Manchester United managers need to be built a certain way. Taking charge of one of the most highly scrutinised clubs in the world is no mean feat; pressure from fans is intense, criticism from the media is a given and success is a must. With the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles his press appearances, however, … Continue reading Solskjaer’s press conferences are a mark of his ineptitude
“We have some competition for places but I would have to say that there is nobody who I think is challenging seriously at the moment to push him out of that position.” This view on Jordan Pickford’s England status must surely have come from an uneducated fan on Twitter? An under-qualified pundit, perhaps? Or a … Continue reading Southgate must be out of his mind to defend Pickford so profusely
There is no question that last week was one of Celtic’s worst in recent memory. After going out with a whimper in a 2-0 home defeat to Glasgow rivals Rangers, a 3-1 Europa League loss to AC Milan was promptly followed by more dropped points away at Aberdeen. Talk of pressure on Hoops boss Neil … Continue reading The numbers behind Celtic’s week from hell
Marcus Rashford’s heart is definitely in the right place. There is a lot more to the debate surrounding his free school meals campaign than the majority of people realise, but you can’t deny that the Manchester United star is trying to make things better for a younger generation. Rashford is receiving plaudits from left, right … Continue reading Marcus Rashford deserves praise off the pitch, but still warrants criticism on it
After France and Portugal played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday night, a number of French players took to their social media accounts to post about the game. Interestingly, their main purpose didn’t seem to be to reflect on the match itself; instead, it looked as though many of them simply wanted an excuse to … Continue reading The Heirs to Ronaldo and Messi
As the dust settles on the worst result of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United so far, Harry Maguire is far from the only problem at the club. The manager himself is once again proving that he is not up to the job. Marcus Rashford continues to frustrate with lackluster performances (as do numerous … Continue reading Harry Maguire – An £80million Bag of Mistakes
Young players breaking into the first team is no new phenomenon at Motherwell. Allan Campbell is simply the latest in a long line of success stories, having broken into the squad as a teenager and firmly establishing himself as a key player. Now, however, he is being linked with a move to Aberdeen or Hibernian. … Continue reading Motherwell must keep Campbell this year
After a period of time that didn’t quite equate to the usual summer’s wait, the new English Premier League season began over the weekend. There were a variety of new signings on show, as well as a number of new-look squads being put to the test for the first time. So who impressed? Which sides … Continue reading The Premier League is back- Opening Week Review
The performance of referee Felix Brych throughout Manchester United’s 2-1 Europa League loss to Sevilla raised plenty of eyebrows. Some decisions were genuinely laughable, and it’s hard to believe that an official who is ranked so highly across Europe could get so many simple decisions wrong in such a short period of time. The major … Continue reading Why are referees so scared to give penalties?
The English Premier League season drew to a close yesterday, and it was a strange campaign in more ways than one. An extended pause due to lockdown contributed heavily to this, but it was also unusual in footballing terms. I discussed the drop in quality throughout the division earlier this year, and the final league … Continue reading What do Manchester United need for next season?