| 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 ...

| Dec 20, 2013

Managerial carousel an ongoing story at Tottenham

For the seventh time in his 12-year tenure as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Levy agreed to a compensation package for a manager, not the sort of consistency football wants. Reports claim Andre Villas-Boas will be paid £4 million severance money after leaving Spurs ...

| Dec 13, 2013

Arsenal-Manchester City match should be a belter

Tiredness? Legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi had it right when he said: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Arsene Wenger should ban himself from mentioning tiredness in the buildup to Saturday’s Premier League heavyweight clash with Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Wenger has used ...

| Dec 6, 2013

United faces improbable climb to defend title

WARNING: The opening paragraph does not make happy reading for Manchester United fans. The champions have won only two points from their last three games, they are in ninth position, their lowest ever at this stage of a Premier League season. They have scored ...