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Premier League
Why Mauricio Pochettino should take Manchester United forward
09:00 Tuesday 25th December 2018

Manchester United started life after José Mourinho in brilliant fashion. The players were on fire in hitting unfortunate Cardiff City for five. The free-flowing, relentlessly attacking football with results to show brought to mind the…

Capital One Cup
The Carabao Cup is more important to Maurizio Sarri than he realises
16:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

The first trophy on offer in English football is approaching the critical point. After Burton Albion and Manchester City booked their places in the last four last night, the remaining two will be known today. North London rivals Arsenal…

Champions League
Tottenham, Liverpool can't leave it late in the Champions League knockout rounds
15:00 Monday 17th December 2018

Four matches into their Champions League group stage, an unimpressive draw against PSV Eindhoven left Tottenham poised to sink to the Europa League. In their final two games, Mauricio Pochettino's squad somehow found a way to progress…

Premier League
Mohamed Salah back to best at right time for Liverpool
15:00 Friday 14th December 2018

It’s fair to say that Liverpool has been the biggest surprise package in the Premier League this season. Yes, after last term’s success in Europe and fourth-place league finish, much was expected of Jurgen Klopp’s men this…

Champions League
English teams somehow survive Champions League group stages
17:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

This time last year, English football fans were amazed. Their five Champions League teams all qualified for the knockout rounds. Four won their groups. Unprecedented stuff that. Liverpool reached the final in Kyiv. All we could do was…

Opinion
Can Arsenal restore dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur?
08:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

For 45 minutes at least, Arsenal restored dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. Sunday was a day for derbies and the biggest of them all was the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates stadium. The game demonstrated…

Premier League
Will the North London Derby define the 2018/19 Premier League season?
08:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

Do you remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons in which he went up against the Tasmanian Devil? They always began with Bugs tunnelling in from the distance, popping out of the ground and taking a wary look around. "This doesn't look…

Premier League
David Luiz is back to his Playstation version
09:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Back in the day, during David Luiz's first stint at Chelsea, Manchester United legend Gary Neville labelled the Brazilian a "PlayStation defender who played as though he was being controlled by a 10-year-old". The curly…

Premier League
Premier League now more predictable than ever
12:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

You can't say this hasn't been an entertaining Premier League season. Goals are bountiful. The playing style is the most attractive it's ever been. The problem is the results are as predictable as ever.  A team in the…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Premier League
Why Tottenham pose more threat to Manchester City than any other
08:00 Monday 10th September 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's poor record against fellow "Big Six" teams has been well-documented. After recording three wins from 21 outings in all competitions, recent results suggest Spurs are slowly working out how to compete with their…

Champions League
What the Champions League draw means for Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool
08:00 Monday 3rd September 2018

The Champions League draw on Thursday will have produced mixed emotions for the Premier League’s representatives. For Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool it was a very interesting affair. First up Spurs. Placed…

Premier League
Panic in the Stretford End II
08:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

The first time I wrote an article with this title, I applied a musical theme. United had just lost the home half of the Manchester Derby to City. The mood afterward was no less temptestuous than it is in the wake of another defeat to Brighton.…

Premier League
Everton can make Spurs regret their transfer inactivity
09:00 Wednesday 15th August 2018

Top six clubs tend to flex their financial muscle in transfer windows, reinforcing squads and consolidating power. This window differed. Everton signed several top-class players while Tottenham Hotspur became the only team to add…

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