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West Ham's Owners Expect Miracles From Mud

If there’s one positive about David Sullivan’s outburst last week, such was the reaction to it, he’ll hopefully keep quiet until the end of the season. It’s a tricky situation when you’re a chairman of a club struggling at the wrong end of the table, but sometimes, you’ve got to […]

Can Diamanti Emulate Di Canio?

Can West Ham United’s new Italian talent have the same impact on the Hammers as club legend Paolo Di Canio did between 1999 and 2003? Gianfranco Zola signed Alessandro Diamanti for a fee of around £6 million in the summer. Big money for an untested player especially in light of […]

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Top 10 Dramatic European Encounters

Following last night’s drama between Chelsea and Barcelona in the Champions League I felt it was an appropriate occasion to dwell on memorable European encounters involving English teams in the past. The Champions League/European Cup has at different times proved a hugely rewarding hunting ground for English teams. In triumph or defeat […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 32: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: QPR vs Chelsea, 8:30am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Martin Keown Manchester United vs Manchester City, 11am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux SEE MORE • Where to find Premier League […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]