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A blog about Political, Economic and Tactical football issues in the Premier League, and beyond.
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Political Football Clubs Part 2: The Right https://t.co/P0HgeUlSbt
Wed 14 Nov 18:46
2018
Political Football Clubs Part 1: The Left Which football clubs are 'left-leaning' politically? https://t.co/bJe4xtSKzO
Wed 14 Nov 18:45
2018
Are Fulham going to win the Premier League next season? https://t.co/gZFQBlCd7K
Wed 14 Nov 11:04
2018
New on the Football Faculty tonight: Political Football Clubs Part 2: The Right Which football clubs are associat… https://t.co/RHPbWJXwGt
Tue 13 Nov 17:15
2018
Brexit hasn't really happened yet, although it is about to. The English leagues (particularly those with the most… https://t.co/7qec2llmRh
Tue 13 Nov 11:38
2018
Many will be disappointed that the Libertadores Superclasico has been postponed.... tomorrow nights entertainment sorted though!
Sat 10 Nov 19:31
2018
Absolutely incredible game of football between Bayern and BVB. Reus makes it 2-2, but this game is far from finished.
Sat 10 Nov 18:59
2018
Rooney’s recall has completely divided opinion. In the era of the Nations League, can friendlies now be utilised for this kind of swan song?
Thu 8 Nov 17:48
2018
'In explaining the name, (it's) noted in an internal email that the longbow was "the weapon the English used to bea… https://t.co/4mdiMCOtvK
Tue 6 Nov 18:02
2018
@nick_elt Something doesn't add up. That Times report may not actually be true; but then again, it probably is
Tue 6 Nov 17:48
2018
If true, this is ridiculous https://t.co/o1Fkf604pU
Tue 6 Nov 17:33
2018
'With more than €5.8 million raised, tomorrow's game between Inter & Barcelona will be the highest recorded revenue… https://t.co/HZCSHqwv8k
Mon 5 Nov 22:04
2018
This is 'financial doping' - as Arsene Wenger put it when he was in charge of Arsenal. If true, this is the kind o… https://t.co/YtGhtRh1V6
Mon 5 Nov 21:53
2018
Having published the Ronaldo rape allegations, @DerSPIEGEL are leading the charge for global investigative football… https://t.co/gzBhKDNevW
Mon 5 Nov 21:47
2018
James McClean also doesn't wear the poppy for personal reasons. Here's why: https://t.co/J0SXt8oqsg https://t.co/B6iiDHTnrW
Mon 5 Nov 21:37
2018
Was this Willian's way of endorsing fascist Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro? #CFC https://t.co/VtsrtSTfBU
Sun 4 Nov 21:44
2018
Should we be more critical of Man City given the source of their wealth? Is it actually fair that they have access… https://t.co/nvucUKOVFP
Sun 4 Nov 16:32
2018
Tracey Crouch resigns following government delays to fixed odds betting terminals.... the sports betting industry i… https://t.co/CUD63IMFXV
Thu 1 Nov 19:46
2018
Everything about this is odd https://t.co/Nf6PWLQRXc
Wed 31 Oct 21:38
2018
A savage run of events for Lopetegui, who could easily have taken Spain far in the World Cup. Who would want the M… https://t.co/tAjrFXVdWU
Mon 29 Oct 21:00
2018
#thfc and Daniel Levy confirm stadium will be delayed up to Xmas. 'This stadium will be one of the finest in the w… https://t.co/FeQ4qv4ce9
Sat 27 Oct 10:50
2018
