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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...

Aston Villa’s stupendously woeful scoring record puts ever-present status in peril

By Brian Sears 20 February 2015 Aston Villa are enduring another horrible season, one from which new manager Tim Sherwood is expected to salvage Premier League survival. Villa remain for now one of just seven 'ever present' Premier League clubs, constant members of England's...

Spurs and Everton uncannily similar in underdog rivalries with Arsenal and Liverpool

By Brian Sears 6 February 2015 Saturday's matches in the Premier League begin with a major derby (Tottenham v Arsenal at lunchtime) and end with a major derby (Everton v Liverpool at tea-time). Both home sides have found it tough against the neighbours over the...

West Ham win at Liverpool: from the era of JFK, Nehru, She Loves You and the 5p loaf

By Brian Sears 30 January 2015 West Ham are above Liverpool in the Premier League table and go to Anfield this weekend looking for a result that will keep them there and still in contention for a top-four finish. But it's been a long...
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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...

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...

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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...

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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...