Category Archives: European football

Jose Mourinho’s quest for legacy

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Tweet Jose Mourinho wins things everywhere he goes, so why isn’t he universally hailed as a master? The answer, apparently, is legacy, or Mourinho’s lack of it. His critics allege he is a short-term manager, brought in to achieve instant … Continue reading

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The Barcelona conspiracy

Tweet End of year reviews are a well established format in all sorts of journalism. They’re not intended to be hard hitting, but usually provoke a little debate. For example, a music review of albums of the year generally results … Continue reading

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Failed experiments in football: the British Benfica

Tweet Have you ever been abroad? It’s not for everyone, with its funny food and incomprehensible language. But if you’ve exhausted the options in your native land, abroad can offer an appealing alternative. Why don’t more English footballers move abroad? When … Continue reading

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Are Manchester City the champions of fantasy?

Tweet This article first appeared on The FCF. Manchester City: an affront to fair play or the champions of fantasy Manchester City fans must be savouring their Champions League adventure so far. It wasn’t long ago that glamorous ties in … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Bosnia and Herzegovina top the bill on closing night.

Tweet England fans might be yawning with relief that another tedious qualifying campaign is over, but many other nations are facing a dramatic climax to their quest to reach the European Championship finals next summer. On Tuesday night (11 October, … Continue reading

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