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Lucas Leiva Is Not a Flop, At Least Not Yet

At age 22, Zinedine Zidane was playing in the Intertoto Cup with Bordeaux. At that same age, Éric Cantona had just got a move from Auxerre to Marseille. Rivaldo had just moved from Corinthians to cross-town rivals Palmeiras in São Paulo. With the money involved in today’s game and globalized […]

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Will Southgate Last The Season?

Newcastle and Middlesbrough entered the Championship from the wrong direction yet still boasted two of the most talented squads in the history of the division. With Newcastle’s off-field dramas threatening to do serious damage, many expected Middlesbrough, with their more settled structure, to prosper. Newcastle were always likely to lose […]

Mid-Week Review Show: EPL Talk Podcast

Tottenham finally broke through in the North London Derby, keeping Arsenal six points behind Chelsea, whose Tuesday victory over Bolton has the Blues four points clear atop the league. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Laurence McKenna and myself discuss these and the other mid-week matches as well […]

Queens Park Rangers’ Accounts Reveal Worrying Future If Relegated: The Nightly EPL

Queens Park Rangers could be doomed financially if they are relegated at the end of this season reveals Guardian reporter David Conn. It was revealed earlier today that the club has debts of over £85 million — and that’s even before their last two transfer windows when they feverishly spent large wages […]

Pompey On Verge of Signing Ghana Captain

While the newspapers are abuzz with transfer speculation surrounding Carlos Tevez, David Trezeguet, Ashley Cole and others, it was refreshing to read an article in this morning’s Independent Newspaper about Portsmouth trying to sign Ghana captain and midfielder Stephen Appiah. It’s been an amazing week for Pompey after they four […]

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