Like him or loathe him, there's an element of honesty (and comedy) to the workings of Neil Warnock. https://t.co/k5wBv1cFgo
Fri 26 Oct 18:19
2018
The Inter vs AC Milan Derby tonight has set a new record for revenue with 78,725 fans and over €5M in ticket sales. https://t.co/fer2ZjrWWi
Sun 21 Oct 18:58
2018
Seven things about football transfers that you need to know. https://t.co/V0KR8fl5xk
Sun 21 Oct 15:30
2018
'One of the tragedies of English football in recent years is that all the extra money that has come into the Premie… https://t.co/ffvCZ7acp8
Sun 21 Oct 12:20
2018
Evidence still that Chelsea won't be the finished product for a little while yet under Sarri. Embedding new ideas… https://t.co/ycLrtoPUX9
Sun 21 Oct 11:51
2018
The ‘black-out’ has almost become sacrosanct in this country, but is it outdated? Or are we right to hold back the… https://t.co/d1Y309KnxF
Thu 18 Oct 20:37
2018
Photo of the week: The Technical Brilliance of Andres Iniesta https://t.co/00g6Cgn1r9
Tue 16 Oct 15:53
2018
A piece we published halfway through last season. 'Who is James Maddison?' https://t.co/Zmh6bj9aMA #NCFC #LCFC
Sun 14 Oct 13:08
2018
Hazard: "After the title, we had asked Mourinho for extra holidays. I was totally out of shape at the start of the… https://t.co/Rg4QamZ9uh
Sun 14 Oct 11:39
2018
Hazard: “In those twelve years of professional career, I have had one bad year – the last six months under Mourinho… https://t.co/vBr0xP2I2A
Sun 14 Oct 11:38
2018
Hazard: "I do not regret many things in my career, but that I have not been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea a… https://t.co/0dFCX8oHcA
Sun 14 Oct 11:37
2018
Hazard: "If everything goes well, Mourinho will experience football like me: with ease. Even his own image of an ex… https://t.co/AfOY6nd2K9
Sun 14 Oct 11:36
2018
Hazard: "If I’m now asked one coach with whom I want to work again, then I say: Mourinho. If you win, Mourinho is t… https://t.co/efWSEqfX6P
Sun 14 Oct 11:35
2018
Some interesting comments from Hazard on Mourinho: “The last season under Mourinho was not pleasant anymore, we di… https://t.co/L4AFUTGCgO
Sun 14 Oct 11:33
2018
Bit of a chastening experience for Germany tonight, and no Ozil to be blamed.
Sat 13 Oct 22:45
2018
Ederson: "Alisson is a step ahead of me at the Seleção. The goalkeeper position is cruel because only one of us c… https://t.co/ErHG4XYvXa
Wed 10 Oct 16:39
2018
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Pele at Hillsborough, 1972 https://t.co/whPC9Zaaan
Wed 10 Oct 13:06
2018
Stats this year: Neymar gives 25% of his passes to Mbappé. Mbappé gives 31% of his passes to Neymar. Neymar giv… https://t.co/B3HXTubd8o
Wed 10 Oct 10:13
2018
‘Expert’ provides ‘insight’ that two teams, level on points, who drew yesterday, are ‘still’ battling with one anot… https://t.co/8chOv0rLKd
Mon 8 Oct 12:38
2018
Insightful and well worth a read, as ever. https://t.co/im8MDc9o69
Sat 6 Oct 12:16
2018
Regardless of Mourinho's employment status by the end of this weekend, United desperately need to keep a lid on lea… https://t.co/lOnQbdn5xN
Sat 6 Oct 12:04
2018
Worth noting Juve shares jumped 90% when they signed CR7 in July, so 5% loss is bearable. Would be interesting to… https://t.co/pgHTGeIVKK
Sat 6 Oct 08:39
2018
Fri 5 Oct 13:01
