Trevor Steven is a former England footballer who played in both the 1986 and 1990 World Cups and the 1988 European Championships. He now works as a talent scout and media commentator.
Monday 30 March 2015
ENGLAND could hardly be in better form, after a fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win in a row on Friday against Lithuania, as they head to Turin for tomorrow’s prestige friendly with Italy.
Monday 23 March 2015
THE COMPETITIVENESS of the Premier League means it is never over until it’s mathematically decided, but I cannot see Jose Mourinho letting it slip from here. The title is Chelsea’s; it’s now about who finishes second, third and fourth.
Monday 09 March 2015
WHEN Arsenal have fired this season there is no doubt they have been superior to Manchester United, that is without question.
Monday 23 February 2015
FIRST and foremost, Nemanja Matic will have been one of the first names on the Chelsea team sheet this season along with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas and will be sorely missed in next Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley.
Monday 16 February 2015
IF NOTHING else, for the sake of providing a regular distraction from the pressure of trying to attain a top-four Premier League finish, Manchester United could really do with beating Preston tonight in the FA Cup.
Monday 09 February 2015
TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane fully deserves to win his first England cap next month but I have a problem with talk of the likes of Saido Berahino, Danny Ings and Charlie Austin gatecrashing the squad too.
Monday 26 January 2015
I DON’T blame Jose Mourinho or Manuel Pellegrini for their teams’ shock FA Cup defeats to lower-league opponents on Saturday; I believe the fault is with the Chelsea and Manchester City players, who have let their managers down.
Monday 12 January 2015
THERE was a moment during Manchester United’s defeat to Southampton yesterday that I found astonishing and summed up the mystifying tactical problems that manager Louis van Gaal is yet to solve.
Monday 15 December 2014
WHILE Manchester United emerge as serious title challengers and Liverpool prepare for a huge week in the future of manager Brendan Rodgers an intriguing three-way fight is breaking out in London.
Monday 01 December 2014
IT HAS taken a few difficult months but yesterday we witnessed signs that Mauricio Pochettino has finally got Tottenham’s players buying into his vision of a high-energy, high-work rate team.
Thursday 20 November 2014
ENGLAND’S win over Scotland on Tuesday marks the end of their 2014 campaign and marks a good time to reflect on the state of Roy Hodgson’s team today. Who would be in his first XI, if everyone were fit, and how would they play?
Wednesday 12 November 2014
Former England international Trevor Steven enjoyed a successful spell at Marseille, where he won the French first division.
Monday 10 November 2014
ONLY three points separate Arsenal and Tottenham in this topsy-turvy Premier League table but while the Gunners are sixth, Spurs languish in 12th – and that puts them in a very different bracket psychologically.
Monday 03 November 2014
WINS are vital to the top clubs and when you go a couple of games without a victory then it’s a crisis so Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino will have slept more easily last night having bagged
Monday 27 October 2014
Chelsea looked really strong yesterday and, if everything goes their way, Jose Mourinho’s side should go on and win the title. But we all know the Premier League does not work that way.
Monday 20 October 2014
I bumped into Sam Allardyce last week and I’m really pleased that the players he brought in over the summer have been able to take the club to the next level.
Monday 13 October 2014
IF WAYNE Rooney had been anywhere near his best he could have scored six goals in England’s last two games, and that lack of ruthlessness is the only major stain on an otherwise successful international break.
Monday 06 October 2014
YESTERDAY’S touchline scuffle between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho was a window into the moods of both managers: while the Arsenal boss’s frustrations boiled over, the Chelsea chief was, by comparison, understandably serene.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
A DIAMOND midfield system is perfect for England, and they showed it last night in what was an enormously confidence-boosting win in Switzerland.
Tuesday 02 September 2014
Towards the end of my career Walter Smith, the Rangers manager, would sometimes ask me to play as a wing-back. I didn’t enjoy it one little bit – at an age when running was getting harder I was being asked to do more of it – but I did it.
Thursday 28 August 2014
CONFESSION time: I must admit I did not think Manchester City would get stronger this season, given their modest summer business, but after just two games I may have to eat my words.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
IF PROOF were ever needed that pre-season results have little bearing once the real business of the Premier League season starts, then Manchester United are surely it.
Friday 15 August 2014
City A.M. columnist Trevor Steven casts his eye over the new Premier League season
Friday 15 August 2014
MANAGERIAL experience in the Premier League can be the difference between a club staying up or going down, and I fancy it to decide which of a clutch of relegation candidates survive the drop this season.
Friday 08 August 2014
Champions Manchester City may have had a quiet summer but their Premier League rivals have all spent big on stars who they hope will turn them from also-rans into prize-winners.