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Author Archives: James Pennington

Taking A Closer Look at Steven Gerrard’s Performance For England Against Ukraine

Posted on by James Pennington

In the world of tweets and Facebook commentary, opinion and debate is not hard to come by in modern football. Throw a #hashtag on your thoughts, and they’re there for the world to see. After England scraped through against Ukraine … Continue reading

Manchester United Back in Touching Distance of Winning the Premier League

Posted on by James Pennington

What difference a single game can make. Against Wigan just days earlier, the knives were immediately pulled out on Manchester United and their chances of taking home a record 20th Premier League title. The pressure of the run-in was finally … Continue reading

Removing John Terry’s England Captaincy Causing Leadership Tensions for Capello & The FA

Posted on by James Pennington

Lightning, it appears, does strike twice. Two years to the day after Fabio Capello stripped John Terry of the England captaincy, the FA through its chairman, David Bernstein, made the same decision in far more controversial and emotive circumstances amid … Continue reading

Manchester United Find Their Form By Destroying Fulham

Posted on by James Pennington

On a night when their main title rivals Manchester City were disposing of Stoke City at the Etihad, the red side of Manchester maintained the pressure with an away trip to Fulham that could barely have been easier. Three first … Continue reading

Andre Villas-Boas Criticism of Gary Neville Reveals Deeper Anxieties

Posted on by James Pennington

Settling into football management at any level is not easy for anybody, least of all a 34-year old who is attempting to steer one of the world’s wealthiest clubs back to the top of both domestic and European competitions. Yet … Continue reading