1. Pep Guardiola's Arrival Is Good News for the Rest of the Premier League

    With Manchester City 's confession of football's worst-kept secret, countless snap predictions of the Premier League's future were made...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 days ago 8,954 reads 60 comments

  2. Chelsea's Move for Alexandre Pato Epitomises the Worst of the January Window

    By the Premier League’s usual bombastic standard, this January transfer window has been a tranquil one...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 13 days ago 31,494 reads 39 comments

  3. Manchester United Must Ditch Their Fanciful and Unrealistic Transfer Strategy

    It’s that time of year again. Not much is certain in football, but when the transfer window opens, speculation linking Manchester United with the sport’s great and good can be counted on...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 20 days ago 23,234 reads 62 comments

  4. Why Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj Is Still One of Europe's Brightest Talents

    There was a time when Manchester United were seen to possess the brightest teenage talent in European football. After letting Paul Pogba slip from their grasp, they were steadfast in their determination to keep hold of this prodigy, too...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 27 days ago 14,313 reads 29 comments

  5. How Jurgen Klopp Has Shown What He's Really Like as Liverpool Manager

    It’s somewhat fitting that English football’s most romantic club has found something of an old romantic to lead the way...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 1 month ago 14,971 reads 24 comments

  6. Leicester Have the Substance and Style to Stay in Premier League Title Race

    In the grand picture that the Premier League will eventually form, Tuesday’s goalless draw between Leicester City and Manchester City will matter little...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 1 month ago 5,139 reads 7 comments

  7. Olivier Giroud Is Not Top Drawer, but He Could Still Lead Arsenal to the Title

    A statue of Thierry Henry stands outside the Emirates Stadium, with Dennis Bergkamp’s silhouette also casting a shadow over fans entering the venue...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 1 month ago 11,451 reads 86 comments

  8. Which English Club Should Make Romelu Lukaku Their Primary Transfer Target?

    Even for a division which has counted unpredictability among its greatest selling points, the Premier League has been an altogether different beast this season...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 1 month ago 14,042 reads 41 comments

  9. Might Manchester United Have to Choose Between Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville?

    As far as Louis Van Gaal ’s wife Truus is concerned, she has a pact with the Manchester United manager...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 2 months ago 11,377 reads 42 comments

  10. How Much Longer Will Jose Mourinho Stick with Diego Costa at Chelsea?

    It’s not like Diego Costa to be passive aggressive. When he tossed a substitutes' bib up into the air — in the general direction of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho , ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 2 months ago 5,668 reads 15 comments

  11. Have Manchester United Become Too Dependent on Anthony Martial?

    At least Wayne Rooney didn ’t falsely pretend to know who Anthony Martial was, like many of his Manchester United team-mates did...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 15,583 reads 36 comments

  12. Is This Finally the Year Tottenham Achieve Their Champions League Ambition?

    Tottenham Hotspur ’s recent history has been a bit too "Spursy" for their liking. They probably realised that when the club’s name was widely accepted as a mocking ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 8,051 reads 22 comments

  13. Steven Gerrard's Liverpool Homecoming Is a Bad Idea for All Involved

    Steven Gerrard was at Anfield to see Liverpool ’s first defeat under new manager Jurgen Klopp on Sunday...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 27,203 reads 43 comments

  14. Analysing the Potential Replacements Should Chelsea Sack Jose Mourinho

    Pretty much every manager, at some point, becomes a victim of poor results or dressing-room unrest or shoddy transfer dealings.  Most managers have, at least once, experienced the indignity of an abrupt dismissal...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 22,988 reads 46 comments

  15. Questions over Wayne Rooney Won't Stop Until He Starts Performing Again

    Wayne Rooney is something of a footballing paradox. While the Manchester United forward is in dramatic, undeniable decline — tipping over into his 30s last week — he has, this season, ratified his legend...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 7,755 reads 78 comments

  16. Manchester United's Philosophy Will Suit Them Best in the Champions League

    Even before you walk through the turnstiles at Old Trafford , evidence of Manchester United ’s European pedigree is apparent...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 4 months ago 13,382 reads 42 comments

  17. Is Jurgen Klopp Liverpool's Last Shot at Returning to Football's Elite?

    Certain things will feel awfully familiar for Jurgen Klopp in his new job as Liverpool manager. When the Kop performs "You’ll Never Walk Alone" for the first time during his ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 4 months ago 19,138 reads 61 comments

  18. Is a British Premier League Ever Likely to Happen?

    How many times does something have to be called inevitable before it is truly inevitable? Celtic and Rangers are hoping not too many times more, given how often their proposed ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 4 months ago 60,494 reads 142 comments

  19. Are Juan Mata's Days as a No. 10 Numbered at Manchester United?

    If football was judged only on statistics and nothing else, Manchester United would have a star player that shines brighter than any other...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 4 months ago 23,392 reads 54 comments

  20. Why Jurgen Klopp Would Be the Perfect Fit If Liverpool Axe Brendan Rodgers

    This Liverpool team feels entirely of Brendan Rodgers ’ creation — and that is proving to be a problem for the Northern Irish coach...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 5 months ago 20,423 reads 95 comments

  21. Can Manchester United Realistically Win the Champions League This Season?

    The appointment of a new manager, the arrival of no less than 12 new players, including the purchase and sale of the Premier League’s most-expensive player, as well as the ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 5 months ago 13,746 reads 108 comments

  22. Pressure Already Piling on Pedro to Deliver for Faltering Chelsea

    Given the manner with which the move was pulled off, it’s debatable whether Chelsea actually wanted Pedro Rodriguez in the first place...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 5 months ago 16,439 reads 22 comments

  23. Can Manuel Pellegrini Stop Pep Guardiola from Taking His Job at Manchester City?

    It’s entirely feasible that by the close of this season, Manuel Pellegrini will go down as the most successful manager in Manchester City ’s history—at least in the Premier League era...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 5 months ago 9,351 reads 60 comments

  24. What Does Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal Have Against Ander Herrera?

    Manchester United are lacking a certain something, or rather a certain player. For all that Louis van Gaal’s midfield has undoubtedly been replenished over the past 12 months, ...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 62,469 reads 133 comments

  25. Liverpool Have Once Again Failed to Address Their Biggest Weakness This Summer

    Only two games have been played of the new Premier League season, but a common theme has already become apparent: deception...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 6 months ago 19,997 reads 89 comments