For Mourinho, the EFL Cup presents a critical risk with little reward

José Mourinho was not hired as Manchester United manager because Louis van Gaal and David Moyes proved unable to recruit suitable players. That was Ed Woodward’s job. By all accounts, Moyes was in for Gareth Bale. Louis van Gaal wanted Thomas... Read More | Share it now!

Schweini? Who knew?

It was a brisk 56°F (12°C) in Fort Lauderdale at 11 am Sunday morning. The soft drizzle might have put Kris Kristofferson’s Sunday Morning Coming Down (best covered by Johnny Cash ) in mind were it not also 4 pm in Manchester with United... Read More | Share it now!

Wayne Rooney was not offside!

Though they are countrymen, Mark Hughes is not Tony Pulis. Nor does Bet365 Stadium roll off the tongue as ominously as the Britannia. Regardless, Stoke City remain among the least accommodating Premier League hosts. Their early high press against a... Read More | Share it now!

Ibra: the gift who keeps on giving

In the run-up to the National Hockey League’s 24-26 December three-day break for Christmas and, this year at least, beginning of Hanukkah, Florida Panthers 6′ 2″ 225 lb forward Jaromir Jagr assisted on two goals in one game to tie... Read More | Share it now!

The Ballad of David William M***s

It must be sad to be the dourest of dour Scotsman, David M***s. A man once regarded as a serious contender to the throne for solid, creditable work, took the throne and promptly became a figure of ridicule only matched by his flagship signing;... Read More | Share it now!

The Return of the Chosen One

“I’m sorry.  It’s just not working out.  I have been thinking about this for quite some time and it is better we go our separate ways”.  “Oh please no.  I can change.  I really can.  Everyone experience tough periods... Read More | Share it now!