STEVE BRUCE has left the building and possibly the worst job he has ever endured. Hated by the Newcastle United fans, a servant to an owner who was equally disliked, and living on borrowed time after the club was taken … Continue reading Football managers and their kind – very few are winners
THEY used to say that when there was a 1 at the end of a year, Tottenham Hotspur would always win a trophy. Well, we’ve had 2011 and 2021 and the Spurs haven’t won anything since 2008. But way back in time, … Continue reading Tottenham Hotspur’s best teams?
FOOTBALL MANAGERS at the highest level don’t seem to be too upset when the axe falls. For a start, you never get to hear about the end of a managerial reign, most victims undoubtedly sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), the tool … Continue reading Football management – it’s business, not personal
ON A weekend when Brentford will welcome another of the big six clubs to their home ground in the form of London rivals Chelsea, the club’s progress, allied to the opening of their new stadium, is a reminder that life … Continue reading Everton, Milan, Real – football stadiums are back on the agenda
AMID all the hullabaloo about Newcastle United’s takeover by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, there was an underlying feeling the club’s fans were entitled to celebrate the transaction because they had waited so long for success. It is true … Continue reading Newcastle may be desperate for glory, but so are others
WHEN Chelsea won the 2005 Premier League, it was a fairy-tale for long suffering fans of the club. Those that had enjoyed Chelsea’s 1970 and 1971 triumph had to endure a 26-year period before another trophy was won and rarely, … Continue reading True heroes, modest to a man – meeting Chelsea’s 1955 champions