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Monday, 28 November 2011

Team of the Week and Weekend Wonders: Week 13

In a weekend full of exciting Premier League action, we all recieved the worst of reminders that there are more important things in life than football. The tragic loss of Gary Speed on Sunday morning has brought the footballing world together in mourning for the Welshman. The actual football seems t...


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

In praise of ... Jamie Carragher

There are very few players willing to face the press with the honesty of Jamie Carragher whatever the result. Whatever the situation. During the current calamitous run of one win in ten games, Carragher has been one of the few constants, facing the cameras regardless of how hollow it must feel to ...


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

In praise of ... Steve McClaren

The news that Steve McClaren is succeeding at FC Twente should come as a relief for anyone who isn't a fan of blood sports. McClaren guided FC Twente to runners-up in league and cup in Holland last season and qualified for the Champions' League - which is pretty good for a team that is not a tradit...


Tuesday, 06 October 2009

In praise of ... Andrei Arshavin

It was interesting to hear a lot of comments about Wayne Rooney in the past week, specifically that he could step up to challenge the 'big three' of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kaka. Of the players in England at the moment, I reckon that Andrei Arshavin is closer to that most elite group. ...


Saturday, 03 October 2009

In Praise Of ... Ben Foster

It's become quite easy to knock Ben Foster at Manchester United. Possibly the only English goalkeeper that has the ability to play for a Champions' league club he could be England's long-term goalkeeper. But he is often criticised. Is it because he is playing for Man United and therefore a valid ...



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