football agent to the stars
We Spoke to Veteran Football Agent Rob Jansen about Brexit, Ronald Koeman and China
We visited veteran football agent Rob Jansen – whose clients include Ronald Koeman and Daley Blind – to discuss the latest developments in the wild world of transfers.
Sam van Raalte
Double Disaster in El Clasico: The Mutual Humiliation of Barca and Real
In the mid-nineties, Barcelona and Real Madrid embarrassed each other in El Clasico with uncanny symmetry. It was a reminder that even the loftiest champions must learn the value of a humbling defeat.
Bonfire of The Vanities: Manchester United's 1994 Humbling at The Hands of Barcelona
In November 1994, Manchester United were thumped 4-0 by a team that I had neither heard of nor seen play. Their name was FC Barcelona, and they were truly magnificent.
How Ronald Koeman Became the Netherlands' Top Managerial Export
As a player, Ronald Koeman's route to success was fairly straightforward. But, as a manager, he's followed a far more interesting path to the top – and is a better boss for it.
The Sweet Seduction of Ronald Koeman: Reviewing Everton vs. Middlesbrough
In the penultimate portion of our Premier League Review, we discuss the self-possessed sexiness of Everton’s Dutch saviour.
'i want my kid to be like mido'
The Rise and Fall of Mido, the Man Who Out-Gunned Zlatan
15 years ago, Ajax were blessed with two brilliant young talents. In a 20-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they had a tantalising prospect; in Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhami – Mido for short – they had an even better one.
the premier league is upon us
Premier League Previews: Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City & Leicester City
In part two of our Premier League previews we're assessing the fortunes of Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull City and Leicester City.
Jim Weeks & Will Magee
saints sinners and the occasional bomb scare
St. Totteringham and His Healing Hands: The Premier League Review
As we lament the last day of the season, we can at least take solace in Spurs doing a Spurs and all the banter about bomb scares.
premier league review
Ronald Koeman, Mighty Samurai: The Premier League Review
Ronald Koeman's plucky Southampton brushed aside Newcastle at the weekend, while mighty Leicester City took another huge step towards the title. For all that and more, it's our Premier League Review.
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The Premier League Awards: Austin, Alli & Mertesacker
This weekend's top Premier League stories came from the instantly impactful Austin, Alli's worldie, and a badly timed case of the Mertesackers.
A Brief History of Sportsmen in Hospital Beds
In the modern age of social media connectivity, there is nothing strange about athletes posting images of themselves in a hospital bed. Apparently.
A Small Minority of Idiots
Five Things We Learned from This Weekend's Football
Newspaper curses, 30-minute substitutions and the Pirlo belter to end all Pirlo belters.