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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

A view from the Championship – Part 1
Opinion / The Championship

A view from the Championship – Part 1

The latest round of Championship matches saw impressive wins for the top three, another controversial refereeing decision and a few more turns on the managerial merry-go-round. Two-for-one yellow cards Another weekend, another dodgy refereeing decision; although in truth this was less dodgy, more ridiculous. The 0-0 result in the Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Sheffield … Continue reading

Opinion / The Championship

Five Championship prospects not called Wilfried Zaha

With all the hype surrounding Crystal Palace’s latest wonder kid, and an almost inevitable transfer to the Premier League fast approaching, here are five other players currently making waves in the Championship who seem destined for the top. Jordan Rhodes – Blackburn Rovers Too obvious?  Probably.  But the 22-year-old Scottish striker just can’t be ignored.  … 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