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Weekly musings from Bill Thomas

Pep’s Ills – Is The Man City Manager Feeling The Blues?

Pep’s Ills – Is The Man City Manager Feeling The Blues?

By Bill Thomas At the end of the January transfer window in 2016, when Manuel Pellegrini mentioned in passing that he was leaving Manchester City, it seemed then as if…

‘Arry’s Game

‘Arry’s Game

By Bill Thomas It’s the time of the season when for a few, the excitement – or the fear – is building as we reach the climax of the campaign with…

Changing Lanes: The Rise Of Tottenham Hotspur

Changing Lanes: The Rise Of Tottenham Hotspur

By Bill Thomas For a club that likes to style itself as one of history’s giants, trophies at Tottenham are conspicuously thin on the ground. They haven’t won…

Plexit: How Brexit Will Effect The Premier League And The English Game

Plexit: How Brexit Will Effect The Premier League And The English Game

By Bill Thomas It’s a telling irony that just at the moment when England boss Gareth Southgate is calling for the English game to break out of its insular…

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

By Bill Thomas Are we living in the end times? No, I’m not referring to Trump or Brexit, North Korea or climate change, I mean the end times for…

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…