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Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Premier League
Sheffield United showing defence is the best form of attack
19:01 Monday 23rd December 2019

When Sheffield United finished as runners-up in the 2018/19 Championship season, earning promotion in the process, I think it's fair to say The Blades were amongst frontrunners to be relegated from the Premier League at the first time of…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Premier League
Top-six hopes on the line when Blades invade Molineux?
09:00 Saturday 30th November 2019

The Premier League boasts a unique mixture of tradition and unexpected surprises. The same clubs are always expected to challenge for honours and the Champions League but, every season, a new dark horse gives them a run for their money. Leicester…

Premier League
What does the future hold for Dean Henderson?
08:01 Wednesday 27th November 2019

Sunday's clash between Sheffield United and Manchester United, a nail-biting 3-3 draw was the stand-out fixture on the weekend following the international break. The only disappointment from the encounter was Dean Henderson's absence.…

Premier League
Manchester United have themselves an Andreas Pereira problem
19:00 Monday 25th November 2019

Manchester United have been trending downwards since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to hang up the clipboard, that much is obvious. From David Moyes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and everyone sandwiched in between, this club has been fighting a losing…

Premier League
No 'Songs of the North' at Old Trafford
08:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Bobby McFerrin would never make it in Manchester's red half. His philosophy is turned upsidedown on the Old Trafford terraces. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to rebuild the squad from the academy up, all you hear on social media is, 'worry; don't…

Championship
Ollie Watkins: Brentford’s Next Big Sale?
14:31 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Brentford’s indifferent start to the season simply doesn't do justice to Ollie Watkin’s own heroics. Converted from wide playmaker to central striker by Thomas Frank, Watkins already boasts ten goals in sixteen matches…

Reviews
Book Review: Colin Grainger - The Singing Winger
15:01 Saturday 16th November 2019

When reading footballers’ autobiographies, I often get the impression their ghostwriters had the devil of a time getting anything interesting out of them. Picture some overpaid hack begging an ex-international to say something interesting,…

Premier League
Why Jack O'Connell is key to Sheffield United's top-half push
12:01 Saturday 9th November 2019

From the newly promoted teams, Sheffield United has easily been the most impressive. The Blades sit sixth in the Premier League thanks in no small part to an immensely stern defence. Jack O'Connell has been a real force at the back…

Premier League
Have attacking full-backs become the recipe for success in the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 7th November 2019

Football, like humanity, has evolved. The beautiful game is now mingled with technological advances, resulting in unique tactics, giving it a competitive edge like never before. Similarly, the Premier League has also seen a surge in its competitiveness.…

Premier League
Should Dean Henderson extend his stay at Sheffield United?
08:00 Thursday 24th October 2019

At a time when Manchester United are enduring mediocrity, one of their own is punching above his weight in a different environment. Moving upwards in the Premier League ladder, Dean Henderson continues to thrive under the microscope…

Premier League
Who will break out from the three new Premier League teams?
08:00 Friday 9th August 2019

Whenever a team attains Premier League promotion, the pressure’s magnified on them to produce goods. Of course, their ultimate objective is to avoid immediate relegation. Yet, knowing how some promoted sides have evolved into…