english football

Manchester United are a bit like Brexit. Most of the time they're brought up, people either fall over themselves with delight or roll their eyes and act disgusted.
The arguments in favour of taking England nationally are, in my opinion, overwhelming. The national team should play across the country, allowing supporters in all areas of the country to engage.
It's been the best part of two months since the summer transfer window closed and - frankly - it's the middle of the week and there's not much else to take away from the ​latest swathe of EFL Cup games.
Co-commentators are meant to offer intelligent insights into football, with the aim to embellish and enlighten the people who watch. But at the moment, there's a host of former players out there making us seem like we're the smart ones.
Relegation can be the death knell for the careers of players, managers, sometimes for the future of entire clubs. To see this played out in play-off form - knock-out, no second chances, do or die - would be theatrical football of the grandest scale.
Last season's dominance, Leicester, as well as being plugged as potential dark horses for next season have been slated for an immediate return to the second tier too. I would be lying if it didn't irritate me that my team has been written off by some (mostly Forest fans) before they've even really been assessed.
This is undoubtedly a headache to the Premier League, for club owners, and those who sit around the table once a fortnight. But they should think about what they are risking if they let Scudamore go. He has performed miracles at the Premier League, while continuing to support the rest of the game. To lose him from football would be a real scandal.
The Premier League is the greatest league in the world. We hear it all the time and considering the calibre of the players, money spent by the teams and the unpredictability of the matches, it is easy to agree. However, this reputation could well be damaged or even destroyed, following Greg Dyke's new target set regarding English players.
In case you missed Roy Hodgson's announcement on Monday, here's the England World Cup team in full (via @QuantumPirate):
Ashley Young's diving has now been publicly criticised Sir Alex Ferguson, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish and even his