“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 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.
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
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.
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
And so, just like that, the Premier League season is over. Though it may not have been a classic, there have still been some joyous moments along the way, and with the final ball kicked yesterday, we’re going to take an opportunity to look back on our predictions, review each club’s season, and grimace at […]Read More Premier League 2017/18 Season Review
As another season marches inexorably towards its conclusion and we’re all reminded once again of our own stark mortality, spare a thought for those whose job it is to make Match Of The Day and Sky Sports’ live output somehow enticing for the casual viewer. Europe’s alleged ‘most entertaining league’ has firmly become single-issue after […]Read More Thirty Sixth Degree. Premier League Week 36 Review.