Jack Walton offers his take on the current state of football’s League Cup. A mildly condescending defence of the League Cup, made whenever the competition’s ‘worth’ comes up for debate, is that it offers the so-called ‘small’ clubs a rare opportunity to mix it with the ‘elites’. Press coverage in the build-up gleefully hones in […]
30 years of hurt finally over as Liverpool confirmed as Premier League Champions. It has been a matter of when, not if Liverpool would be crowned 2019/20 Premier League Champions, even before lockdown. Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield put Liverpool on the brink, with their position confirmed after Manchester City lost 2-1 […]
Catherine Lloyd picks apart the fierce rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United.
After finishing 2018-19 with a 6th place league finish and defeat at home to Cardiff on the final day of the season, Manchester United are seemingly floundering once again – despite the Solskjaer’s medium-lived honeymoon phase. Sport writer Rhodri Evans takes a diagnostic look at the club.
If you had told a Liverpool fan on the date of Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager that “just over a year from now Liverpool would be sitting atop the Premier League” they would’ve laughed at you. To most, just securing Champions League football with a top 4 finish would have been more than enough. Particularly […]
Hillsborough is a feature-length BBC film of the event of, and the events surrounding, the April 1989 disaster that took place during the FA Cup semi-final clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool. Due to significant police errors, a crush followed in the two central pens of the Leppings Lane stand made available to Liverpool fans. These mistakes left […]
Premier League teams boast impressive medical resources: team doctors, physiotherapists, physical trainers, nutrition experts and state-of-the-art equipment. Stoke City’s Shaqiri said that whilst at Inter Milan he was sent to a “miraculous healer who lived in the mountains”, whereas at the Britannia, “there are seven physiotherapists, who will examine me every day”. Yet, injuries still remain […]
This time last season, Chelsea were unbeaten, six points clear at the top of the league and the clear favourites for the title. Twelve months on and they are languishing in the bottom half of the table; a shadow of the side that terrorised teams last season. Whilst Leicester are currently top, the popular consensus […]