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A blog about Political, Economic and Tactical football issues in the Premier League, and beyond.
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This game finished 20 - 0 in Serie C https://t.co/7IPG1Sddl7
Sun 17 Feb 16:23
2019
A good omen for the reds. https://t.co/FyoVRZutnM
Sat 9 Feb 10:09
2019
Your apathy and lack of action, @FIFAcom, is completely unacceptable. Do something about this. https://t.co/zt1Vh5sK6N
Tue 5 Feb 20:29
2019
Mourinho likely thought the bad days would have been few and far between while he was out of top-level management.… https://t.co/sPvaLBxq4C
Tue 5 Feb 20:22
2019
Pep's ability to start games strongly is remarkable #mcfc https://t.co/2f3XqxmrZT
Sun 3 Feb 20:32
2019
Don’t think he really needed to set the record straight. But a great interview with Steve Bruce. https://t.co/8KMWUY22yY
Sat 2 Feb 11:15
2019
'Digital dominance: the Bundesliga's gamble on social media' A look at the contrast between the digital strategies… https://t.co/mW7MpfBSP1
Wed 30 Jan 14:45
2019
@camisadezUK If you’re going to persist with the conjecture that Ligue 1 is genuinely as competitive as La Liga the… https://t.co/MgajbUyWoD
Tue 29 Jan 19:30
2019
From the archive: 'PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Infamous Dutch child displays middle finger to the world'. Details of why… https://t.co/Xyn2ykxI2Z
Tue 29 Jan 16:45
2019
@camisadezUK You're missing the point. The difference in competitiveness between Ligue 1 and La Liga is huge; PSG (… https://t.co/zvVIXQuKF2
Mon 28 Jan 20:42
2019
L'Equipe reporting Neymar out until March & will miss CL games v Man Utd. Problem with playing for PSG is that you… https://t.co/fjzaIjpzPg
Mon 28 Jan 20:20
2019
From the archive: 'Is English football too insular?' Are the English, and their fans, too obsessed with themselve… https://t.co/vi1wtvCUiH
Mon 28 Jan 12:11
2019
Not sure who has been worse... Henry or Neville! https://t.co/OTKaj9d8yW
Thu 24 Jan 18:47
2019
Really good read, worth a look. https://t.co/lkRRiB0vtK
Thu 24 Jan 15:58
2019
There were a record 6 English clubs in the top 10 this year. #MUFC have slipped to third behind Barca and Madrid.… https://t.co/qswVirOHXS
Thu 24 Jan 13:17
2019
Filipe Luis: "Anyone who says Messi didn't deserve Ballon d'Or doesn't know anything about football. I don't win… https://t.co/EZDItRHrw2
Wed 23 Jan 12:04
2019
An insight into the minds of a referee. Mark Clattenburg: 'One thing I have noticed is that when Salah goes down t… https://t.co/LYnRhsOIDA
Tue 22 Jan 22:38
2019
Difficult weekend for Sarri and Chelsea. Things seemed to have got negative very quickly. Sarri needs to leave his… https://t.co/QemQ2jpbpS
Sun 20 Jan 13:31
2019
Cracking gesture... no reason more clubs couldn’t follow suit. https://t.co/tvOaUWjC7G
Sat 19 Jan 14:49
2019
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Pele at Hillsborough, 1972 https://t.co/XUqNARUG7g
Thu 17 Jan 15:20
2019
Mourinho: “Honoured to have given Petr a top Premier League #1 shirt. His numbers, his performances, his titles a… https://t.co/MbL8T7z6aM
Thu 17 Jan 11:17
2019
@daniel_robert_w Fair play. Every club has their own section of idiots— at least Chelsea are actively trying to res… https://t.co/CG4eSFu8nK
Wed 16 Jan 22:10
2019
This is excellent coming from #CFC, but how much is it a reaction to the problems their own fans keep causing off t… https://t.co/OcFZJ0xAzd
Wed 16 Jan 21:53
2019
Among Wagner’s many successes has been to prove the ‘German’ model in the Championship. Norwich have replicated by… https://t.co/I8elrVjjkW
Mon 14 Jan 18:47
2019
Bielsa has been very honest (perhaps language plays a part), but clearly there is a cultural point on the acceptabi… https://t.co/vhPi4VUgtF
Sat 12 Jan 12:47
2019
Doubt this will be the last on this one. Not condoning this, but there do seem to be a lot of people in glass house… https://t.co/fQmhUePRxl
Sat 12 Jan 12:46
2019
Bielsa vs Lampard.... who’d have thought we’d ever see that managerial matchup.
Fri 11 Jan 18:00
2019
A big one (and likely a good one) in the Championship tonight.
Fri 11 Jan 17:59
2019
Should #Inter fans be concerned, @TomGDella? https://t.co/7VSljov6qu https://t.co/awS8Z1JLXc
Wed 9 Jan 20:33
2019
This is incredibly speculative, and it goes without saying that it's completely unproven, but this is (allegedly) o… https://t.co/yKudJVY2p2
Wed 9 Jan 19:33
2019
Premier League clubs would also argue they contribute greatly in different ways. An Economic Impact Assessment est… https://t.co/5Xx9o8eDzB
Tue 8 Jan 20:20
2019
An interesting snippet from @SwissRamble last week. Why do PL team's pay such little tax? It's because corporation… https://t.co/6uEjSy8jcQ
Tue 8 Jan 20:20
2019
Napoli have every reason to be perplexed. Refs definitely should stop matches if there are racist chants. The Ita… https://t.co/ASXuxThnSl
Tue 8 Jan 19:30
2019
Delia Smith, the Norwich board, and to some extent ex club ex-Chairman Ed Balls, have done very well to create a cl… https://t.co/Qg1GXnBtiB
Mon 7 Jan 20:47
2019
A desperate plea, or does Sarri genuinely believe this? #CFC https://t.co/CqRp1UEROu
Mon 7 Jan 20:40
2019
Is there magic still in the cup? A ‘proper’ FA Cup tie tonight (aside from the Friday night kickoff)!
