Chris Darwen

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Ronnie Dog Media

Where to start this time? Former sales trainer who jacked it all in to make fun of the football world. Wrote a book on Championship Manager (yeah, don't pretend you didn't lose your youth to that or FM), started pointing the finger-of-fun at all things Premier League on talesfromthetopflight.com. Ended up with a portfolio of about 50 football channels and the most wonderful content creating team over at ronniedog.media
Moyes Shows Not Only His Tactics Are From The 1950s And Luke Shaw Need To Buck Up His

Moyes Shows Not Only His Tactics Are From The 1950s And Luke Shaw Need To Buck Up His Ideas

Today's theme is people in football who, well, really don't help themselves. Historically, you might consider Joey Barton to head up this list - on one hand, Joey craves being thought of as a football intellect. On the other hand, he likes to put his cigar out in a team mate's eye. Mario Ballotelli would probably get selected if this list became an XI - Mario wants to win the Ballon d'Or one day, but by the same token likes to let off fireworks in his bathroom.
05/04/2017 12:13 BST
Redknapp And Souness Hit New Depths, Mings Needs To Watch Where He Is Running And Harry Kane Is A This Season

Redknapp And Souness Hit New Depths, Mings Needs To Watch Where He Is Running And Harry Kane Is A This Season Wonder

One saving grace for the likes of Leicester, Bournemouth and Boro has to be the fact that Sunderland are surely halfway up the creek with no paddles whatsoever. Jermain Defoe crashed a shot against the bar but you just knew that a very average City side were going to score eventually, and they did. If I was feeling generous I would say that is what a good side can do, play badly and win. But I'm not feeling generous.
06/03/2017 13:14 GMT
December Is The New November For

December Is The New November For Arsenal

Disgraced former England manager Allardyce is rumoured to be off to China. It has nothing to do with the money though, right? He has learned his lesson on that one. The rumours that Rooney might be following him are getting louder. Rooney to China at the end of the season would have to spell the end of his England career and many would consider that the finest Christmas present he could give to the English game. Not me though, I'm a fan.
19/12/2016 12:38 GMT
If Victor Moses Is The Answer, What Was The

If Victor Moses Is The Answer, What Was The Question?

When the answer is Victor Moses, you have to wonder why so many managers have considered him not to be their cup of tea. People hail Antonio Conte as a tactical genius for switching to the shape that had served him so well at Juventus and then Italy, but he must owe Moses a huge debt for making the system actually work...
28/11/2016 11:10 GMT