“The hardest thing is to maintain a level of success that keeps going year after year. There might be several factors involved in it. I have never looked back, always forward.” Sir Alex Ferguson Last season Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City staked their claim as one of the greatest teams English football has ever seen. With 100 […]Read More The Second Time Around: Manchester City, Manchester United, and the Art of Retaining the Title.
The Premier League was somewhat overshadowed this weekend by the second leg of the Copa Libertadores in Buenos Aires, where fierce rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors were scheduled to resume hostilities on Saturday night after a 2-2 draw at Boca’s La Bombanera a fortnight ago. In scenes of civil disobedience that made Brexiteers’ threats […]Read More When A Cock Crows. Premier League Week 13 Hitters & Shitters
The worlds of politics and football reached peak 2018 this week as, in the UK, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab publicly revealed that he had only just realised the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing for trade into the country. Just to reiterate, the person responsible for engineering the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union didn’t […]Read More Venezuelan Train. Premier League Week 12 Hitters & Shitters.
After an emotionally charged week in the world of football, in which a city mourned the sudden passing of its beloved club owner, a farcical reality check arrived just in time for the weekend, as proposals for an oft-slated European Super League were leaked by German publication Der Speigel. The leak revealed that a clutch […]Read More TV Party. Premier League Week 11 Hitters & Shitters.
Football paled into insignificance this weekend, as a heart-wrenching tragedy unfolded at the King Power Stadium following Leicester City’s match with West Ham United. As he does after every home match, Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha boarded his private helicopter in the centre of the pitch along with two business associates and two flight crew. Moments after […]Read More Fantastic Mr. Fox. Premier League Week 10.
While 700,000 people marched on London in a bid to convince the British government to reconsider the multi-lorry pile-up that the current “plan” for Brexit appears to be, and 1,200 people attended Nigel Farage’s Leave Means Leave rally in Harrogate, a further 298,139 were spending their Saturday afternoons reacquainting themselves with the Premier League. After […]Read More Bluebirds Over The Mountain. Premier League Week 9 Hitters & Shitters
“I think we’re capable of beating anybody when we’re on the top of our game. I don’t think we were on top of our game today, so that’s good because there’s room to grow and improve.” Eddie Howe’s comments after Bournemouth’ last outing before the international break spoke volumes about the high standard the Cherries […]Read More Cherry-Coloured Fun: How AFC Bournemouth Are Becoming a Finishing School for Young British Talent.