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Chelsea go to Arsenal with outside chance of winning title by record margin

By Brian Sears 24 April 2015 Chelsea lead the Premier League by 10 points and remain on course to finish the season with one of the biggest points margins over the second-placed team ever seen. Whether they get close to the record (18 points)...

Chelsea’s unique Premier League record against Man Utd tempers title upset

By Brian Sears 17 April 2015 The Premier League season could still have significant twists and turns at both ends of the table. When Chelsea host Manchester United this weekend, there's a real chance of one. Or is there? Manchester United have been ever-present in...

Resurgent United hope Manchester derby shows rivals City have passed peak oil

By Brian Sears 10 April 2015 Manchester City have been brilliant at times in recent seasons, thrilling to watch as they've scored at will and won two of the past three Premier League titles. But lately they've looked old, inconsistent and brittle, as well as...

Man Utd v Aston Villa: the perfect Premier League example of lording it over a rival

By Brian Sears 3 April 2015 Manchester United play at home against Aston Villa this Easter weekend seeking a resurrection of their Champions League participation from next season. United could arguably not wish for better opponents when all-time Premier League records are considered. United have...
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J Keoghan

‘Political football? It’s been ages since any government took fan democracy seriously’

By Jim Keoghan 17 April 2015 With the general election looming in Britain and the parties publishing their manifesto documents over the past five days, we should...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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