2018
Fairclough, Solskjaer, Dzeko... What really is a 'super-sub'? https://t.co/TntQLU1fF3
Tue 2 Oct 12:09
2018
This is worth reading. @DerSPIEGEL not letting this Ronaldo story go. https://t.co/nHPm3V1bPq
Mon 1 Oct 20:32
2018
According to a report in Marca, Ronaldo exited Madrid because: (1) Annoyed with tax issues (2) Lower wages than Me… https://t.co/msdmzWLzCq
Mon 1 Oct 15:19
2018
Seven things about football transfers that you need to know. https://t.co/vRS76Gqw5k
Mon 1 Oct 13:16
2018
Very bold of @DERSPIEGEL to publish these allegations against Ronaldo, who will most likely sue them. Not to stir… https://t.co/K362UJbty7
Sun 30 Sep 20:54
2018
Jesus has returned #RyderCup https://t.co/lXoQ3p3Q24
Sun 30 Sep 16:08
2018
Not football... but still entirely relevant. This is poor. https://t.co/JjbnyojEUi
Sun 30 Sep 11:00
2018
As expected, Shad Khan’s ambitious bid to purchase Wembley Stadium moves to the next stage. https://t.co/hNwo2ECEQs
Thu 27 Sep 19:02
2018
Troy Deeney on Virgil Van Dijk: "I hate him. He's too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, he loves… https://t.co/x7TMmQFXAR
Wed 26 Sep 14:04
2018
Roman Abramovich has been denied Swiss residency. Police reported that he was known for 'suspicion of money laund… https://t.co/E4NZqnkmrN
Wed 26 Sep 11:14
2018
Ed Woodward’s commercial work continues to go from strength to strength. But commercial success clearly isn’t direc… https://t.co/D1gdDrheFr
Tue 25 Sep 13:30
2018
Are there too many gambling adverts during the live coverage of football games? Is this a good policy? Would it wo… https://t.co/Ie2EKcvBVz
Sat 22 Sep 10:43
2018
'Brazilian government spent US$1.2 billion on nine stadiums that will NOT used in Copa America'. For a country nea… https://t.co/pJ25QpgTrv
Sat 22 Sep 10:26
2018
Interesting read. https://t.co/qDqAwKhasp
Sat 22 Sep 07:54
2018
'Digital dominance: the Bundesliga's gamble on social media' A look at the contrast between the digital strategy o… https://t.co/nu5vv3rnUs
Wed 19 Sep 07:53
2018
Pep on Bernardo Silva: "It is almost impossible to be more pleased with him. I don’t forget the behaviour he has… https://t.co/jdJLTt4CIk
Tue 18 Sep 12:39
2018
'Why José Mourinho was the right man for Manchester United all along'. Does the Portuguese have to win the title a… https://t.co/Ad6oQvbcl9
Tue 18 Sep 09:40
2018
Are we finally warming to VAR? https://t.co/vauBIyB33e https://t.co/veVsp9oqPk
Tue 18 Sep 08:03
2018
@andymurray8472 How highly do you rate Dyche, Andy?
Tue 18 Sep 07:43
2018
@UnitedDownUnder Give them 2 months to sort things out, then judge if no improvement. Dyche knows what he’s doing-… https://t.co/strOJdBYzi
Tue 18 Sep 07:43
2018
Hazard on Giroud and Morata: "Giroud's a target man, maybe the best in the world. When he gets the ball he can ho… https://t.co/uyeIwfQWW5
Mon 17 Sep 16:39
2018
After yesterday's 0-1 defeat to Wolves, Burnley have now won none of their last 16 games (after 90 minutes). How m… https://t.co/7vBMSNlXQr
Mon 17 Sep 14:15
2018
Who is Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi? https://t.co/da6d8r1BQ4
Mon 17 Sep 09:05
2018
Hazard will surely enjoy playing under Sarri more than that of Mourinho, who always wanted him to track back. With… https://t.co/C24ZJ97Jf6
