La Liga / Opinion / Premier League

Had Sir Alex Ferguson really not heard of Michu?

In the build-up to Manchester United’s match against Swansea City last month, Sir Alex Ferguson said he had never heard of the Swans’ free-scoring Spaniard before he signed for them. But was that a rare admittance of scouting oversight or a cannily-timed fibbed? Michu was, after all, the top-scoring midfielder in La Liga last season.  … Continue reading

Opinion / Premier League

Why Roman Abramovich really sacks all those managers…

Suddenly it all makes sense. Roman Abramovich, the man with the itchy trigger finger and apparent inability to smile, is actually a football genius. His financial smarts have never been in question; at least not to a layman like me who sees £8.4billion as a reasonable retirement fund, regardless of the business behind it. But … Continue reading