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:

Allardyce era begins with qualifier against Slovakia

Sep 2, 2016

Allardyce era begins with qualifier against Slovakia

The reaction will be as predictable as it is meaningless. If England beats Slovakia in Trnava on Sunday, then Sam Allardyce will be a better manager than Roy Hodgson, whose team drew 0-0 with them at Euro 2016. Well done to the Football Association for ...

England's only World Cup triumph turns 50

| Jul 29, 2016

England's only World Cup triumph turns 50

The innocence of youth. As I left Wembley on July 30, 1966, as a happy teenager having seen England beat West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup final, I had the naive belief that I would experience similar joy over the years. Half a century later ...

Finding new England manager won't be an easy task

| Jul 1, 2016

Finding new England manager won't be an easy task

In any successful organization, forward planning is essential. The present quickly becomes the future so those at the sharp end of the business would constantly be formulating ideas and strategies for the next step. The impression is that the Football Association believed England would win ...

England unlikely to emerge with title at Euro 2016

| Jun 10, 2016

England unlikely to emerge with title at Euro 2016

In the National Football League they say offense wins games, defense wins championships. The spelling and terminology may be slightly different, but it is a similar story when it comes to the World Cup and European Championship. A team could play outstanding attacking football in ...

Will Manchester United regret bringing in Mourinho?

| May 26, 2016

Will Manchester United regret bringing in Mourinho?

If nice guys finish second, it is easy to see why Manchester United believes Jose Mourinho can deliver another Premier League title. The appointment of the Portuguese to succeed Louis van Gaal was one of the most cynical campaigns designed to undermine another manager I ...