Football

2019 Articles

Spurs refinance stadium for £600m to secure future
Spurs refinance stadium for £600m to secure future
Tottenham Hotspur have refinanced £637m of loans taken out to help build its new £1.2bn stadium. The club borrowed the [...]
September 20, 2019
Young guns paper over cracks in Frankfurt
Young guns paper over cracks in Frankfurt
Crisis averted – for now, at least. Following the damaging collapse at Watford on Sunday, Arsenal and Unai Emery could [...]
September 19, 2019
Carlton Cole: 'After a career you think, what next?'
Carlton Cole: 'After a career you think, what next?'
Carlton Cole can recall the moment he knew his race had been run. After his football career had taken him [...]
September 19, 2019
Spurs in limbo after slip-up in Greece
Spurs in limbo after slip-up in Greece
Champions League hangover or the lingering effects of a summer of uncertainty? Whatever the cause, Tottenham remain a team in [...]
September 18, 2019
Chelsea 0-1 Valencia: Barkley misses penalty as Blues fall flat
Chelsea 0-1 Valencia: Barkley misses penalty as Blues fall flat
There were bound to be stern words in the Stamford Bridge home dressing room tonight after Ross Barkley took it [...]
September 17, 2019
Why Norwich have a template for survival
Why Norwich have a template for survival
For Norwich, beating champions Manchester City 3-2 on Saturday was more than just a big result; it was a reminder [...]
September 17, 2019
Five things we learned: Watford 2-2 Arsenal
Five things we learned: Watford 2-2 Arsenal
New manager bounce is not reserved for brand new managers, as Quique Sanchez Flores proved on Sunday when his second [...]
September 15, 2019
Why Norwich win summed up new season
Why Norwich win summed up new season
There is an invigorating unfamiliarity to the new Premier League season, with some eye-catching displays from the promoted teams introducing [...]
September 15, 2019
Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford return is fraught with complications
Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford return is fraught with complications
When Watford wrote in their parting statement with manager Quique Sanchez Flores in May 2016 that he “leaves with all [...]
September 12, 2019
Crystal Palace are at their best away and against better opposition
Crystal Palace are at their best away and against better opposition
Every season the first international break interrupts the flow of the new Premier League season, putting it on hold after [...]
September 12, 2019
England's shortcomings have been exposed
England's shortcomings have been exposed
England’s pair of high-scoring wins over Bulgaria and Kosovo will have left Gareth Southgate broadly happy, although the Euro 2020 [...]
September 11, 2019
In-demand Sterling hits new heights
In-demand Sterling hits new heights
Last month it emerged that Raheem Sterling was being courted by Air Jordan, the Nike sub-brand reported to be considering [...]
September 11, 2019
England show all their colours in wide-open thriller against Kosovo
England show all their colours in wide-open thriller against Kosovo
Fans often moan that international football is boring, that games are one-sided and that results are predictable. Those gripes were [...]
September 10, 2019
Why England should beware Kosovo
Why England should beware Kosovo
England play Kosovo for the first time on Tuesday as both sides attempt to take another step towards qualifying for [...]
September 9, 2019