Steven Scragg

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?

The Relegation Battle No One Wants To Escape?In a football season that threatens a pretty unprecedented and wide open title race by modern day standards, there is also drama unfolding at the bottom of the table. From what appears to be the supernova of a dying giant in the shape of Aston Villa to an ongoing game of leapfrog between Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland to keep their head above the waterline and onwards to Swansea City and Bournemouth …
Manchester United: Apportioning the Blame

Manchester United: Apportioning the Blame

The blame game can be a self-defeating process. Manchester United fans and quite possibly many individuals employed by the club are currently within the midst of the blame game. Louis van Gaal is the man to blame it seems. Louis van Gaal it appears is responsible for the regression of Manchester United. The many stats on offer point to a manager who has done no better than his much maligned predecessor, David Moyes. The stats added to the vast outlay …
Mourinho to Manchester United? Be careful what you wish for!

Mourinho to Manchester United? Be careful what you wish for!

When Real Madrid knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League in 2013 it wasn’t widespread common-knowledge at that point that the occasion also marked the end of Alex Ferguson’s bitter-sweet relationship with European club competition. In hindsight, with the hunt for a successor in full swing, Ferguson’s intentions of impending retirement were probably known of in selective corners of the game. In hindsight, Ferguson’s plans of retirement appear to have been known by a certain Jose Mourinho. When Mourinho’s …