1. 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...

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  2. 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 3 days ago 21,289 reads 66 comments

  3. 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 8 days ago 10,806 reads 49 comments

  4. 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 10 days ago 91,734 reads 121 comments

  5. 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 15 days ago 11,606 reads 35 comments

  6. 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 17 days ago 25,906 reads 60 comments

  7. 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 21 days ago 38,177 reads 387 comments

  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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 1 month ago 33,670 reads 78 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 3,831 reads 57 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 5,442 reads 55 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 7,650 reads 138 comments

  15. The Future Is Bright: Why England Should Take Pride in Their Defeat to Italy

    Did England really lose to Italy in Manaus last night? Because it certainly didn’t feel like it. England defeats at major tournaments are normally accompanied by such emotions as embarrassment and hopelessness...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 7,274 reads 47 comments

  16. 10 Reasons for England to Be Optimistic at This World Cup

    England will embark on their 14th World Cup campaign this Saturday night when they face Italy in their opening Group D game in Manaus...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 3,790 reads 14 comments

  17. 10 Key Issues for Mauricio Pochettino to Address at Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur last week appointed Mauricio Pochettino with the aim of returning the club to the top four of the Premier League...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 4,597 reads 4 comments

  18. Complete Analysis of England Left-Back Hopeful Luke Shaw

    When it came to selecting his World Cup squad for Brazil. the biggest choice for the England manager Roy Hodgson was between Chelsea ’s Ashley Cole, still only 33 and one ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 1,185 reads 1 comments

  19. Why Belgium Are the True World Cup Dark Horses in Brazil

    Can you call Belgium dark horses to win the World Cup anymore? The bookmakers don’t think so and rate them fifth favourites behind hosts Brazil, Argentina, Germany and defending champions Spain...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 14,558 reads 64 comments

  20. Power Ranking Real Madrid's 9 European Cup Triumphs

    On Saturday night, Real Madrid will attempt to win their 10th European Cup, the fabled La Decima, when they face city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in Lisbon...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 6,148 reads 14 comments

  21. 5 Managerial Starting Points for Ryan Giggs That Are Not Manchester United

    Ryan Giggs ’ future at Old Trafford remains uncertain. Will he remain at Manchester United and work under a new manager, likely to be Louis van Gaal , per David McDonnell ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 6,525 reads 15 comments

  22. The Demise of Fernando Torres: From World Cup Winner to Missing Brazil 2014?

    Fernando Torres would have been nervously glancing at his phone all this morning for a call to let him know he could be spending his summer in Brazil...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 29,554 reads 85 comments

  23. Why Barcelona's Greatest Era of Success Is Not over Yet

    At the final whistle, Getafe ’s players leapt around the pitch in celebration, while Barcelona’s players trudged to the tunnel...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 17,059 reads 84 comments

  24. Are Tottenham Hotspur the Most Underachieving Club on the Planet Right Now?

    At the end of September last year ahead of Chelsea ’s visit to White Hart Lane, Jose Mourinho declared that Tottenham Hotspur had a genuine chance of winning this season’s Premier League title...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 5,340 reads 32 comments

  25. Why Manchester United Could Be Making a Grave Mistake Yet Again

    At the weekend Old Trafford celebrated its own liberation. The painful and oppressive David Moyes regime had finally been overthrown, and Ryan Giggs and the Class of '92 were now in power and paraded as conquering heroes...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 23,084 reads 62 comments