Martinez struggling to keep Everton competitive

| Jan 9, 2015

Martinez struggling to keep Everton competitive

So David Moyes is not such a bad manager after all. The Scot, hounded out of Manchester United last season, joined Real Sociedad in November, his professional credentials criticized by just about everyone who could make themselves heard. Six days ago, the Basque club ...

Allardyce coming good at West Ham

| Dec 26, 2014

Allardyce coming good at West Ham

Four years ago this month, Blackburn Rovers’ new owners sacked Sam Allardyce, who had led the club to a 10th-place finish the previous season and were 13th in the Premier League when the axe fell. Anuradha Desai, chairman of Venky’s Group which had taken ...

Pochettino making believers out of Tottenham fans

| Dec 19, 2014

Pochettino making believers out of Tottenham fans

The accent was so rough the suspicion was it had been honed on a cheese grater. “Pochettino,” said Mike from Edmonton, “he has to go . . . we ain’t moving nowhere under him.” Planet Twitter joined in with predictable criticism of Mauricio Pochettino, ...

Chelsea easily Premier League's standout club

| Nov 28, 2014

Chelsea easily Premier League's standout club

The jury is out on whether this is the worst or potentially the most exciting season in the 22-year history of the Premier League. With one-third of the season played, few, if anyone, would argue that there is only one truly outstanding team — ...