Fri 4 Jan 19:25
2019
2017-18 - City go unbeaten until they play Liverpool at Anfield 2018-19 - Liverpool go unbeaten until they play City at Etihad #MCILIV
Thu 3 Jan 22:06
2019
This is an interesting thread on the commercial benefits of signing Pulisic. The US football market is ripe, nascan… https://t.co/jDsP1OeAat
Thu 3 Jan 19:18
2019
This is thoroughly worth your time (as always) https://t.co/Qs6Ti4G0lE
Thu 3 Jan 18:13
2019
With Pochettino, Kane and Alli signing new contracts recently, Eriksen and his agent will now know what kind of sal… https://t.co/23K9rPQIEO
Wed 2 Jan 19:07
2019
Interesting read (world of rugby apologies), but still of relevance. More to come on this one it would seem. https://t.co/CjZ9LsDkEj
Sun 30 Dec 17:20
2018
#Highlightsof2018 (April) 'Digital dominance: the Bundesliga’s gamble on social media' A look at the social media… https://t.co/r46zOd4NnD
Sat 29 Dec 12:35
2018
Interesting, as ever, from Mr. Warnock https://t.co/PPww0bx7Nk
Sat 29 Dec 12:22
2018
#Highlightsof2018 We wrote this piece in January, before the World Cup commenced. The Russia World Cup, in compa… https://t.co/wCfPtYJnBi
Fri 28 Dec 14:06
2018
It’s this type of rhetoric from the people in power in Italy that epitomises why the country will continue to have… https://t.co/KRbAFF0Wzx
Fri 28 Dec 11:44
2018
Would be intrigued to know, among many things, how the PR workers of Kim Jong Un's authoritarian, totalitarian dict… https://t.co/8UB4WNIGhk
Thu 27 Dec 16:06
2018
Guardiola on #Spurs & #Liverpool being above #MCFC: ”They deserve it, they win games, we don't win games, so the… https://t.co/UDQodTxFNQ
Thu 27 Dec 12:14
2018
'I'm sorry for the defeat and above all to have left my brothers! But I'm proud of the colour of my skin. To be Fr… https://t.co/IcKQNGIRpj
Thu 27 Dec 00:44
2018
This is just speculation, but Aarons is quite the player, and has been significant in Norwich's ascent up the Champ… https://t.co/y0emplZK35
Wed 26 Dec 13:21
2018
Today marks the first ever Boxing day that Serie A will host league games. It's high time other European leagues c… https://t.co/Yz5A65VIY3
Wed 26 Dec 13:17
2018
Is this Benitez's way of managing the expectations of the club's fans and board? Either way, the fact that 13 year… https://t.co/fyqGzfmhb7
Mon 24 Dec 18:27
2018
The Premier League has polarised this year. Have the league's best teams ever been as good as this? https://t.co/APmoeiLgi0
Mon 24 Dec 13:45
2018
Not dissimilar to changes with the national team. Today looked ‘fun’ from a United player perspective #mufc
Sat 22 Dec 19:57
2018
Pretty well dealt with by the press team it would seem. Or are Spurs just avoiding the issue? https://t.co/BGbFj1u1gi
Thu 20 Dec 18:59
2018
Messi, the 5th best player in the world, stats in Europe's top 5 leagues this season: Most goals (14) Most assists… https://t.co/UucX5C458U
Mon 17 Dec 19:37
2018
‘Nearly 60% of clubs in England's top two divisions have gambling companies as shirt sponsors.’ https://t.co/UtZp5FdswD
Thu 6 Dec 10:34
2018
The fact that Lionel Messi came 5th in this year’s Ballon d’Or is absolutely ridiculous. https://t.co/eagWPb6wvY
Wed 5 Dec 07:48
2018
If Mourinho can make it past Xmas, then his season will swing entirely on United's performances in the Champions Le… https://t.co/WssDCWKNFx
Tue 4 Dec 15:06
2018
Pogba has allegedly, in response, claimed Mourinho is restricting United. This stand-off can't continue while Unit… https://t.co/FUBCAQ5rlX
Tue 4 Dec 10:40
2018
An in-depth analysis in to Mourinho's third season at every club he's been at throughout his career would be fascin… https://t.co/4chAUNm52v
Mon 3 Dec 17:49
2018
Political Football Clubs Part 2: The Right https://t.co/P0HgeUlSbt
Mon 3 Dec 16:58
2018
Management of a PL team is about such small margins. Unlikely Hughes would have been sacked had Southampton had ou… https://t.co/4sISupCduz
Mon 3 Dec 12:05
2018
Sat 1 Dec 14:21
2018
Leeds look set for top spot. Some pretty suspect defending to lead them there mind!
Sat 1 Dec 14:20
2018
Has Sherwood even picked Spurs’ strongest side? https://t.co/toYqwibQXs
Fri 30 Nov 20:04
2018
Maradona is a true intellect. Eloquence epitomised. https://t.co/iMoVVKSule
Mon 26 Nov 12:15
2018
Surely the ousting of May can only be bad for the EU. The likelihood being a Brexiteer replacement and ‘No Deal’ very much in play now.
Thu 15 Nov 17:57
2018
On Brexit, does anyone feel the EU may have overplayed their hand?
Thu 15 Nov 17:56
2018
Are departure bonuses really necessary? Really?! Terrible PR from the PL. https://t.co/RfKMEq7QVc
Thu 15 Nov 15:17
2018
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