Politics

The next chapter of the Tories’ Northern Ireland squabble with the EU.

When will the Tories realise that the EU is waiting for the UK to actually use Article 16 of the trade agreement? After all, the government has been threatening to do so almost from the moment it signed the treaty in the first place. And now, the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has circled back around… Continue reading The next chapter of the Tories’ Northern Ireland squabble with the EU.

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The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

As entertaining as Sunday’s game was, it has now opened up a gap between Manchester City and Chelsea and Liverpool that the two chasing teams will not be able to claw back. Both sides showed great quality, especially in the attacking third, and Chelsea mounted a great comeback to go in at half time level… Continue reading The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

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The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

Omicron surge puts Premier League in dangerous territory The Premier League seems like it will continue for now. And I don’t think that is the right decision. While the Omicron variant starts to take over from Delta for the general public, cases are starting to rise again for football clubs as well. Over half of… Continue reading The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

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The Omicron variant is going to take a big toll on us all.

The Omicron variant is likely to start wrecking a big toll on all our lives. Already, face masks in indoor spaces are mandatory and more social restrictions may be introduced soon in an attempt to curb hospital admissions for now. It’s extremely important to remember that we are still in the midst of an epidemic… Continue reading The Omicron variant is going to take a big toll on us all.

Sport

Please don’t crash into each other!!

While this Formula One season has been immensely watchable, last week’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix highlighted something else that has been brewing all season. And that is Max Verstappen’s driving standards. Be in no doubt, Max Verstappen is an immensely talented driver who is rightly at one of the best teams in the sports and… Continue reading Please don’t crash into each other!!

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Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

It was not a performance full of verve and attacking quality on Tuesday from Chelsea. It was probably up there with one of their worst performances of the season. Until Mason Mount slammed the ball into the bottom corner to open the scoring, Chelsea had not threatened much at all. One Mason Mount shot against… Continue reading Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

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Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

Being back at Stamford Bridge was an absolute joy. For the first time in a year and a half, I went to see my team play live last Tuesday. Football has been a large part of my life since I went to my first game in January 2003. Chelsea have always been my club. So… Continue reading Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

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New managers will need time to bed in

The return of the Premier League this weekend will see three new managers in dugouts across the league. Dean Smith at Norwich, appointed just eight days after losing his job at boyhood club Aston Villa, his replacement Steven Gerrard and Eddie Howe at Newcastle United all face their first games in charge of their new… Continue reading New managers will need time to bed in

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When the news is rubbish.

You know how you can feel looking at the news sometimes? Like it’s an avalanche of depressing stories? I feel a bit like that right now. I mean there really isn’t a lot to make you think otherwise. The continued revelations of potential sleaze and/or corruption coming out of Westminster continue to erode whatever confidence… Continue reading When the news is rubbish.

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Manchester United have left Ole at the wheel for too long.

The thing is though, who would replace him? Solskjaer has done a pretty decent job to get United out of the pit they had found themselves in as Jose-third-season-syndrome took hold, but he is in his third full season in charge now, and they seem no closer to returning to the summit of English football.… Continue reading Manchester United have left Ole at the wheel for too long.