| Mar 14, 2014

Arsenal boss Wenger rarely gracious in defeat

“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” said Vince Lombardi, the legendary NFL coach. Fair point, but you can be a gracious loser and still maintain the fire and passion that Lombardi had. There are few less gracious losers in ...

| Feb 28, 2014

Moyes' Manchester United dream rapidly turning sour

Imagine you are Malcolm Glazer, the owner of Manchester United who is the Howard Hughes of sport. Glazer, also the owner of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, never speaks to the media, probably doesn’t even read newspapers. On the recommendation of Sir Alex Ferguson, ...

| Jan 17, 2014

Mourinho in form ahead of Man United showdown

With Jose Mourinho it is usually a metaphorical knife in the ribs followed by a supportive arm around the shoulder. As Chelsea prepared for Sunday’s game against Manchester United, the Special One — a name that would not have been out of place in ...

| Dec 27, 2013

Suárez showing potential while harnessing personality

Six months ago, many believed, even hoped, that Luis Suárez had played his last game for Liverpool. The Uruguayan’s CV already included a racist charge for abusing Patrice Evra of Manchester United; to that he added cannibalism after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during ...