The Second Time Around: Manchester City, Manchester United, and the Art of Retaining the Title.

“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 […]

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Bluebirds Over The Mountain. Premier League Week 9 Hitters & Shitters

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 […]

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This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us: Premier League Week 7 Talking Points

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 […]

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Knowing Me, Knowing You (Za-Ha): Premier League Week 5 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 […]

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Still Waiting: Why England’s future stars won’t be thrust into the limelight.

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 […]

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