The return of the Premier League always provokes mixed feelings. On the down side, it heralds the onset of long winter nights with nothing to do but watch football; on the up side, it heralds the onset of long winter nights with nothing to do but watch football.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
Lost, amid the sublime composure of £75 million Virgil van Dijk, the fan-pleasing marauding runs of full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson and the promise of Joe Gomez, stands Joel Matip, the forgotten centre-half who may have as big a say in tomorrow’s Champions League Final as any Liverpool star.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
Not sure if you have noticed, but Spanish-speaking football managers like to talk about suffering. The word pops up all the time in their post-match interviews. It might be something to do with Catholicism or just a general, Pedro Almodovar heroine-style fondness for tortured emotion, writes
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
In what is shaping up to be a golden age of strikers for the Premier League, Chelsea’s match-up against Manchester City today, the first real title six-pointer of the season, is the kind of game which will decide whether the hype surrounding the likes of Alvaro Morata is justified.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
Monaco face a summer of tough decision-making — even more so if they win the Champions League. The 2004 beaten finalists face Juventus in the first leg of the semi-final tonight, the toughest test of a thrilling season that has seen them score 146 goals in all competitions.
Wed, 03 May, 2017