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Author Archives: Richard Sunley

About Richard Sunley

Write for a Japanese news wire service with work published in The Japan Times, Global Post and Mainichi Online. Long suffering Tottenham fan and hope that one day Japan and/or England will win the World Cup. I accept that could take a little while... Twitter: @richyjin

Tottenham: 5 Questions To Answer Before The Start Of The Season

Posted on by Richard Sunley
Spurs

Following the almost non-stop turmoil of last season, Tottenham’s 2014/15 pre-season has been notable for its lack of headlines. Aside from a well publicized attempt to snatch Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, Spurs have just made a couple of low profile … Continue reading

England’s Central Midfield Dilemma

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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For years England’s central midfield zone was consumed with one conundrum summed up by two names: Steven Gerrard and  Frank Lampard. Both were great players for their clubs. Powerful, charismatic,adept in front of goal, and decent passers. Both had won … Continue reading

With Adam Lallana Possibly On His Way, What Will A Pochettino Tottenham Team Look Like?

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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Now that Mauricio Pochettino has officially become Tottenham manager, the work to mold a team begins. Much has been made of the swashbuckling style of Southampton’s play under the Argentine coach. And Spurs fans will be expecting to see a … Continue reading

5 Things Mauricio Pochettino Needs To Do At Tottenham

Posted on by Richard Sunley
mauricio-pochettino

And so the Tottenham managerial merry go round picks up another passenger. This time the man taken for a spin will be Mauricio Pochettino, the highly rated manager of last season’s surprise package Southampton, who has agreed to a five-year … Continue reading

Why the Trend Towards Younger Managers is a Positive Sign For Ryan Giggs at Manchester United

Posted on by Richard Sunley
ryan-giggs

With David Moyes finally getting the chop at Manchester United, the search for Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor goes back to square one. Since taking over from Ferguson last summer, Moyes has never looked entirely comfortable at the helm and his … Continue reading

Why Last Summer’s Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez Transfer Sagas Are Not Comparable

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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As Liverpool edge towards an improbable league title and Tottenham fade away, many have taken the opportunity to compare the differing fortunes of the two clubs. Both teams started the season having finished outside the top four and were looking … Continue reading

It’s Time For Kagawa To Leave Manchester United; 3 Premier League Teams That Could Be A Good Fit

Posted on by Richard Sunley
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It all started with such promise. A young Japanese attacking midfielder moves to one of the biggest clubs in the world after two impressive seasons under an up-and-coming manager at one of Europe’s most likeable teams. The time seemed right … Continue reading