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Most ‘slain’ Premier League team Liverpool face banana-skin FA Cup visit of Bolton

By Brian Sears 23 January 2015 The formation of the Premier League from the 1992-93 season marked a major change in English football as the gap between the new top division and the rest of football quickly became a gulf. At a glance the...

Arsenal’s task of winning in Manchester is harder as City step up to United standards

By Brian Sears 16 January 2015 Arsenal visit Manchester on Sunday to play Manchester City and then return to Manchester for their last away game of the season in May to play United. Old Trafford has long been hard work for Arsenal, not only in the...

NUMBER-CRUNCHED: the best and worst of English league football in 2014

By Brian Sears  31 December 2014 Of all the teams playing in the four main divisions of English football in 2014, Manchester City and Chelsea were the standout performers in the calendar year in terms of points per game. Both amassed 88 points from...

Cycling in the EPO era: 65 per cent ‘juiced’ … and probably more

. When Lance Armstrong was banned for life in August 2012 for doping to win his seven Tours de France between 1999 and 2005, most casual observers would have assumed cycling's well-documented doping problems were, if not solved, then at least cleared up...
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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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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...

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...

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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...