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Is Claudio Ranieri on the brink?

Claudio Ranieri came into a club on the road to ruin. They had started the season disastrously under a manager appointed, when no fans wanted him, and then sacked, when many fans insisted he ought to be given a proper chance. Since Jose Mourinho even Rafael Benitez had come, tried, and failed. The players were [...]

Sir Alex Ferguson to stay at least two more years

Sir Alex Ferguson, the seventy year old manager of Manchester United, said in an interview with the BBC that he intends to stay in the Old Trafford hot seat for at least two or three more seasons. He has already been in the position for more than two decades and will be close to  thirty [...]

Gus Poyet to Tottenham?

Harry Redknapp is likely to be the next England manager. This is hardly a revelation and nor is it something new. Everybody who follows English football is aware of the idea. It even seems to be a case of a matter of when and not if he is to become England manager. The question that [...]

If AVB goes, who comes?

Andre Villas Boas is struggling at Chelsea. The players are rebelling against his authority, at least some of them are, whilst results too are not happening according to his designs and wishes. Even the fans have started to turn against him, in the last match the Stamford Bridge support even called for his head and [...]

Chelsea players turn on AVB

Andre Villas-Boas, new to London, new to Chelsea, new to the English Premiership and, to some degree, new to football management. Having been a professional football manager for only a handful of years and, considering his relatively youthful age (in comparison to others in the same profession), yet to experience any serious issues the Chelsea [...]

Tevez set to return

Carlos Tevez was told by Roberto Mancini he would never play for Manchester City again. Carlos Tevez told Manchester City he never wanted anything to do with the club again. This week Carlos Tevez is going to return to Manchester City and within a couple of weeks, after fitness training, Carlos Tevez will be pulling [...]

Capello to Russia?

Anzhi Makhachkala, the Russian club with an abundance of wealth behind them, are reportedly close to signing Fabio Capello as manager. The club, owned by Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, has made no attempts to hide its wealth and in recent times has made moves for every notable high profile player available for transfer. Now, it [...]

Liverpool…good season or bad?

Liverpool might end up in fourth position and wrap up a League Cup, perhaps even an FA Cup trophy too. At the season’s end, however, the most poignant event, the most significant, will still be the Luis Suarez debacle. This club, Liverpool, of the John Barnes era, which stood up against continued racism (during the [...]

Sneijder linked to Man Utd, again

Wesley Sneijder has been linked with Manchester United in the past few days, and not for the first time. The Dutchman has continuously been linked with Manchester United for the best part of two seasons but each time the move was apparently close to completion something cropped up an prevented it from being finalized. That [...]

Walcott says players owed Wenger the victory

Arsenal smashed Blackburn Rovers on the weekend. Scoring several goals, dominating the match and appearing genuinely impressive for the first time in a long time Arsenal looked like Arsenal used to look like. In the eyes of Arsenal fans Arsenal played like Arsenal should always be playing. In the eyes of neutrals Arsenal got their [...]