Pardew living on borrowed time

| Oct 3, 2014

Pardew living on borrowed time

As he is English football’s answer to Howard Hughes, it is difficult to know what Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is thinking. Ashley does not do interviews. He is the Secretive One. His Sports Direct chain has helped make Ashley a billionaire, so he is ...

| Sep 12, 2014

Welbeck sale makes perfect sense for United

Gary Neville was baffled. So was Bryan Robson. Football writers inevitably questioned Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal for £16 million after he scored both goals in England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland in Basel. Two things persuaded Louis van Gaal to ...

United faces crisis as transfer window closes

| Aug 29, 2014

United faces crisis as transfer window closes

Five years after Manchester United should have strengthened its squad and invested heavily in the transfer market, Louis van Gaal is doing what Sir Alex Ferguson did not do before retiring. Ferguson led United to the Premier League title in 2013 before handing over ...

| Aug 22, 2014

Tan's revenge spells end for Mackay

If revenge is a dish best served cold, Vincent Tan’s retribution on his former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay came straight from the freezer. The Cardiff owner effectively ended Mackay’s career in football after a series of events straight out of the Sopranos. The ...