Informed comment from our team of writers which includes Brian Glanville, the doyenne of British football writing, former editor of World Soccer, Keir Radnedge, and current editor Gavin Hamilton.

  • Down memory lane

    June 29, 2011

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

  • “Calm down dear…”

    June 29, 2011

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

  • London Calling

    June 29, 2011

    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.

  • The Mancunian candidates

    June 29, 2011

    Having crashed so disastrously at Wembley against Manchester City, can we reasonably expect Manchester United to do any better against the remarkable Schalke?

  • End of an era?

    June 29, 2011

    The takeover of Arsenal by the American billionaire Stan Kroenke has led to an avalanche of sentimental tosh. We are to believe that the club’s whiter than white image will be tarnished beyond repair.