Are City Out Of It Already ?

Eight games in and already eight points behind. This was unthinkable at the start of the season. It was true that everyone had the Premier League down as a two horse race, the new La Liga, but even so Manchester City were the favourites. Since the Abu Dhabi buyout in 2008, City have been by […]

Zizou – Are You For Real ?

They say you should never go back. Up until this year Zinedine Zidane had always demonstrated a magnificent sense of timing. As one of the all time great attacking midfielders, timing your runs ( or in Zizou’s case – leisurely strolls ) into the box just perfectly tuck away a pass that no-one else was […]

Serie A Hots Up As Pluto Goes South

Many footballers are superstitious but Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri takes the whole packet of digestives. He was an hour late for training one day because a black cat crossed his path and he had to stop his car and wait until another car passed him. But it was a quiet country road and no-one came […]

Are AC Finally Going To Stop Being DC ?

Ask anyone to name the top three sides in world football and they’ll likely come up with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. All three of them came into existence around the turn of the 20th century and their charts have much in common. They all have the Sun in mutable signs in conjunction with […]