Will West Ham benefit from Manchester City’s European schedule?

Manchester City were halted, with a heaving shudder, by Juventus in Europe this week. The Italian giant had yet to win in Serie A, but were oozing with exactly the sort of aristocratic nous that wins you these heavyweight, ding-dong European affairs. Manchester City’s feathers, which were standing at full height thanks to their perfect […]

Carlos Tevez: Football for the People

  This piece first appeared on TheseFootballTimes.com THERE’S NOTHING GLAMOROUS about him. His body, hunched and taut, is soaked in a different kind of perspiration, a dirty, greasy sweat, not the type Cristiano Ronaldo is wetted by, and uses like a de facto hair gel. This man’s hair falls in lank, ebony strands over his face […]

Second season syndrome proving fatal for Lukaku and Everton

It wasn’t so long ago, was it? It certainly feels like it. Only nine months ago, Romelu Lukaku sat beside Roberto Martinez and announced to the world that he was now an Everton player, and a permanent one. “I don’t have any regrets. I am very happy with the choices I’ve made.” he said, and […]

Champions League Round up – All the Goals

A stroll for Real Madrid, a last minute penalty for Liverpool on their Champions League return, losses for Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, and wins for the rest. It was an action-packed evening in Europe’s premier club competition, and all the goals from all the matches are embedded below. Goal of the night honours resulted in a […]