1. FA Chairman Greg Dyke's Non-EU Quotas Plan Is a Bold and Positive Move

    The Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke ’s plan to cut the amount of non-European Union players in English football by up to 50 percent should not be feared, but rather embraced as a bold and positive move for the game...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 days ago 1,705 reads 4 comments

  2. Daley Blind Could Be Manchester United's Most Important Summer Signing

    There was a new and palpable sense of anticipation around Old Trafford as Manchester United ’s supporters strode up Sir Matt Busby to watch their team against QPR on Sunday...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 6 days ago 14,603 reads 31 comments

  3. January Transfer Window: 10 Biggest Names Likely to Be on the Move

    The Premier League transfer window only closed last week, but some of football’s biggest names, including Marco Reus, Juan Mata and Kevin Strootman, could all soon be on the move when it reopens in January...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 11 days ago 32,690 reads 92 comments

  4. Juan Mata Could Be the Odd Man out at Manchester United

    In the final hours of the transfer window last week, Manchester United ’s fans were becoming increasingly excited about the imminent arrival of Radamel Falcao ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 13 days ago 8,948 reads 25 comments

  5. Swapping Welbeck for Falcao Proves Man United Have Regained Their Identity

    In the early hours of Tuesday morning this week, Radamel Falcao ’s dramatic arrival at Old Trafford brought to an end Danny Welbeck ’s 13 years at Manchester United ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 18 days ago 20,655 reads 45 comments

  6. Why England Face a Struggle to Win Back Their Disillusioned Fans

    This week a friend of mine kindly offered me a free pair of tickets to England’s friendly against Norway at Wembley stadium on Wednesday...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 19 days ago 1,698 reads 6 comments

  7. Why the Premier League Title Might Be Beyond Liverpool Again This Season

    Throughout the summer, Liverpool would have been haunted by last season’s collapse in the title race and the thought they might never get a better chance to end their 24-year wait to be champions of England...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 12,775 reads 50 comments

  8. History Shows Us Manchester United Must Add a World-Class Defender

    Over the last three decades Manchester United have always been able to boast at least one commanding and accomplished central defender...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 6,595 reads 14 comments

  9. Wayne Rooney Should Be the New Captain of Manchester United

    At first it appeared obvious that Louis van Gaal would appoint Robin van Persie as his captain at Manchester United ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 11,201 reads 51 comments

  10. The 5 Biggest Transfers That Could Still Happen This Summer

    Several big names have already swapped clubs this summer, but August is the month when the transfer market traditionally sees the most activity...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 2,662 reads 15 comments

  11. Manchester United Should Not Get Carried Away by Pre-Season Success

    There was a time not long ago when football observers paid scant attention to pre-season friendlies. Your team would appear in one of these games and you might simply glance at the result in the newspaper the following day...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 23,549 reads 123 comments

  12. Juan Mata Will Be Manchester United's Most Important Player This Season

    In the final days of this year’s January transfer window, Juan Mata staged a dramatic entrance at Manchester United ’s training ground...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 12,495 reads 20 comments

  13. Why the Destruction of Southampton Is Bad for the Premier League

    It was only two months ago that Southampton were celebrating their highest finish in the top flight of English football for 24 years...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 21,583 reads 66 comments

  14. Why This Season Will Be All About Jose Mourinho in the Premier League

    Jose Mourinho would have hated this summer. For five weeks during the World Cup, no one was interested in the Chelsea manager...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 10,912 reads 49 comments

  15. Grading the 5 Biggest Transfers in the Premier League This Summer

    Since the transfer window officially opened for business this summer, the 20 Premier League clubs have so far spent an estimated £250 million between them...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 93,413 reads 121 comments

  16. 5 Most Important Tasks for Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United

    Louis van Gaal will be formally unveiled as the new manager of Manchester United on June 17. It is then only 30 days before the Dutchman takes charge of his first competitive match, ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 11,700 reads 35 comments

  17. 5 Biggest Names Likely to Move to the Premier League

    For the last two summers, the reigning Footballer of the Year has been lured away from the Premier League to join La Liga...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 26,005 reads 60 comments

  18. Would Winning the World Cup Make Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever?

    On Sunday, Lionel Messi will play for not one, but two titles when he faces Germany in the World Cup final at the Maracana ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 38,483 reads 387 comments

  19. Manchester United Need to Show More Ambition in the Transfer Market

    Whatever happens between now and when the transfer window closes at 11 p.m. on September 1 Manchester United have already enjoyed a considerably more profitable summer than last year...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 13,474 reads 1 comments

  20. World Cup: 5 Biggest Names Likely to Be on the Move

    Over the last month the World Cup finals in Brazil has acted as an enormous shop window for players to secure themselves a move this summer...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 75,634 reads 115 comments

  21. Why Argentina Will Win the 2014 World Cup

    For all the surprises and drama of the opening stages, this World Cup still has an air of inevitably about how it will all end...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 15,972 reads 83 comments

  22. The 5 Best Players at the World Cup So Far

    After 48 games and 136 goals, the group stages of the 2014 World Cup finals drew to a close last night. It is already abundantly clear this tournament will become known as one of the most exciting ever World Cups...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 33,819 reads 77 comments

  23. England Keeping Roy Hodgson Is an Explicit Act of Surrender

    What was the worst moment for England in Brazil? Mario Balotelli’s decisive header at the far post in Manaus, Wayne Rooney ’s relative anonymity against Italy or Luis Suarez ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 3,882 reads 57 comments

  24. England's Defence Was Always Going to Be Exposed at the World Cup

    On the newsstands in England over the last week the cover of the satirical magazine Private Eye has been mocking England’s chances at the World Cup finals...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 5,493 reads 55 comments

  25. Why England Must Keep Faith with Wayne Rooney at the World Cup

    Despite losing to Italy on Saturday night, England would still have left Manaus with an enduring sense of pride and optimism. They had lost, but they lost trying to win the game playing with a new and unexpected verve and adventure...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 7,715 reads 138 comments