Tottenham’s travails are no great surprise

About 12 months ago, in the wake of securing Champions League football for Tottenham, I made the declaration that it was time for Harry Redknapp to step down.  The reason?  Because it just could not get any better than where he was at. Of course it was never going to happen.  No other manager in […]

‘An ‘Apology to ‘Arry

Dogma. A settled or established opinion, belief, or principle. I had a dogmatic belief that Harry Redknapp was bad news for Tottenham.  I told you in October 2008, January 2009 and had a good go him and our flops after the embarrassment of a 2-3 League Cup defeat to Burnley.  By April 2009 I offered him a smidgen of credit but it […]

News Ticker Thoughts [21 Apr 2008]

The Premiership Party Carlos Tevez did an Eric Cantona this weekend: popping up with a vital goal after an undistinguished display a la the Frenchman’s final season in football. The late equaliser at Blackburn could be the goal that will win the title at United. Even if Chelsea beat them 5-0 at Stamford Bridge, two […]

English domination is lucrative, even in defeat

Sky have just signed a £240m deal with UEFA to screen more Champions League games than ever from 2009 to 2012.  Under the terms of the deal they will now show qualifiers live (we’re all looking forward to F91 Dudelange versus MSK Zilina) and only one game will be made available to terrestrial TV viewers […]

EPL Review [02 Mar 2008]

Champions league chase Even though the media like to paint the chase for the Champions League spot as an open battle between three teams, in reality Liverpool are likely to predictably claim it. The reason? Benitez has finally started playing his key players in league games. Reina, Carragher, Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano and Torres all started […]