1. Manchester United Have Themselves to Blame for David De Gea's Imminent Exit

    It is now only a matter of time before David De Gea finally leaves Manchester United for Real Madrid ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 days ago 43,875 reads 107 comments

  2. Manchester United's Decision to Ignore Jose Mourinho Will Continue to Haunt Them

    In the spring of 2005, I enjoyed one of the greatest privileges of my career so far: an audience with Sir Bobby Charlton...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 10 days ago 49,133 reads 137 comments

  3. Why Arsenal's Danny Welbeck Gamble Has Not Paid off

    Manchester United have a striker problem. Last season, their leading scorer Wayne Rooney managed to score a relatively paltry 14 goals in all competitions...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 17 days ago 41,506 reads 133 comments

  4. Why the 2015/16 Season Is Make or Break for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere

    In front of the Emirates stadium last Sunday, following an open-top bus parade to celebrate Arsenal ’s FA Cup success, Jack Wilshere took hold of a microphone to address the thousands of fans gathered below him...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 24 days ago 12,584 reads 62 comments

  5. Is This Barcelona Side Even Greater Than the 2011 Champions League Winners?

    On the evening of May 28, 2011, I was at Wembley Stadium among a crowd of over 87,000 to see Barcelona win the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the final...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 46,530 reads 105 comments

  6. Newcastle Need to Radically Change Their Entire Approach Next Season

    Amid the relief and celebrations at avoiding relegation on the final day of the season, there was still rancour and division at St James' Park...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 5,729 reads 3 comments

  7. Chelsea's Eden Hazard Is Still a Long Way from Being a Ballon d'Or Contender

    Perception is everything in football. Over the course of the last week, Chelsea ’s Eden Hazard has added the Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year award ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 22,151 reads 185 comments

  8. Should Liverpool Stick with Brendan Rodgers or Make a Play for Jurgen Klopp?

    There was a very different atmosphere when Liverpool played Chelsea in the final weeks of the 2013-14 season...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 15,535 reads 81 comments

  9. 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...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 1 month ago 10,127 reads 30 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 10,231 reads 76 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 19,389 reads 62 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 19,625 reads 36 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 5,072 reads 36 comments

  14. 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...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 3 months ago 19,730 reads 125 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 34,232 reads 102 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 26,673 reads 46 comments

  17. 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...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 4 months ago 9,910 reads 30 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 9,988 reads 33 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 13,349 reads 70 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 34,228 reads 67 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 9,415 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 398 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 20,223 reads 38 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 8,903 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 9,269 reads 31 comments