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QPR’s road woes keep them on course for ignominy … and relegation

By Brian Sears 19 December 2014 Queens Park Rangers play at home this weekend - and that must be a relief. On home form alone, Harry Redknapp's team would be eighth in the Premier League, just behind Arsenal, after winning four and drawing two...

Man Utd look to repel raiders Liverpool to restore Old Trafford as fortress

By Brian Sears 12 December 2014 Manchester United have the best home record across the Premier League era of any of the 46 clubs to have played in the Premier League, whichever measure is used. They have played 432 PL games, won 320, drawn 70...

From Chelsea to Arsenal via Tottenham: best season, worst and bang average

By Brian Sears 27 November 2014 Chelsea's storming start in the Premier League is their best ever start in the 23 seasons of England's revamped top division. With 32 points from their first 12 games, they are a point ahead of their previous best-ever...

Upgraded Saints alive with potential … but now to handle the crunch

By Brian Sears 21 November 2014 Fans of Southampton must have been pinching themselves over the last year or so, having built on the survival of their 'return' season to the Premier League in 2012-13 with two storming starts last season and this. They were...
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O, Louis

In search of Louis van Gaal: dictator, drama queen, legend

. REVIEW . By John Roberts 28 November 2014 When the flamboyant Ron Atkinson was the manager of Manchester United, he answered a routine check call from a football reporter...

Harry Catterick

“Catterick: ruthless, demanding, never courted popularity. Mr Success”

REVIEW By John Roberts 31 October 2014 During Everton’s celebratory dinner after winning the League title in 1963, Harry Catterick, the club’s manager, mentioned to Roy Vernon, one...

Money

‘The top 20 teams in England pay $2.9BN in wages a year. All of MLS pays $129.5m’

By Roger Pielke Jr 30 October 2014 As the MLS's 2014 season moves towards a conclusion with the play-offs underway, it is notable there is no place...

Dutee Chand

‘Dutee Chand, science and the spirit of sport: why IAAF policy is deeply flawed’

By Roger Pielke Jr 20 October 2014  Since 1928 international athletics has included separate categories for men and women. This separation makes sense to most people on...

KP book

‘KP – a supremely talented man with an uncanny ability to piss people off’

REVIEW By Lizzy Ammon  6 October 2014 Kevin Pietersen is nothing if not canny. This week is an international week in football meaning the sports media cycle is...

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O, Louis
In search of Louis van Gaal: dictator, drama queen, legend

. REVIEW . By John Roberts 28 November 2014 When the flamboyant Ron Atkinson was...

Harry Catterick
“Catterick: ruthless, demanding, never courted popularity. Mr Success”

REVIEW By John Roberts 31 October 2014 During Everton’s celebratory dinner after winning...

MCFC stadium
City may be ‘Richer than God’ but are their fans really poorer than United’s? It matters

By Ian Herbert 3 October 2014 Are Manchester United fans wealthier than...

Bruno DC
‘The president couldn’t say who owned his players. Maybe criminals. Astonishing’

By Ian Herbert 12 September 2014 One of the main panel events...