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Herbert Chapman: The man who transformed Huddersfield Town

What if I told you that Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool weren’t the first clubs to have a trophy run? What if I told you that it was a club that most people outside of the town don’t speak of?


Five things we learned from the weekend’s football

First up is Leicester City, the champions of England (and the world). Unfortunately I put my money in the wrong place last summer. Who wouldn’t bet on Kim Kardashian becoming president over Leicester winning the leag


How can Conte sort out Chelsea?

Remember that old saying – what falls faster, a bowling ball or a feather? Well it turns out that the correct answer to that question is Chelsea Football Club, whose fall from grace this season has been spectacular. Des


Barcelona’s April fall

Spring has well and truly rained on the Barcelona parade and the abundant 38-game unbeaten streak has withered to three consecutive league defeats for the first time since 2003 and a quarter-final exit from a Champion


Newcastle United: A team of professional slackers

Newcastle United are heading into the Championship. After Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Norwich, it’s sadly inevitable, although plenty would argue it was coming way before that result and, personally, I tend to agree. So what e


China: Super League or superficial?

The Chinese Super League, or the CSL as it’s known, was formed in 2004 as part of a scheme to rebrand Chinese football away from the original Jia-A League. The idea was to put in place a sustainable structure that


Poor sod: Newcastle fan holding Rafa Benitez banner takes fall

Being a Newcastle fan must be incredibly tough at the moment. So much so, that any glimmer of hope is welcomed with open arms as the harsh reality of playing Championship football next season could well be materialis


Get it up the park: The Scottish top flight so far

Usually at this point in the season, Scottish football is in the same, easy to predict position; Celtic/Rangers racing clear at the top of the table, Celtic/Rangers in the League Cup final, Celtic/Rangers e


Why success for Gary Neville could help decide Manchester United’s managerial dilemma

It seems like every week Louis Van Gaal faces a ‘win or lose your job game’ and he should have been sacked about ten times by now if the media were correct in their assumptions. With this in mind and


Gary Neville and his never-ending Spanish nightmare

I have the utmost respect for Gary Neville, a fabulous pundit, excellent businessman and an all round good guy. I really feel for him during his wretched time in Spain with Valencia. As a captain he played for the best


Pep can make Manchester City unstoppable

Transfer deadline day made for one big, anticlimactic borefest. A few teams traded here and there but overall there was very little to talk about on the player front. The whole day would have been a waste had it not


England to miss out on the fruits of Guardiola’s labour

And so when the worst kept secret in football was revealed, that Pep Guardiola would become the manager of Manchester City next season, the inevitable questions followed. How many points will Man City win the title b


Leicester vs Liverpool: Do the Foxes smell the Reds‘ blood?

It‘s already Week 24 of the Premier League – and yes, Leicester City are leading with 47 points. They had given up their top position to Arsenal for a few weeks, but with the latter still seemingly unable to beat


The stars of the Premier League season so far

This season has been possibly one of the most turbulent in the history of the Premier League. The only team I can remember that was in a similar position to Leicester’s is Ipswich Town when they finished fifth in the


Is new Leyton Orient boss Kevin Nolan ready for management?

With the news of Kevin Nolan becoming the new Leyton Orient player-manager, I was wondering – at what age do footballers actually think they’re past it these days? Obviously he still has a love for the game or else he