Nature abhors a transfer vacuum

January 31, 2009

EVERY mid-January, without fail, some academic or other claims to have pinpointed the most depressing day of the year. Generally, it’s the third or fourth Monday in January. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Another four-and-a-half seasons of this gubbins

January 29, 2009

THE long-term future of the Gubbometer, you will be delighted to learn, has been secured. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Google him? You might be surprised

January 28, 2009

CRAIG Bellamy is all too aware of his reputation. “If I ever did a book, it would be called ‘Don’t Google Me’,” he said yesterday at his first press conference since joining Manchester City from West Ham. Read the rest of this entry »

Look Hughes talking

January 25, 2009

THERE was one comment I was drawn to in Mark Hughes’ lengthy and insightful interview in yesterday’s Daily Mail – and it concerned Tottenham. Read the rest of this entry »

The Alan Hardaker solution

January 23, 2009

IS it wrong to blame your cup exit on a man who has been dead for nearly 30 years? According to one report this morning, possibly not. Read the rest of this entry »

No Kaka

January 20, 2009

ONE of the more intriguing conspiracy theoriesĀ I’ve heard surrounding the collapse of Kaka’s move to Manchester City is the suggestion that the proposed deal was leaked not by AC Milan, but by a third party with no connection to either club. Read the rest of this entry »

Last on MOTD: You’re fired!

January 18, 2009

WHEN Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest two weeks ago, more than one newspaper suggested manager Mark Hughes was on the verge of being sacked. Read the rest of this entry »