Deja vu, all over again

RVP 2012

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

Chelsea 3rd worst winners ever


I just want to make it clear quickly, that I’m not being petty here; I’ve got over Chelsea winning the Champions League and this article is not intended to have a dig (I’ve done that more than enough already), merely to have a look at something, admittedly kind of pointless, that interests me. It occurred […]

Bilbao give a great advert for La Liga


Since Barcelona and Real Madrid started regularly thrashing everyone and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would fight it out every week for who can score the most hat-tricks, it has become a widely accepted norm among English fans and pundits that the Spanish league is just weaker than our own. Barca and Real are great […]

Will Capello spark a managerial merry-go-round?


The football world already has it all planned out: fans, players, ex-players, pundits and journalists alike all want Harry Redknapp to replace Fabio Capello as England manager, following the Italian’s resignation yesterday evening. Some were already looking beyond Euro 2012 – Capello had already planned to retire after this summer’s tournament – to the Redknapp […]

Wenger will battle Madrid to take Hazard to Arsenal


Arsene Wenger faces a battle with Real Madrid next summer over the capture of teenage Lille forward Eden Hazard. That’s the claim in the Mirror this morning which says Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane has also put Hazard at the top of his hit-list As for tonight’s CL game against Olympiakos at the Ems, we […]