Sun 16 Sep 17:11
2018
From the archive: 'Is English football too insular?' Are the English, and their fans, too obsessed with themselve… https://t.co/ln0LDwSghJ
Wed 12 Sep 22:59
2018
Why has Italian football and Serie A declined in recent decades? https://t.co/3mCR4KuoAy
Wed 12 Sep 16:25
2018
Bellerín: “Most abuse is online, but you hear it in the stadium, too. People have called me ‘lesbian’ for growing… https://t.co/T0lSLJ6q66
Wed 12 Sep 12:12
2018
Our guide to Fantasy Premier League 2018/19. https://t.co/bnfXMb8LcV
Wed 12 Sep 09:29
2018
Another one bites the dust... https://t.co/UVRGSmnzH9
Tue 11 Sep 20:11
2018
'Political Football Clubs Part One: The Left' #Football #Politics https://t.co/m9teXE6Ypw
Tue 11 Sep 18:25
2018
From the archive: 'PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Infamous Dutch child displays middle finger to the world'. Details of why… https://t.co/25jcttCSgE
Tue 11 Sep 15:17
2018
The Cup Winners’ Cup was abolished in 1999 and was absorbed into the UEFA Cup. It makes logical sense to open up fu… https://t.co/lATjJ3mNhp
Tue 11 Sep 12:47
2018
Santi Cazorla: 'Arsène renewed my contract before the first operation, which was an incredible gesture. "Santi, I’… https://t.co/SfkrtrZO73
Tue 11 Sep 10:12
2018
@FMLogos_rocheyb There can be an overload of football from time to time, that’s for sure
Mon 10 Sep 20:24
2018
Which footballers have famous political views? The likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Paolo Di Canio and Joey Barton have… https://t.co/rQZpispsdk
Mon 10 Sep 18:24
2018
Rüdiger: 'Hazard is second only to Messi'. Rüdiger is incorrect. Do you agree? #CFC
Mon 10 Sep 15:39
2018
Cantona: 'I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United — they should have [Pep] Guardiola as coach.' #MUFC
Mon 10 Sep 12:05
2018
From the archive: 'Is English football too insular?' Are the English, and their fans, too obsessed with themselve… https://t.co/PGM4EZRyy1
Mon 10 Sep 08:37
2018
Alexander Arnold still lives with his parents, despite his huge on pitch success over the last 12 months. 'Vacuumi… https://t.co/ZxSjQgZGoy
Sun 9 Sep 20:01
2018
Ambitious even by Real’s standards! https://t.co/BCYxbXFGaq
Sat 8 Sep 10:36
2018
Hmm, this one is sure to spark controversy. https://t.co/HVqdLE4KNy
Thu 6 Sep 18:08
2018
Incompetent senior management? https://t.co/X74v60PzfQ
Tue 4 Sep 19:11
2018
Courtois: “In training, you see that the level at Real Madrid is high. I am now experiencing on a daily basis tha… https://t.co/bDrr7OxqTP
Tue 4 Sep 15:12
2018
Why has Italian football and Serie A declined in recent decades? https://t.co/im9UGAdmMg
Tue 4 Sep 12:32
2018
An analysis of the booming stadium construction currently taking place in London. Chelsea and Tottenham aren't th… https://t.co/7jNT1uaGGD
Mon 3 Sep 12:07
2018
Wonder if Spurs themselves considered the politics of a game at Stadium MK. Sure to be a controversial choice of ve… https://t.co/rBVsE27Z4b
Fri 31 Aug 19:43
2018
Atleti going into pot 1 as Europa League champions appears to have caused some controversy. If anything, just helps… https://t.co/palTrua96V
Thu 30 Aug 17:22
2018
Does anyone actually enjoy the pomp and ceremony of a #ucl draw?
