A FEW week ago, after Arsenal had won at Old Trafford, the backside seemed to be dropping out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s world. Manchester United had been beaten by Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal at home and the knives were … Continue reading The United renaissance will be tested by two clashes with Liverpool
LIFE is never dull at Chelsea since they became a super club. As the Blues unveiled their latest financial figures, other statistics were being pored over, those that indicate Frank Lampard, club legend and all-round good fellow, could be losing … Continue reading Chelsea in profit, but on the field they’re making losses
AT the risk of sounding like Messrs Cleese, Idle, Palin, Jones, Gilliam and Chapman, Sheffield United no longer have one of their key weapons: “Surprise”. This is just one of the problems facing the Blades in 2020-21 as they lurch … Continue reading Sheffield United: Missing crowds and the element of surprise
LEEDS UNITED conceded another six goals against Manchester United, taking their season total to 30, the highest in the Premier League. Life is never dull in Leeds games, in fact, their game at Old Trafford was real end-to-end stuff, but … Continue reading The Leeds United way – delight or disaster?
JOSÉ Mourinho, typically, told his opposite number, the dentist’s dream that is Jürgen Klopp, that the best team had been beaten in the top-of-the-table clash at Anfield. Klopp, still grinning, was mystified and made light of it, and thanks to … Continue reading Liverpool v Spurs: Why “the best team lost” is a matter of opinion
TOTTENHAM Hotspur are one of English football’s under-achievers. Their last league title was won in 1961 and their only other championship was secured in 1951. The modern era hasn’t exactly by-passed them, for Spurs have retained their position as a … Continue reading Mourinho and Tottenham may be ready for their next title