Jamie Rainbow

Wrong man for the job?

Andre Villas-Boas for Chelsea? What has the poor fellow done, whatever his achievements at Porto, to deserve that? Even if he has done great things at Porto.

Hit and miss

The transfer of 19-year-old centre back Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers to Manchester United has had some puzzling aspects. In the first place, why was Jones so dead keen to…

Sinking without trace

One way and another, I surmise England will slide and scramble their way into the finals of the European Championship where in all likelihood they will sink without trace.

FIFA farce!

And you, Platini! Not that the former, scintillating French international can be seen as anything but a completely honest man.

Saving Ryan’s privacy

It's over twenty years ago that outside the stands at Old Trafford, Joe Brown, then the chief Manchester United scout, introduced me to a quiet 16-year-old called Ryan Giggs and…

Hammered!

Have West Ham United, under the disastrous aegis of Sullivan and Gold, abetted by the formidable Karren Brady, doomed their ailing club to further catastrophe?

Down memory lane

You wonder if Jermaine Pennant has ever heard of Stanley Matthews, his esteemed predecessor on the Stoke City right wing?

“Calm down dear…”

Perhaps the next time the Prime Minister says, “Calm down, dear!” he might address the words to Arsene Wenger.

London Calling

When Fernando Torres skilfully scored that hugely belated goal against West Ham, the reaction of his much put upon manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was predictably one of unrestrained joy and relief.