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Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Premier League
Can Manchester City win a treble this season?
12:00 Sunday 8th March 2020

All hopes of a third straight Premier League title may have evaporated at the Etihad Stadium, but Manchester City are still chasing a treble this season. The FA Cup and the Champions League are still within reach and could be added to the League…

America
Will Inter Miami be David Beckham's Waterloo?
17:01 Sunday 1st March 2020

David Beckham tends to do everything except failure in spectacular fashion. While Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and the rest of Manchester United’s Class of 92 made their marks with quiet professionalism, Golden Balls put them in the spotlight.…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Fa Cup
Is Jurgen Klopp disrespecting the FA Cup?
09:00 Saturday 1st February 2020

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sparked a national controversy this week in the wake of his side’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with League One outfit Shrewsbury Town. Klopp revealed that neither he nor any of the Red’s first team playing staff…

Premier League
Solskjaer easy but wrong target at Manchester United
13:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Reasons aplenty exist for Manchester United fans’ frustration with the 2-0 home defeat to Burnley. History backed the Red Devils for 59 years. It denied Clarets boss Sean Dyche in his nine previous efforts. Both Anthony Martial and Juan…

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
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

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
Manchester United in dreamland
08:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Since the Manchester Derby defeat to City, I’ve had a recurring dream. It's odd on many levels, but mostly because I rarely remember my dreams. This one never deviates; the same scene plays out for me every night. Sir Alex Ferguson…

Managerial News
Why taking a rebuilding job is becoming a risk for established managers
08:00 Friday 26th April 2019

For managers, choosing the right job is essential. In the modern-day game when money is more prevalent then ever, the elite clubs from yesteryear are finding it more challenging to compete with each passing season. The project at hand at clubs…

Allsvenskan
Molde coping well in early days without Solskjaer
12:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

The second pair of Champions League quarterfinals began last night. Three Premier League clubs played. Tottenham stunned a lacklustre Manchester City on a Son Heung-min goal to seize the advantage in an all-England tie despite losing Harry…

Premier League
Why a technical director isn't good enough for Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

While he wasn’t their first choice, not even on the radar for that matter, Manchester United fans drove the club to hire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The bread crumbs that led to the little cottage in Norway are evident. Manchester United…

International
Carlos Queiroz: Master and Commander on the far side of football
08:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Whether it’s club or international football, managers love to play god, remaking teams in their image. If that was the case with Carlos Queiroz, Colombia fans would be in for a shock. For eight years in Iran, Queiroz built a crack defensive…