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Poisoned chalice for AVB successor

March 7, 2012


What do Glenn Hoddle, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Rafa Benitez all have in common, aside from currently being out of work? You guessed it, they all want to succeed the sacked Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea. They in fact have another thing in common: not one of them has a hope in hell of becoming Roman Abramovich’s […]

Capello blunder could cost him his job

February 8, 2012


Fabio Capello’s public criticism of the FA’s decision to take the England captaincy from John Terry may have won him the support of Sir Alex Ferguson, but it just might cost him his job as England manager. Should the FA decide that Capello is in breach of his contract, as ex-FA Chief Executive David Davies […]

For the love of the club: Kilby to bow out

February 7, 2012


After thirteen years at the helm of what has in that time been one of the country’s most stable football clubs, Barry Kilby has announced that he is to stand down as chairman of Burnley FC at the end of the season. This is sad news indeed, particularly as Kilby has cited health reasons for […]

The smokescreen of ‘Poppygate’

November 10, 2011


Hurrah! Silly season is over! The combined might of Prince William and David Cameron have defeated the evil forces of Sepp Blatter and FIFA. England is once again victorious! Land of Hope and Glory etc. No, we haven’t overturned the ridiculousness of the decision to award successive World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Frank Lampard’s […]

“Where has the money gone?”

October 20, 2011


“There are extreme reactions and that’s football! People do have extremes as supporters and I can understand that. It’s my job to try and stay on a level footing, aware of the results and the need to improve them. “I would only ask the fans to stick with me and my players and see if […]

‘Bad boy’ Suarez back on form?

October 19, 2011


Yesterday’s blog post was perhaps a little too pro-Liverpool for my liking, even if it was about the Hillsborough disaster. I feel like I need to even it out a little. So… Luis Suarez, anyone? No doubt the guy has to go down as one of the signings of 2011, and proof that despite all […]

Finally, the actual truth on Hillsborough

October 18, 2011


“Now for the truth”. The Liverpool Daily Echo has every reason to be happy with the outcome of yesterday’s parliamentary debate on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Twenty-two-and-a-half years is a long time to wait for justice. But the families of the 96 Liverpool supporters who tragically died will finally get the truth after Home Secretary […]