“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.
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
This week the news was dominated by a man with a daft haircut who’s spent the last eighteen months locking horns with his boss, being caught on camera laughing at inopportune moments, living off his former reputation, and regularly inviting the question: What does he actually do? In Paul Pogba’s defence, at least he’s furthered […]Read More This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us: Premier League Week 7 Talking Points
After a fortnight in flip-flops revisiting your summer romance, only to discover that, in the harsh light of oncoming autumn, they’re just as dull, frustrating and disappointing as you’d previously suspected before the relentless sunshine, airborne pints and endless nights had convinced you otherwise, it’s nice to return to your multi-billion pound slippers. The gold-leaf […]Read More Knowing Me, Knowing You (Za-Ha): Premier League Week 5 Talking Points.
Now we’re in that strange period of limbo in which the international break hasn’t quite finished and the full programme of club football is still a few days away, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on England’s post-World Cup comedown against Spain, and catch-up with the progress of the youngsters that enjoyed a record breaking […]Read More Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.
The Goth Juice cup kicked into gear this week, with four of the Premier League’s predicted strugglers taking one look at the ever increasing likelihood of having to travel to the Far East for a Tuesday night meeting with Morecambe and firmly demonstrating which side their bread is buttered. The excitement of Huddersfield Town reserve […]Read More Big Wheels Keep On Turning: Premier League Week Four Talking Points
For those of you reading this just days after flunking your A-Levels, it’s worth remembering that for every morale-boosting pearl of wisdom handed down on social media from D-List celebrities that claim they found success after failing their exams, there are a hundred people that have perished in the gutter because they didn’t bother re-reading […]Read More The Lost Art of Keeping a Clean Sheet: Premier League Week 2 Talking Points