Nov 25, 2010

The Special Case of Right or Wrong?

By Simon Glanville

José Mourinho has been labelled many things since bursting on the football management scene, but rarely has he been referred to as a ‘cheat’. Last night, however, his Real Madrid side pushed the boundaries of the rulebook.

Nov 19, 2010

Still not getting it right: Why Man City still have much to do before they win a trophy

By James Phillips

Following on from their last two matches, both goalless draws, it has struck me that Roberto Mancini is going about building a trophy-winning team at Manchester City in completely the wrong way.

Nov 18, 2010

Bright future at Villa Park

By Simon Glanville

Manchester United’s last-gasp comeback stole the headlines from their clash with Aston Villa at the weekend, but the performances of Villa’s young stars should not be forgotten.

Nov 12, 2010

Belgian football on the way up as exciting new talent emerges

By Richard French

Not generally considered as a powerhouse of world football, Belgium have largely had to look on with envy as their prestigious neighbours, France and Holland, have had success at international level. But could that be about to change?

Nov 10, 2010

Why Newcastle should secure the future of Chris Hughton

By Simon Glanville

Newcastle United have long been associated with a gung-ho approach when it comes to managers.

Since their entertaining phase under the great Sir Bobby Robson, the Magpies have struggled for both consistency and stability.

Nov 8, 2010

England would prefer to win the World Cup rather than host it

By Jake Harrison

England’s hopes to host the 2018 World Cup took a turn for the worse recently as it was revealed that the media have “significantly damaged” their bid to host the coveted tournament. But do England really want to stage the World Cup in eight years time?

Nov 5, 2010

The FA bottled it over Redknapp

By Jake Harrison

Manchester United’s second goal on Saturday continues to cause great debate amongst football fans, pundits and even managers alike.

Nov 1, 2010

Football: Just a game?

By Richard French

“Whoever invented football should be worshipped as a God”
- Hugo Sanchez, former Mexican footballer

It unites and divides communities, families and nations. It provides endless hours of waiting room small talk and heated debates in pubs and on radio talk shows. It gives some people their raison d’etre, so why is it that so many people write off football as a mere game?