Thu 30 Aug 17:20
2018
@iam_sourya @sidlowe True, Mourinho has won more than Wenger, but Sid's point still illustrates the hypocrisy of Mourinho's comments
Wed 29 Aug 21:33
2018
@ramswriter Agreed- English stadia are generally more sophisticated than the converted athletics stadiums of Serie… https://t.co/7miZaGHBHg
Wed 29 Aug 21:31
2018
An interesting perspective and this example perhaps exaggerates the point. But there have been arguments before th… https://t.co/5dcHExZOvN
Wed 29 Aug 21:05
2018
Without transfer money though, Dortmund's revenue went down 4.6% with merchandising income down by €10M. Notable p… https://t.co/HLqBc8W1pJ
Mon 27 Aug 12:47
2018
Pochettino on Mourinho: "For every single manager who is younger than him, he was an inspiration. For everyone.… https://t.co/kaf3TqsSvC
Mon 27 Aug 11:53
2018
An interesting development. If true, has this decision been born from the UK's more aggressive approach to Russia,… https://t.co/KkQaYkKhHq
Sun 26 Aug 11:35
2018
From the archive: An analysis of the booming stadium construction currently taking place in London. Chelsea and To… https://t.co/Pf5Qht5j8i
Wed 22 Aug 11:46
2018
Morata: “The most important thing is the way we play. Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the b… https://t.co/OMPHO3qIoq
Tue 21 Aug 14:22
2018
Things are getting messy at Manchester United, and we’ve only played 2 league games this season. Pogba/Raiola’s def… https://t.co/h3VpOCQs5P
Tue 21 Aug 13:11
2018
From the archive: 'Is English football too insular?' Are the English, and their fans, too obsessed with themselve… https://t.co/LZwhxoUnBO
Tue 21 Aug 12:27
2018
H.Kane "We're at a stage where we're not young any more. We're all getting to an age where we're a bit more exper… https://t.co/TQae7lVt94
Tue 21 Aug 11:09
2018
'Why has Italian football and Serie A declined in recent decades?' https://t.co/OqdbP6WPTi
Tue 21 Aug 09:02
2018
The anti-Ronaldo effect https://t.co/n3lvOJi5XG
Mon 20 Aug 18:54
2018
Klopp: "How the people reacted negatively to Karius after the final, by trying to isolate him, that almost made m… https://t.co/4xicDB7GVM
Mon 20 Aug 18:51
2018
‘Marginal gains’. The logic: ‘Pink has an effect because it’s linked to childhood experiences’. This in turn is sai… https://t.co/uKDKBb3u8B
Mon 20 Aug 13:37
2018
This is embarrassing for both Lazio and Serie A https://t.co/TT5ZoJFXxm
Sun 19 Aug 13:49
2018
Moyes is now the front runner to become the USA manager. His final roll of the managerial dice? https://t.co/WHF4s9mFd9
Sun 19 Aug 13:29
2018
The Bielsa revolution continues. #lufc https://t.co/gCg10vdXHH
Sat 18 Aug 19:09
2018
@ShayneDias_ Glad we could inform! This picture has become strangely iconic through the years.
Wed 15 Aug 21:16
2018
Excellent news for Palace, but what are the chances of Zaha actually staying at the club until 2023? #cpfc https://t.co/m5TLWgRUgH
Wed 15 Aug 21:02
2018
Klopp: "I never wanted to have the best team. I have never been part of that myself, as a player or manager. What… https://t.co/AUbwWIRM9x
Wed 15 Aug 12:40
2018
From the archive: 'PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Infamous Dutch child displays middle finger to the world'. Details of why… https://t.co/9TZ3Rz4l2e
Wed 15 Aug 11:09
2018
Gary Neville: "Mourinho has spent a lot of money, but the Van Gaal signings were really poor. Mourinho had to get… https://t.co/soTdFleTG9
Tue 14 Aug 15:15
2018
During a Napoli game last year, RB Leipzig built a special smoking section in the dressing-room area of their stadi… https://t.co/hq6RJvcfzi
