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Chelsea’s Title At A Kante

Chelsea’s Title At A Kante

By Bill Thomas Towering football genius Joey Barton has delivered another of his opinions upon a waiting world, telling us that he is sceptical about just how good N’Golo…

A Rover’s Return: Did Jose Deserve The Judas Jibes?

A Rover’s Return: Did Jose Deserve The Judas Jibes?

By Bill Thomas Back in the Victorian days when so many games, including football, were in their comparative infancy, it was the view of the Establishment, notably the public school…

Last Exit: What’s In Store For Arsenal After Arsene?

Last Exit: What’s In Store For Arsenal After Arsene?

I think it has reached that point where we can pretty much all agree that it’s all over for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, certainly in his current role as…

Two Shades Of Red: Klopp vs Mourinho

Two Shades Of Red: Klopp vs Mourinho

By Bill Thomas We can all argue forever and a day over whether we reckon Jose Mourinho genuinely is the “Special One” or not, but what I think he has…

Shut The FAC Up! – It’s Time To Set The Record Straight On Some FA Cup Facts (remember those?)

Shut The FAC Up! – It’s Time To Set The Record Straight On Some FA Cup Facts (remember those?)

By Bill Thomas Behaving like sheep appears to be an ever more prevalent human instinct these days, none more so in the realms of football punditry. Year upon year, what…

If You Know Your History..The All Time Top Flight League Table

If You Know Your History..The All Time Top Flight League Table

By Bill Thomas There are some who reckon that history teaches us nothing, but I suspect that that’s merely a reflex action to cover up their own ignorance. Because…

Darren Fletcher Interview (WBA & Scotland)

Darren Fletcher Interview (WBA & Scotland)

By Bill Thomas Another new year, another few weeks of writing the wrong date on things until you get used to it being 2017. Time seems to go faster and…

Sin Bins, And Other Alternative Rules

Sin Bins, And Other Alternative Rules

By Bill Thomas We are living in a period where things that have stood the test of time are, for reasons unclear, suddenly being tampered with on either side of…

Alternative Football Facts: What Trump Learned From Richard Scudamore

Alternative Football Facts: What Trump Learned From Richard Scudamore

By Bill Thomas It’s good to see that, wherever you look, the influence of the Premier League is to be felt, leading the way across the globe. You’ll…

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges

By Bill Thomas Except, of course, we do. They help us to differentiate things or, in footballing terms, allow us to show our allegiance to one club or another, the…