Five things: Coyle, Sir, Leeds, ‘Arry, Europa

1. Coyle springs in to action Is it a sideways move for Owen Coyle to join Bolton from Burnley, a stepping stone to bigger things (Aston Villa, eventually?) or is the young manager destined to bounce around teams like Burnley, Bolton, Blackburn and Birmingham until he joins long-term unemployed such as Roy Evans, David O’Leary […]

Winners and Losers of 2004

Tottenham Hotspur – the winners and losers of 2004 What a year for Tottenham. I suppose what I mean by that is that it was the usual, mid-table, boring, predictable year for Tottenham. Just like every year there were some good and bad points, some heroes and villains – some winners and losers. The Winners […]

Pop goes the bubble

Question mark A big question mark hangs over Premiership sides this season, and one might say, over the big European leagues as a whole. As small clubs go to the wall (Clydebank and Airdrie in Scotland, folded this year), big clubs feel the pinch (Valencia, Lazio, Chelsea and Leeds are reportedly tens of millions in […]