D uring the World Cup last year, the thriller writer Jeremy Duns, who by his own admission is not much of a football fan, asked why so many goalkeepers tended to punt the ball long down the pitch, which
Tottenham were outlasted by Arsenal in the 2-2 draw at the Emirates, a turnaround from the declining years of Arsène Wenger’s reign It was undeniably thrilling, but was it any good? The north London derby
The midfield problems at the root of Frank Lampard’s early defeats as Chelsea manager will have been familiar to anyone who followed the ups and downs of his playing career C enturies from now, when the
Unai Emery has removed the sense of drift and reinvigorated the team although questions linger over Bernd Leno It was only a draw, but at the moment for Arsenal the result is less important than the process.
As the gulf grows between rich and poor clubs so, too, does a culture in which some teams enter games accepting the only way they can compete is by not competing Tactics are always contingent, never discreet.
Leicester’s sacking of their title-winning manager follows a pattern of leaders achieving glory after loosening an iron grip before disappointment follows “However much you liked it,” a former Manchester