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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…

Premier League
Premier League preview: Is Manchester United in disarray or just disrespected?
09:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester United Football Club achieved a second-placed finish in the 2017/18 campaign; their highest position post-Sir Alex Ferguson. That said, Jose Mourinho's Red Devils eventually finished some nineteen-points off the pace. That gap…

Other Tournaments
Why the World Cup is strangling the ICC
17:00 Tuesday 24th July 2018

The World Cup was a blast. Every nation gave it their all, most in a more positive manner than we've seen in recent tournaments. While France was celebrating its triumph on July 15th, most clubs in western Europe had already opened their…

World Cup
12 Moments to remember from Russia 18
08:30 Tuesday 17th July 2018

It’s over. Everyone is coming home whether they like it or not. For the most part, everyone not only liked this World Cup, they loved it. What’s not to love? France won the tournament. Croatia proved football is the world’s…

World Cup
World Cup Final: France we expected, but Croatia? The Blazers won't go away.
08:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

After an unpredictable tournament packed with memorable moments, France and Croatia will contest the 21st World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. Both sides have worked hard and battled through difficult…

World Cup
World Cup Semi-final: France to lock horns with Belgium for a place in the Final
08:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

They have traditionally been allies with each other in 20th-century conflicts, while sitting next to each other on the map, but for one night they will be the bitterest of rivals as France face Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.  France's…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Will we see maximum overdrive from France and Argentina, group stage minimalists?
09:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

What better way to kick-start the business end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup than an epic heavyweight clash between France and Argentina. Both sides square off at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, with the victors expected to make a deep run all…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: Gut check time for Socceroos against Les Bleus?
08:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

From their four previous meetings, France have won twice, drawn one and lost once against Saturday's opposition. Perhaps the most worrying thing from Australia's perspective is the fact a thumping 6-0 defeat was their most recent meeting,…

World Cup
Who will win the Golden Ball at Russia 2018?
17:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Not to be confused with the Golden Boot, the Golden Ball is awarded to the tournament's best player. Lionel Messi won it under controversial circumstances in Brazil. When he disappeared in the later matches, many felt the award should have…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group C
15:30 Monday 11th June 2018

Group C at Russia 2018 comes with intrigue aplenty. One-time World Cup winners France are the household name; with Didier Deschamps' men amongst the frontrunners to go all the way. Following Les Bleus, who knows what'll happen. Denmark…

World Cup
Punter's Paradise: The IRAIW World Cup Writers Poll
17:00 Friday 8th June 2018

As I write through the night in the shadow of ESPN I take a look at my life and realise what could have been Cause I’ve been googling and tweeting so long That even my old lady thinks my mind has gone But I ain’t ever dissed a player…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho fixing what isn't broken
16:30 Thursday 1st February 2018

In the wake of this lost Premier League season’s winter window, it’s instructive to remember Jose Mourinho’s early days at Manchester United. On one such day, perhaps after his first training session at the Carrington training…

Premier League
Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United: Three talking points for a sad trip home
10:00 Thursday 1st February 2018

The loss to Tottenham at Wembley was a sign just how far from City Manchester United is. It also indicated the Red Devils best hope for a trophy is the FA Cup. Many sides in the Champions League final 16 could beat United and Manchester…

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