THE FA Cup is back at the weekend and the process of elimination continues as we reach the second qualifying round. Well over 700 teams have entered this season, so by the time the top clubs enter, most will have … Continue reading A plan for FA Cup free-for-all and the troubles of Tebas
THERE’S no doubt the scenes witnessed in Budapest at the Hungary v England game were unacceptable and the outrage was warranted. But let’s think about this, can England look itself in the eye and claim racism isn’t a problem in … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Knees, Qatar and jobs
OLD SCHOOL ground it may be, but Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium evokes the spirit of BBC Sports Report, rattles and swaying terraces. It can also be a raucous place at times, but the atmosphere is everything you’d want from a … Continue reading Cambridge Utd’s authenticity is a world away from Messi & Ronaldo
CHELSEA’s victory against a tepid Arsenal was relatively easy, but given the Blues have spent well over the past two seasons, and the Gunners clearly haven’t, the home side can be forgiven for looking lightweight. In the cold light of … Continue reading Grey Neutral Weekly: Arsenal’s fall, dementia’s rise and problems with mavericks
ONLY one of the top five European leagues saw its title regained by 2019-20 champions Germany and Bayern Munich. In England, France, Italy and Spain, it’s a year of change. In both France and Italy, it feels more seismic, although … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Lille in the pink
ASTON Villa may have been beaten by Manchester City this past week but their most fielded 11 players have accounted for 86.9% of their playing minutes this season, the highest figure in European football. Villa have certainly had a stable … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Does continuity always bring success?