Napoleon once said that “England is a nation of shopkeepers”, but a browse through the Sunday papers suggested that we..
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Losing to Liverpool is much like a trip to the dentist. Irritating and occasionally painful, but you can take comfort..
No-one likes us but we don’t care, right? In fact we enjoy our role as football’s Anti-Christ so much, we..
Football as a metaphor for life itself? The traditional Easter story tells us of death and resurrection; as the football..
While Jose may be worried about the recent arrival of bird flu on British shores, he seems to have started..
It must be spring. The lighter evenings, an increase in temperature, the sudden flurry of April showers interspersed with bursts..
It was possibly a combination of sleep depravation and alcohol, but a scene from the movie ‘Airplane’ came to mind..
Jose Mourinho and I have a lot in common, you know. Suave, handsome, desired and detested by millions in equal..
If football had an equivalent to the Oscars then Saturday’s clash at the Hawthorns would be this season’s “Brokeback Mountain”;..
Despite our return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Portsmouth, it saddens me to report that yet again..
I’ve always been in awe of people who dedicate their lives to study and academia; nuclear fission, the reproductive system..
Your mid-thirties are a very strange time. Mortgages, responsibility and a decade or two of that creeping disease known as..
For all the talk of midfielders during the build-up to the umpteenth clash between Chelsea and Liverpool in the last..
After the blanket coverage of Chelsea’s financial results (OK, overdraft) and a day of “Isn’t it scandalous?!” style comment from..
The arrival of a whale in West London caused something of a stir over the weekend; possibly a pre-ordered buffet..
After the disappointment of missing out on the signings of Evra, Adebayor, Diaby and Walcott along with the countless others..
The media may be reporting that dark and sinister forces are trying to ban the traditions that underpin Christmas, but..
The spectacle and glamour of the World Cup draw in Leipzig last Friday wasn’t exactly low-key; any ceremony that involves..
Somewhere in London right now, a cabbie is shouting at TalkSport because of the injustice of it all. “Bloody Chelsea,..
Following the death of one of football’s most enduring characters last Friday, the most refreshing aspect of the weekend’s fixtures..
Apologies for the weak pun but the temptation to indulge in Bond-style headlines has been too great given recent events;..
There is nothing worse than a rude awakening. There I was, quietly browsing the morning papers with both tabloids and..
After a relatively gloomy week by our standards, the entertaining if slightly nervy win over Blackburn was a welcome boost..
If a week is a long time in politics then the equivalent period in football could be measured in dog..
They say that every dog has its day and frankly, Sepp Blatter has had his and is long overdue a..
Having spent last week grinning like Cheshire cats after an easy win against Liverpool, the momentum gathered after eight successive..
“When he was good he was very very good, but when he was bad he was horrid.” I’d speculate that..
Champions League match day two. I presumed that I would wake up this morning with nerves jangling, great expectations and..
As autumn arrives and the Premier League finds its stride, a quick look at last weekend’s games suggests that despite..