathtaking.…

Premier League
Lampard stung by transfer ban at Old Trafford
09:00 Monday 12th August 2019

The Premier League’s Matchday One is in the books and there are several things to take away from it even though judging a full season based on one round is foolhardy. You can be certain some teams were ready for the season while others…

Premier League
Forget the money; Does David de Gea deserve the Manchester United armband?
09:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Have you noticed the green and yellow is fading from your Manchester United-related Twitter feed? #MeToo. Like many hot-button issues, #GlazersOut was apparently built for a hundred-metre hurdle rather than a marathon. As the season nears,…

Transfers
Is the Premier League transfer deadline just a different can of worms?
12:01 Sunday 21st July 2019

Last year, the Premier League imposed a ‘voluntary’ transfer deadline on its clubs that falls several weeks before the official UEFA date. The deadline is only voluntary in the sense of the league as a whole. Individual clubs cannot…

Transfers
Is Solskjaer trying to be Sir Alex to Pogba's Ronaldo?
18:14 Thursday 11th July 2019

If you asked Dame Shirley Bassey about Paul Pogba’s allegedly desired move to Real Madrid, the legendary diva might say it was a “bit of history repeating”. At first, you might think that’s because the French midfielder…

Premier League
Are Neymar, Gareth Bale, aces up Ed Woodward's #GlazersOut sleeve?
09:00 Monday 1st July 2019

The #GlazersOut movement continues to rage on social media. Its main points are that the American owners take too much money out of the club and put nothing back. Millions are spent on servicing debt and remunerating a board whose group picture…

Premier League
#GlazersOut farce doesn't help Manchester United
08:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It’s become so easy to outrage an entire populace. Both the Trump and Brexit campaigns managed it. Their blatant lies angered people who knew the facts and riled up supporters who desperately wanted those facts to go away. Once truth…

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…