Tag Archives: English Football

Arsène Wenger, the Premier League and the Dearth of Elite Managerial Talent

The Premier League’s top clubs are in a strange place right now. With unprecedented amounts of money filling their coffers faster than they can re-route the cash to La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in exchange for the continent’s … Continue reading

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Steven Gerrard: A Liverpool Legend But Not An All-Time Great

This post originally appeared on just-football.com. The announcement that Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season has led to a predictable outpouring of unanimous praise. The next five months will doubtless bring more of the same … Continue reading

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England and Argentina: Life At The End Of The Food Chain

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Why Argentina’s Primera Is The Perfect Antidote To The Premier League

This article originally appeared on The False Nine. Although the subject is hotly debated, it’s generally accepted that the English Premier League is now the best division in the world. Its unmatched wealth, rich history and aggressive marketing make it … Continue reading

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Why Sam Allardyce Will Be The Next England Manager

On Saturday I went to the West Ham vs Manchester City game. As you’re no doubt aware, the home side ran rings around the champions for an hour and deservedly took the three points after surviving a late City onslaught. … Continue reading

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In Defence Of Roy Hodgson

Given that it’s international week and the transfer window has just closed, it’s only natural that the knives are out on Fleet Street. Newspapers and websites can’t sell copies or harvest clicks with the usual fill of club match reports … Continue reading

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Steven Gerrard’s Retirement & The End Of The Roy Of The Rovers Era

Steven Gerrard’s retirement from international football will lead to a predictable plethora of praise from fans, managers and his colleagues in the England national team. Any number of talking heads will pop up on television screens and radio programmes to … Continue reading

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