Tue 14 Aug 11:48
2018
Which footballers have famous political views? https://t.co/XDWUw3OVFc
Tue 14 Aug 09:25
2018
'Our upcoming PL matches against Liverpool and Cardiff City will be switched to Wembley'. Levy: 'At the start of t… https://t.co/LgFGoC5pxf
Mon 13 Aug 20:43
2018
It's the surprising this didn't happen during Wenger's reign https://t.co/1TRnKbdHns
Mon 13 Aug 20:35
2018
@chiwizardry Economy no doubt fragile and vulnerable but sanctions on Friday exacerbated things
Mon 13 Aug 13:40
2018
'Digital dominance: the Bundesliga’s gamble on social media' A look at the contrast between the digital strategies… https://t.co/K7sHF70KOV
Mon 13 Aug 13:40
2018
Galatasaray's VP, Abdürrahim Albayrak: "God damn (Donald) Trump. He ruined us. We can't make transfers anymore be… https://t.co/SaEV8BeAV5
Mon 13 Aug 11:46
2018
What really is a super sub? https://t.co/vkfuawfziK
Mon 13 Aug 10:10
2018
Leicester's £24m James Maddison made his Premier League debut against #MUFC on Friday. The 21 year old had 2 shots… https://t.co/RoxddcZe4i
Sun 12 Aug 11:24
2018
More evidence that #MUFC's board are looking at putting in long term, structural changes to mitigate drawbacks of '… https://t.co/3UTLxLEPK4
Sun 12 Aug 11:05
2018
Dark horses Wolves start their campaign against a much bolstered Everton side today. Controversial and divisive, bu… https://t.co/x19QxsKuJL
Sat 11 Aug 17:25
2018
Really impressed with Shola Ameobi as a pundit. More please!
Sat 11 Aug 17:24
2018
No doubt true, but interesting that Pochettino has chosen to use political factors as a shield for Tottenham’s inac… https://t.co/ERv2LKPgZE
Fri 10 Aug 12:58
2018
Last year’s #PL Friday night opener was an absolute belter (#AFC beat #LFC 4-3), carnival atmosphere, etc. Leiceste… https://t.co/jNPOZlPqPb
Fri 10 Aug 10:27
2018
Equally, if not a worse window for Man Utd. Obviously short last year and a clear failure to address the needs of t… https://t.co/J6ay79Qo8b
Fri 10 Aug 06:58
2018
The first club since 2003 to not sign a player in the summer window. But was the release of two of your hottest pro… https://t.co/IJQFdNoqrD
Fri 10 Aug 06:57
2018
Last shout out for this season's #FantasyPremierLeague. Deadline for gameweek one is tomorrow at 19.00 (UK time).… https://t.co/HlRyQv7m16
Thu 9 Aug 19:23
2018
Adama Traoré dribbled past an opponent on 267 occasions in the Championship last season which was a staggering 132… https://t.co/K9jP5I4DKt
Wed 8 Aug 14:10
2018
Maurizio Sarri: Why did it take so long for him to sign, and what should Chelsea fans expect? #CFC @TomGDella https://t.co/FLnlX8HBwQ
Wed 8 Aug 12:30
2018
15 years ago keepers completed less than 43% of their passes, but in 2017-18 that had risen to 54%, with Ederson co… https://t.co/pYjXvVeBS8
Wed 8 Aug 10:46
2018
Why did Pep Guardiola play his full backs in central midfield when he first started at Man City? #MCFC https://t.co/AgFq2PBNLX
Wed 8 Aug 08:21
2018
This is an inflated fee driven by an early ending transfer window. Had the window ended 31 August a more measured a… https://t.co/L1dv9WZF1P
Tue 7 Aug 20:11
2018
Shout out for yesterday's piece: Our guide to Fantasy Premier League 2018/19. https://t.co/7gAt5PUksH
Tue 7 Aug 18:06
2018
Kroos: "It'll be difficult to compensate 50 goals per season. Cristiano has been an important cornerstone for us… https://t.co/pEIgv8fFeD
Tue 7 Aug 17:07
2018
Willian: "I hope he [Sarri] is not like Conte. Conte was a coach I found very hard to work with. The philosophy,… https://t.co/Y9tagZyzdr
Tue 7 Aug 15:08
2018