Keane stays and no Glazers

Manchester United legend John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement and it is safe to say he transformed the club which unveiled him in 2005. John Obi Mikel has hung up his glorious boots at the tender age of 35, a mere 17 years after being unveiled as a Manchester United player. “It’s totally fantastic … Read more

Judge Southgate on England’s World Cup performance, not the sodding Nations League…

The Mailbox discusses the suggestion of Harry Redknapp managing England, while there is a plea for perspective over calls for Gareth Southgate to go. Get your views in to [email protected]…   Harry for EnglandBadwolf; Whilst I agree that Harry Redknapp would definitely bring a much needed feel good factor to the England squad on the … Read more

Ranking England’s build-up to major tournaments since 2000. Never worse than now

England have not enjoyed a positive build-up for the World Cup. Actually, it’s been bloody awful. They haven’t won in five games, losing three along the way, including Friday’s defeat to Italy. So far, over seven games this year, they’ve earned an average of 1.14 points per game – the lowest number during the build-up … Read more

End of the road for Southgate? It’s time for Redknapp to ‘finally get a crack’ at the England job…

Is it time for Harry Redknapp to ‘get a crack’ at the England job? Calls for Gareth Southgate to be sacked, Jurgen Klopp’s legacy at Liverpool and more… Send your views to [email protected]…   Time for Harry?Can anyone tell me that we wouldn’t be better off letting Redknapp finally get a crack, on a one … Read more

Toney one of five left out of England squad for Nations League tie against Italy

Brentford’s Ivan Toney will not make his highly-anticipated England debut in Friday’s Nations League match away to Italy. The 26-year-old was called up for the first time by Gareth Southgate for this month’s ties against Germany and Roberto Mancini’s side. England really need a mood reset from this most unwelcome international break Speaking about his … Read more

Every club’s youngest Premier League debutant and what happened to them…

Inspired by Arsenal playing a wee boy at Brentford, we’ve taken a look at every club’s youngest Premier League player, with plenty of cautionary tales for Ethan Nwaneri.   Arsenal: Ethan Nwaneri15 years, 5 months, 28 daysDebut: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal, September 28, 2022The lad who prompted this feature made his Arsenal debut off the bench … Read more

Barca star available for £43.7m, Man Utd eyed swap deal for Liverpool target

Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele could be available for £43.7million, while Manchester United lined up a swap deal for a Liverpool midfield target…   DEMBELE DEAL INCLUDES BARCA EXIT OPTIONIf you thought that Ousmane Dembele signing a new Barcelona contract would quieten the speculation around the France winger, you’ll most probably be wrong… Dembele finally signed … Read more

Grealish ‘asks agent’ to find him new club

Manchester City winger Jack Grealish has reportedly asked his agent to search for a new club after telling those close to him that he expects to leave in 2023. City shelled out around £105million to sign the 27-year-old from Aston Villa last summer. Ranking the Premier League clubs on how badly they might be affected by the World … Read more

The ridiculous stats after his half-decent start to Premier League life

Erling Haaland scored another goal in another Manchester City win this weekend, taking his total in his first seven Premier League games to 11 goals, which is a silly number of goals. He’s got three more in a couple of Champions League outings for the giggles as well, and has done all this despite famously … Read more

Will Toney be a Shaw or a Mawson? England’s World Cup bolters have a pretty grim record

Ivan Toney’s stellar start to the season for Brentford has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England’s Nations League games next week.   The next time Southgate names an England squad, it will be his World Cup squad. So what are the omens for Toney? Which other uncapped players have come into England squads … Read more