Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies of the London Daily Telegraph is one of Britain’s most prominent soccer writers. He regularly covers Premier League powers Arsenal and Chelsea in the Champions League, and he covers the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies has covered eight World Cups and is a former chairman of the Football Writers’ Association in England.

For Christopher Davies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hull, Newcastle taking relegation battle to final day

| May 22, 2015

Hull, Newcastle taking relegation battle to final day

And then there were two. Either Hull City or Newcastle United will be relegated from the Premier League after Survival Sunday. Hull hosts Manchester United, while Newcastle entertains West Ham. Hull could win, but it will mean nothing if Newcastle secures the victory which ...

Winning not a priority for Newcastle owner Ashley

| May 8, 2015

Winning not a priority for Newcastle owner Ashley

Newcastle United fans had one wish granted on Jan. 2 when Alan Pardew left to become manager of Crystal Palace. The “Pardew Out” banners could be thrown away. Toon were a comfortable ninth when Londoner (a bad word for most Newcastle supporters) Pardew quit ...

Mourinho's strategy effective if not entertaining

| Apr 24, 2015

Mourinho's strategy effective if not entertaining

To Jose Mourinho, winning is the ultimate entertainment. Style, flair, panache, excitement and compliments about the way Chelsea play are secondary, irrelevant in the quest for silverware. The Portuguese works on the theory that no Chelsea fan will have cause for complaint after a ...

Hard to be optimistic about England's outlook

| Mar 26, 2015

Hard to be optimistic about England's outlook

Roy Hodgson is pleased with the progress England has made since the debacle of Brazil 2014. In terms of results, the manager has every right to be happy, with four wins from four Euro 2016 qualifying ties, which will no doubt become five out ...