Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

With the imminent move of Chelsea captain John Terry at the end of the season, the Premier League is characterised by a lack of stand out captains. Captains in the military sense that would lead their charges into battle or that would grab points from the jaws of defeat. Bryan Robson, Colin Hendry, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira types are few and far between. At the top eight clubs we have Wes Morgan, …
Klopp: Beware the Sins of Souness

Klopp: Beware the Sins of Souness

Jurgen Klopp is doing something Graeme Souness did at Liverpool some 24 years ago, in the Summer of 1991, trying to resurrect a sleeping giant. The Modus Operandi is going to be the same 24 years later with a "root and branch" change to attempt to drive more professionalism, focus and a winning ultra-competitive edge. Souness arrived after four years of unbridled success at Glasgow Rangers and Klopp is arriving after eight years of unbridled success at Borussia Dortmund (BVB). …
A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

I know Liverpool fans are going to hate reading this, because of the player involved, because of the club he played for. Because of the animosity between Liverpool and the club this certain player played for. When talking about this player it's these words that echoed around stadiums like Old Trafford, Celtic Park and The City Ground, what words am I talking about well its Keano, Keano, Keano of course. Roy Keane had a stellar career at Manchester United winning …