Monthly Archives: January 2013

Roberto Martínez: The Most Overrated Coach In The Premier League?

This piece originally appeared on thinkfootball.co.uk. As someone who firmly believes that style is substance – at least in football, anyway – it feels slightly uncouth to question a manager so committed to doing things ‘the right way’. However, Wigan’s … Continue reading

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Why You’d Be Daft To Rule Out Another Treble For Manchester United

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. It is probably best to whisper it, but Manchester United look good for another treble this season. The Red Devils are still in all three major competitions, clear at the top of the Premier … Continue reading

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The Premier League Team of the Season So Far

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Asmir Begović – Stoke City (Goalkeeper) This has not been a vintage season for Premier League goalkeepers. Thinking about this list, I was hard pressed to find a ‘keeper who has actually had a … Continue reading

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The First Album I Ever Bought Revisited

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. The mid-to-late ‘90s were a hazardous time to get in to music in Middle England. Loads of great artists were doing inspiring things but so much crap was heavily marketed that growing up without … Continue reading

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Where Next For Frank Lampard?

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Frank Lampard is a man in demand. With six months left on his contract, his future remains unresolved. He has options, but which one will he take? Manchester United For: United’s weakness in central … Continue reading

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How I Gave Up On My Team

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. The first question people always ask when they hear that I write about football is which team I support. The answer – that I do not support a team – almost always throws them. … Continue reading

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The 10 Worst Opposition Players To Score At Old Trafford

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Michael Ricketts – Manchester United 1-2 Bolton, 20 October 2001 Undoubtedly the highlight of Ricketts’ long and embarrassing career, the big striker somehow got himself into the England squad on the back of this … Continue reading

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