No Point Lane for Jose and his Conspiracy Campaign

If Jose Mourinho’s in-match performance was his usual artful theater, his post-match turn had the whiff of a whodunit mystery with some B-movie conspiracy theory waffle thrown in for good measure. Despite his side conceding five goals at White Hart Lane (one win in nine league games for Chelsea now at so-called Three Point Lane), Mourinho chose […]

Hey Luka, let’s take a walk

Hey Luka, let’s take a walk Bit embarrassing for Spurs to see the phrase ‘Levy threatened me’ in the headlines today.  Luka Modric insists that not only has Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reneged on an agreement to consider any bid from a “bigger club”, but he also “threatened” to leave Modric in the stands or […]

Tottenham may be out of Luk-a.

I’m a little surprised that Luka Modric has felt compelled to try and worm his way out of Tottenham.  All evidence suggests that he’s a decent little chap, not hugely motivated by money in a Carlos Tevez-type way and, at a still-relatively young age, has plenty of time to make his mark in world football. […]

The eighth best player of all time

While I was relieved that Tottenham’s £25m bid for Newcastle’s Andy Carroll was rejected, I was still dismayed that Harry Redknapp could think that the striker was worth a punt at that money. Then along came Liverpool’s new owners, Fenway Sports Group, making demeaning ‘pfft’ sounds as they shoved ‘Arry out of the way and […]

Premier League Preview 2009/10 [Part 1]

As is traditional – sometimes – here is part one of a rundown of how I see the Premier League panning out this year. 1st Liverpool Last season: 2nd Transfers in: Glen Johnson (£18m, Portsmouth), Alberto Aquilani (£20m. Roma) Transfers out: Sebastian Leto (£1.3m, Panathinaikos), Jermaine Pennant (free, Zaragoza), Sami Hyppia (free, Bayer Leverkusen), Alvaro […]

Can ‘Arry find the balance?

You wonder how many seasons Spurs can possibly begin without a left midfielder. There were flirtations with naturally left-sided players like Timothe Atouba and Reto Ziegler but they simply didn’t make the grade. We’ve seen Aaron Lennon, David Bentley and Luka Modric play there without much impact and even Robbie Keane made the odd appearance […]

Watching the Premier League Bizarro World

Although we are only midway through the off-season, the Premier League’s big guns are definitely feeling the pressure. While not quite asset-stripping, between them they may have lost the services of Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo, John Terry, Xabi Alonso and Emanuel Adebayor within the next two weeks – with very little quality going the other […]

2009/10 Premier League favourites: Liverpool?

I know the Internet is full of trolls – people who deliberately post inciting messages just to get attention and a reaction. Usually these messages contain outrageous claims and opinions that are clearly extremist for the shock value.  But sometimes, while obvously still troll-esque, they contain opinions that have a mainstream following and do have […]

Random football comment

Well, it’s not entirely random.  It will be thought-out and specifically about certain events or people. Mad Rafa He’s still bleating on about not being able to sign Gareth Barry.  It seems the board do not share his view that Gareth Barry is good value for money and don’t believe that he is needed to […]