1. Hillsborough Stadium Disaster 25 Years On: How English Football Changed Forever

    Twenty-five years on from Britain’s worst sporting tragedy, and we’re still searching for answers...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 5 months ago 29,651 reads 22 comments

  2. Luis Suarez Might Be the Best Player in the World Right Now

    Has a team ever sat atop the Premier League at this stage of the season with so many question marks held against its title candidacy? Liverpool are two points clear in first place, ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 17,536 reads 79 comments

  3. Life Without Robin Van Persie Might Not Be so Bad for Manchester United

    It was almost a microcosm of Manchester United 's season. Three goals up, David Moyes had only just stopped punching the air like a man on death row who'd been afforded the reprieve ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 14,451 reads 58 comments

  4. Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal: Making Their Case for the Title

    This time of year goes by a variety of names. Some call it the "home straight," while others refer to it as the "business end." Alex Ferguson labelled it as "squeaky bum time...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 10,474 reads 83 comments

  5. Man City: £100 Million in Transfers, a Visionary Manager, but Still No Progress

    Manchester City don't really need to posture and pout to prove their domestic supremacy any more. The club has little left to prove in England, even if they still take delight in goading their rivals ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 575 reads 12 comments

  6. A Youthful, Attacking England Side Can Win the 2014 World Cup

    Roy Hodgson must be tempted to switch off his phone, cut the cable to his broadband router and bury his head in a pillow until the World Cup begins...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 7 months ago 5,745 reads 22 comments

  7. Why Juan Mata Should Be Allowed to Play for Man United in Champions League

    The Champions League has a certain resonance at Manchester United . Of course, the competition means a lot to every team that contests it, but for England's most successful team, there's an added romance...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 7 months ago 31,430 reads 63 comments

  8. Wayne Rooney's Man United Contract Is Deserved and Players Should Earn More

    There's a website called whatbaleearns.co.uk charting, as the title suggests, what Gareth Bale —the world's most expensive player—earns...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 7 months ago 6,450 reads 26 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 5 Centre-Backs in Premier League History

    Manchester United and David Moyes were dealt another blow when captain Nemanja Vidic confirmed he will leave the Old Trafford club at the end of the season, as per BBC Sport ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 7 months ago 13,237 reads 74 comments

  10. Liverpool Have Outgrown Their Captain: How Steven Gerrard Must Adapt or Die

    The image of Steven Gerrard scoring in the Merseyside derby is one that will define the Premier League era. He just always seems to find the net against Everton ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 8 months ago 14,800 reads 61 comments

  11. Pique to Reus, Fabregas and Matic: Why Clubs Should Go Back in Transfer Market

    It was a transfer window "where were you?" moment. Football fans huddled round glowing screens in pubs and living rooms as Chelsea completed the Premier League record signing of Fernando Torres on transfer deadline day, January 2011...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 8 months ago 28,104 reads 61 comments

  12. The Most Important January Transfer Window in Premier League History

    The true importance of the January transfer window is often skewed by a generous degree of bluster and bluff. But this one might be different. Never before has a mid-season transfer window been so important to so many teams...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 8 months ago 13,162 reads 11 comments