I’m not totally happy about my decision to put the favourites hat on Brazil before Russia 2018 kicked off, but I’m a lot more comfortable with it now than I was after they made such heavy weather of their tournament opener against the Swiss.
IF the object of the exercise for Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez was to learn something about their reserve players, only the Belgian boss could take anything positive from their game last night.
When I saw England line-out against Tunisia with one midfielder and a posse of attacking players around him, my first thought was that Gareth Southgate is either a genius or monumentally foolish.
My heart wants Lionel Messi and Argentina to win the World Cup in Russia, but my head tells me that this could be a year of redemption for Brazilian football after the horrors of 2014 in Belo Horizonte.
IT has never been more important for a club to give the manager control of his football team, and yet all around me I see owners and chairmen doing what they’ve always done – getting in the way of success.
CAN Liverpool win the Champions League? Of course they can but I’d hate to have to stake my life on Jurgen Klopp lifting the trophy in Kiev at the end of the month – even if they were 3-0 up with ten minutes to go in the final.
AFTER a stunning series of Champions League quarter-finals, the only thing I can say with any certainty about the landscape of European football is that Spain has dropped off the heights and change is in the air.
THERE have been many crimes committed against football over the years but Antonio Conte is not a man I would ever label as a wrong-doer in this regard. In fact, completely the opposite.
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