Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Can Manchester United Beat Everyone

April 23, 2011


Manchester United lack a creative player in the centre of the field. Their defines lacks depth and the backup players lack consistency. They are over-reliant on agony players and, especially in the case of Edwin Van Der Sar, they have no clear replacement. They have only 5 away league wins, and, if they win it, […]

The 5 Matches To Decide 4th Place

April 10, 2011


This is a good time to reflect on the high points of this season. The 4-4 comeback to end all comebacks between Arsenal and Newcastle, Chelsea’s 12 goals in the opening 2 matches of the season, Ian Holloway in….general. I say this because this is the time of year where nervy low scoring and goalless […]

5 Quick Lessons From Rooney vs Camera

April 7, 2011


1] The Football Association doesn’t retrospectively punish It will impose suspensions when a fine would be more appropriate. And act without precedent. But it doesn’t retrospectively punish for actions already dealt with. So this isn’t about the elbow to James McCarthy. Clearly. 2] Rooney’s back in the good books For the first time since he […]

Spurs, Real and Certainties of the Game

April 4, 2011


There are no certainties in football, the cliche goes. All there are are streaks – good, bad, hot, cold, occasionally nude. But 9 years and 150 matches; what an accomplishment. Just last week my summary of the ┬áChampion’s League match tomorrow would simply have been “Mourinho doesn’t lose at home”. But football is a strange […]