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Liverpool the form horse as Premier League heads for the home straight

By Brian Sears 20 March 2015 Liverpool are not just the form team in the Premier League since the start of the year but have a better league record in 2015 so far than any team among the 92 in the top four divisions....

Spurs head to Man Utd looking for first ever hat-trick of Old Trafford wins

By Brian Sears 13 March 2015 So here's the thing: Tottenham Hotspur have been playing league football against Manchester United on and off since the 1909-10 season, when they first met in the old, old First Division. Spurs drew 2-2 at home that year...

‘EPO in cycling, HGH in the NFL – the complicated truths of cheating’

By Roger Pielke Jr 12 March 2015 Sport, it is often said, is a mirror to society. That is no more true than in the revelations found in the report of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (downloadable as a PDF on this website), which...

Everton and City getting better at drawing conclusions at Arsenal and Liverpool

By Brian Sears 27 February 2015 Sunday's two big games in the Premier League throw up contrasting challenges for the two Merseyside clubs, with Liverpool outsiders at home against a team they have a brilliant home record against (Manchester City), and Everton outsiders away...
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FIFA key personnel

‘FIFA paid $88.6m in salaries in 2014. We can guesstimate Blatter’s take at $6m+’

By Roger Pielke Jr 20 March 2015 The salary that FIFA pays Sepp Blatter, its long-serving president, has never been disclosed. We know how much US president...

Boy in Brazil

‘For a nutmeg in England I got shinned by my captain. In Brazil I got a high five’

. Another football transfer window has just shut and again the most commonly traded global commodity has been the Brazilian player. Official data shows players with...

USADA pc tested athletes

‘Anti-doping agencies are failing in assessing the scale of the drugs problem’

. By Roger Pielke Jr 28 January 2015 In 2011, at the Play the Game conference in Germany, I heard Dick Pound, a member of the International Olympic...

Prize money cycling

A sixth of the pay and no parking for women: laughable ‘equality’ in 21st century sport

. By Roger Pielke Jr 7 January 2015 You almost certainly had no knowledge that it was happening, let alone followed it closely, but events at a cyclocross...

LCFC all-time prem

For Foxes sake: Leicester’s hope against Spurs rooted in ghosts of seasons past

By Brian Sears 26 December 2014 Yes, I know it's more than 10 years since Leicester last graced the Premier League. And yes I know that it's so long...

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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...