On BBC News: “Foreign footballers now appear in almost two thirds of minutes played in the Premier League …. A BBC Sport study has calculated the total minutes played by each nationality in the English top flight, …. English players made up the highest percentage of minutes played in the Premier League at 31.8% of… Continue reading Englishness Of The Premier League (Or The Lack Of It)
My first reaction, yesterday: The press have appointed David Moyes as Ferguson’s successor. Will he follow in the footsteps of Wilf McGuinness or Frank O’Farrell? Man Utd would be better off trying to coax Jupp Heynckes out of retirement, as least for 3 years. You need an experienced and successful interim between a legend and… Continue reading Replacing Alex Ferguson
I responded with several posts on a thread on Tony’s Non-League Forum about recent high profile refereeing errors in England. I’m collating them here.
Expanding on my post on the Non League Matters forum, the current managers of the current top 3 all have part of the club’s name in their name, even if just phonetically: CHELsea – Carlo AnC(H)ELotti MAN CIty – Roberto MANCIni ARSENal – ARSENe Wenger
A lot has been said about Manchester United’s debt arising from the takeover of the club by the Malcolm Glazer in 2005, but as far as I am concerned, Manchester United’s surplus on the sale and purchase of players is a red herring.
Mark Hughes comes as close as any other player over the past 35 years to being my all-time favourite player, but I feel the adverse reaction to his sacking by Manchester City after their game against Sunderland has been overdone.
A Middle Eastern consortium completed their takeover of Notts County last week.