Suffocating Aesthetic Perfection: The Manchester City Paradox
The better the Premier League champions get, the more boring they become.
Only Leicester's Brendan Rodgers Can Derail the Pep Express
The former Liverpool boss finally has a chance to bring the league title home to Anfield.
At Least Man City’s Tottenham Defeat Gives Them a Problem to Fix
Tuesday night saw Pep Guardiola's side lack quality and focus, but maybe the best opponent City can face now is themselves.
Steve McManaman, The First British Galactico
Though he was an unlikely superstar in many ways, Steve McManaman was the harbinger of the Galacticos era. Here’s how the scampish former Spice Boy ushered in a lavish age at Real Madrid.
shite derby streaks
Football Clubs’ Worst Ever Streaks Against Their Derby Rivals
With Atletico Madrid suffering yet more pain in Europe at the hands of intra-city rivals Real, we take a look at the worst derby streaks of all time.
the urge to merge
When Two Remain Two: A Potted History of Failed Football Club Mergers
Plans to merge two football clubs are rarely popular and tend to founder, often in the face of overwhelming fan opposition. Here, we revisit some of the grand alliances that never came to pass.
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The Life and Legacy of Rocky Rocastle In The Words of His Son and Ian Wright
In March 2001, Arsenal legend and fan favourite David Rocastle died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at only 33 years of age. We spoke to his son Ryan and former teammate Ian Wright about his life and career.
Whereabouts Violations Reveal Larger Flaws of English Football's Anti-Doping Efforts
Manchester City's £35,000 fine says an awful lot about English football's anti-doping system.
Carli Lloyd Signs Short-Term Deal with Manchester City in the Women's Super League
The US women's national team star will play in the Champions League for the first time, and wants to promote the American NWSL on British soil.
relegation shocks and surprises
Too Good To Go Down: The Best Sides Relegated From The English Top Flight
Over the decades, there have been some truly shocking relegations on these shores. Man City, Middlesbrough, Leeds United – these are the sides who were too good to go down.
the rumour mill
Why Are Football Clubs Actively Engaging With Transfer Rumours?
In the form of ‘Insider’ columns and ‘Media Watch’, football clubs are embroiling themselves in the swirling maelstrom of transfer gossip. So, what’s in it for them?
Samir Nasri's Sexy Time Tweets Get Him in Hot Water with Doping Officials
Nasri went to a wellness clinic, his account started tweeting out tales of sexual favours, and then the Spanish anti-doping agency came along.