POOR OLD Steve Bruce went through the entire portfolio of emotions on the day Newcastle bounced up and down in anticipation. At times, he resembled an exhausted marathon runner. Bruce’s future was one of the major themes of every preview, … Continue reading Newcastle United’s new owners may have to be patient
CAMBRIDGE AND IPSWICH are around 50 miles apart, but given the lack of top-class football entities in East Anglian, the clash between the two clubs is always keenly anticipated. At League One level, Ipswich Town are a big club, along … Continue reading Cambridge United v Ipswich Town: East Anglian derby a reminder of the sad fall of Tractor Boys
THERE ARE times when watching non-league football makes you question your sanity, especially when the weather is cold and damp, the facilities are spartan and the football very primitive. Poor toilets, drenched in stale urine, catering that defies all the … Continue reading The non-league condition – Hednesford v Hitchin
WE’VE SEEN it before with bail-outs during the 2008-09 financial crisis, but the latest move by the Premier League, seeking a £ 1 billion fund to help their cash flow, smacks of the rich seeking to make their life easier … Continue reading Premier call for 1bn in the time of CR7 highlights everything that’s wrong in football
GOOD OLD fashioned entertainment, that’s what Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City was all about. Two of the three best sides in the Premier League slugged it out for 90 pulsating minutes, there were some excellent goals, an intense atmosphere … Continue reading Liverpool v Manchester City – what would Pep’s side have done with a prolific striker?
LEEDS United were soundly beaten by Liverpool at Elland Road in their fourth Premier League game of the season. After four games, they have yet to click into gear and Premier watchers are wondering if Marcelo Bielsa’s team are suffering … Continue reading Leeds United and second season syndrome – too early to judge