1. The Changes Mauricio Pochettino Must Make to Get Tottenham into the Top 4

    Three months before he walked out on Queens Park Rangers, I met with Harry Redknapp at the club’s training ground in west London...

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  2. Arsenal's Premier League Title Drought Looks Set to Continue Next Season

    When the Emirates Stadium opened in 2006, Arsenal decorated the perimeter of the top tier with images of all the major honours they had won throughout their history...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 7 days ago 10,142 reads 76 comments

  3. Chelsea Deposed Manchester City by Outsmarting Them in the Transfer Market

    On Monday night, the future talent of Manchester City and Chelsea will be on display when the two teams meet in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final at the Academy Stadium in Manchester...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 14 days ago 19,319 reads 62 comments

  4. Marouane Fellaini Now a Symbol of Success as Manchester Becomes Red Again

    On Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford, Manchester United ’s fans rose to their feet as one to recognise the performance of Marouane Fellaini as he strolled to the side of the pitch in the 83rd minute to be substituted for Radamel Falcao...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 21 days ago 19,601 reads 36 comments

  5. Could Crystal Palace's Alan Pardew Be the 2015 Manager of the Year?

    When Manchester City visit Selhurst Park on Monday night, they will quickly come to realise the tension that has hung over Crystal Palace for most of the season has now evaporated...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 28 days ago 5,028 reads 36 comments

  6. Could Tottenham and England's Harry Kane Really Win Footballer of the Year?

    Every May, the walls of the cavernous banqueting suite at the Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park in London are adorned with large placards of all the former winners of the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award...

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  7. Why Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United Will Be Even Better Next Season

    Eight months after arriving at Old Trafford , the Louis van Gaal Manchester United had been expecting all along finally appeared. On a sunlit day at Anfield, Van Gaal delivered a signature performance with a dominant 2-1 win over Liverpool .

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 34,052 reads 102 comments

  8. Did Liverpool Make a Mistake Selling Jonjo Shelvey?

    On Monday night, Liverpool will face a rejuvenated Swansea City side boasting a player some might argue never should have been allowed to leave Anfield...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 26,474 reads 46 comments

  9. Why Louis van Gaal Needs to End Manchester United's FA Cup Drought

    During the summer of 1999, I interviewed Sir Alex Ferguson in his office at Manchester United ’s former training ground, The Cliff...

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  10. Does Burnley Striker Danny Ings Have the Quality to Improve Liverpool?

    At the weekend the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers set up his side without a recognised striker to secure an impressive 2-1 win over the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 9,882 reads 33 comments

  11. Can Manchester City Finally Take Their Premier League Dominance into Europe?

    At the start of Manchester City ’s Champions League campaign last year their manager Manuel Pellegrini proudly declared that the club would soon become European champions for the first time in their history...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 13,349 reads 70 comments

  12. Why Cristiano Ronaldo Could Become Premier League's 1st £500,000 a Week Player

    That audible swoon you could hear last week when the new £5.14 billion Premier League television deal was announced was not from the 20 club chairmen, but rather from the legion of player agents all across the world...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 34,188 reads 67 comments

  13. Virat Kohli: 'Winning This World Cup Would Be More Special Than 2011'

    A World Cup winner four years ago, India's leading batsman Virat Kohli explains why repeating the achievement in Australia this year would mean even more...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 9,407 reads 1 comments

  14. Stuart Broad: 'England Can Win the World Cup...It Really Is Do-Able'

    On the eve of the eleventh ICC Cricket World Cup the England bowler Stuart Broad talks about why he believes England could finally win the tournament this year: What does ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 395 reads 1 comments

  15. Wilfried Zaha: How Manchester United Failed the £12 Million England Star

    There was little sense of regret or mourning at Manchester United when Wilfried Zaha ended his two-year stay at Old Trafford last week...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 20,015 reads 38 comments

  16. Wilfried Bony Will Be the Most Important January Transfer in the Premier League

    The skies over England were largely silent on Monday as the lack of any meaningful transfer activity meant the usual fleet of helicopters ferrying footballers towards new clubs remained grounded...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 8,899 reads 9 comments

  17. Liverpool Should Look Beyond Jordan Henderson to Replace Steven Gerrard

    As Liverpool desperately searched for an equaliser against Chelsea during the extra time of this week’s League Cup semi-final second leg, Jordan Henderson spurned a glorious opportunity to take the tie to a deciding penalty shootout...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 9,268 reads 31 comments

  18. The 5 Biggest Transfers That Could Still Happen in the January Window

    There is still plenty more transfer business to be done before the January window closes at 11 p.m. on this Monday night (February 2)...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 27,052 reads 22 comments

  19. The 5 Biggest Heroes in FA Cup History

    The FA Cup returns for the fourth round on Friday, as 32 clubs do battle with the aim of making it to the final at Wembley in May. Since 1871, the FA Cup has become the most prestigious domestic cup competition in the world...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 6,440 reads 12 comments

  20. Arsenal's Revival Will Ultimately Stall Without Superior Strikers

    Arsenal ’s surprising and impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday earned them a lot more than just three points...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 12,745 reads 72 comments

  21. The 5 Best January Transfers in Premier League History

    Since the Premier League introduced the January transfer window at the start of 2003, its clubs have spent in excess of £1 billion during it...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 24,249 reads 39 comments

  22. Which Manchester United Loan Players Have a Future Under Louis Van Gaal?

    The summer of 2014 witnessed huge change at Manchester United as, under the stewardship of new manager Louis van Gaal , six major new signings arrived, and over 20 players left...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 11,180 reads 32 comments

  23. Future Options for Barcelona Star Lionel Messi

    Could the unthinkable actually happen and Lionel Messi be allowed to walk out of the Camp Nou this summer? As Pete Jenson in the Daily Mail reports, there has been mounting speculation ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 27,180 reads 65 comments

  24. How Alan Pardew Can Save Crystal Palace's Season

    This Saturday Alan Pardew will take charge of Crystal Palace for the first time in the Premier League for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 2,201 reads 0 comments

  25. Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and the Managers Most Likely to Move in 2015

    The Premier League’s chairmen have been unusually patient this season, and for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign, they had not dismissed any of their managers before Christmas Day...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 41,435 reads 16 comments