Football

Tottenham’s long-term dominance over City washed away by Mansour money

By Brian Sears 16 October 2014 When the Premier League resumes on Saturday after the international break it will do so at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City hope to close the gap on leaders Chelsea. City will play in the only fixture of the weekend where two current top-10 sides meet each other, against Tottenham. Aside from Chelsea and City, only other club remain unbeaten away this season so far in the league, and that's also Tottenham. City and Spurs have played each other 34 times in the Premier League era and Spurs have a comfortable head-to-head lead in that period overall, with...


Messi, Neymar, Suarez – bid to win a chance to watch them train and play

By Sportingintelligence 15 October 2014 Spanish giants Barcelona are among the sporting organisations contributing to a charity auction in aid of the late, great Bobby Robson, a former manager of the Catalan club as well as a former manager of the England football team. As Barca have detailed on their own website, the club have donated an exclusive trip for a winning bidder to watch the team train, and then watch them play at game at the Nou Camp. The winning bidder will get to see Barca's superstars - including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luiz Suarez - behind closed doors and then in...


Arsenal’s weakness at top-five rivals makes for daunting Chelsea challenge

By Brian Sears 3 October 2014 Arsenal's away record against other 'top' Premier League teams has become a source of major concern in recent seasons. For the purposes of this article, 'top' is defined as any club that has finished in the top five in any given season. And the Gunners really have been woeful in this respect in recent years. Their fellow top-five teams last season were Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton, and Arsenal lost away against all of them by respective scores of 6-3, 6-0, 5-1 and 3-0. Arsenal did not win an away game against any of the teams finishing...