How to Manage Managers

The FA have taken the complete wrong lesson from the latest Mourinho debacle. The Chelsea boss has received heavy criticism, with varying regularity, for the way in which he addresses refereeing performances post-match. Whilst he is almost certainly the most vocal and explicit when talking about refereeing decisions, he is hardly alone, and perhaps we, […]

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Review: Champions League group stage

Europe’s elite football competition retains a unique capacity to enthral, to entertain, and to provide a story. Theoretically, nothing too grand was at stake on the final evening of the Champions League group stage: Bayern Munich and Valencia had already qualified from group F, and Shakhtar Donetsk, Barcelona, and Manchester United were guaranteed to join […]

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2012: A sporting miscellany

Matt Handley, Miles Dilworth, Ben Crome, Alex Tyndall, and Joe Mansour take a look at this year’s highlights and lowlights, heroes and villains, humorous diversions and unforgettable moments Olympics Although we tried, we couldn’t avoid talking about the Olympics. Worries that London 2012 would be a G4S-induced mega-mare eventually subsided, as Seb Coe and his […]

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