Trevor Steven is a former England footballer who played in both the 1986 and 1990 World Cups and the 1988 European Championships. A tricky winger who helped Everton capture the league, FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in the mid-80s, Steven went onto win top-flight titles in France, with Marseille, and Scotland, with Rangers. He now works as a talent scout and media commentator.
Thursday 06 March 2014
I’D WAGER that Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, James Milner and Rickie Lambert didn’t sleep well last night.
Thursday 20 February 2014
WHEN Arsene Wenger woke up this morning I hope he was thinking about the Premier League rather than the Champions League. Because it’s time for him to change his priorities this season. Arsenal are not going to come back and win in Munich.
Thursday 06 February 2014
Allardyce and Pulis can make the difference
Friday 24 January 2014
LIKE the desperate Manchester United fan who dialled emergency services following Wednesday’s Capital One Cup elimination, signing Juan Mata feels like David Moyes’s 999 moment.
Friday 20 December 2013
MAN OF THE YEAR
Friday 13 December 2013
MISSING out on top spot in their Champions League groups is no disaster for Arsenal and Manchester City, though there’s no doubt they were distracted in Europe by the prospect of tomorrow’s meeting.
Friday 06 December 2013
ONE week you’re beating one of the Bundesliga’s finest 5-0, the next you’re losing at home to your old club. David Moyes must be as frustrated as anyone with Manchester United’s violent inconsistency.
Thursday 21 November 2013
FORMER England captain Alan Shearer is right when he says England have no chance of winning the World Cup because they have no world class players – and events on Tuesday night illustrated why perfectly.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
ONLY since the final whistle blew at Old Trafford on Sunday have we seen just how important their win over Arsenal was to Manchester United.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
FOR TWO managers of London clubs the moment of truth is drawing near, and this week could have a decisive impact on their fortunes.
Tuesday 29 October 2013
WHEN I tipped Chelsea for the Premier League back in August, I did not for one moment think that the man to make the difference in the title race would be Fernando Torres.
Thursday 17 October 2013
ROY Hodgson can take great, great positives from the wins over Poland and Montenegro that clinched England’s qualification for the World Cup.
Friday 04 October 2013
NOT so long ago Joe Hart had it all: No1 for the champions and England, and seemingly set to stay that way for years to come, but Wednesday’s error-strewn display against Bayern Munich laid bare his deterioration.
Friday 20 September 2013
JOSE Mourinho’s face looked unusually ashen as his Chelsea side slipped to their first home Champions League group stage defeat for a decade against Basel on Wednesday night.
Thursday 12 September 2013
ENGLAND’S uninspiring draw in Ukraine may have produced a sufficient result but the performance was further proof that this country is not producing enough quality players.
Wednesday 04 September 2013
THE £30m signing of attacker Willian aside, it was not the players who arrived at Chelsea during the transfer window so much as the ones that they allowed to leave that interested me most.
Friday 23 August 2013
A LONG summer of transfer speculation has revolved in no small part around north London and, with 10 days to go, Tottenham look to have managed it better than Arsenal, despite the imminent loss of their best player.
Friday 16 August 2013
THE JURY’S out on how David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini will perform at United and City, but Jose Mourinho brings with him a certainty to Chelsea and that is a very big positive.
Thursday 18 July 2013
WAYNE Rooney should be staying at Manchester United until the end of his career. I think a move to Chelsea would be nothing more than a short-term morale boost.
Thursday 11 July 2013
ALMOST eight weeks on from the end of the season and, while a number of clubs have moved quickly to snap up players, England’s biggest teams look to have some major spending still to be done.
Friday 07 June 2013
IT’S EASY to feel like Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea for a second stint as manager will mean the Portuguese picking up exactly where he left off, but that can’t happen.
Friday 31 May 2013
ENGLAND’S current striking injury crisis has only served to highlight the shortage of international-class attacking talent at manager Roy Hodgson’s disposal, beyond the four or five established names.
Friday 24 May 2013
TOMORROW’S climax to the club football season should be an entertaining spectacle, as both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund favour attacking play and boast hugely talented individuals.
Thursday 16 May 2013
CHELSEA’S Europa League final-winning goals could not have come from two more fitting players on a night when their never-say-die attitude proved the deciding factor.
Thursday 09 May 2013
TYPICAL of the man, Sir Alex Ferguson surprised us all with the timing of his announcement and I’m sure he has approved the identity of his replacement.