Bamford: It’s all systems Mourinho

YOU COULD forgive Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford for feeling the pressure of his dream move to Stamford Bridge – but he is refusing to let it affect him …

Competitive? He tried to recruit Giggs for head tennis!

MOST people think it was Sam Allardyce who inspired Phil Brown to take his first steps into coaching. Yet while the West Ham boss would become both friend and …

Profile on Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson

PHIL Parkinson was never the silkiest player, nor the most gifted. He often saw the impossible pass, but that didn’t mean he could play

Kevin Lisbie’s loyalty finds reward

WHILE the futures of some of the biggest names in the Premier League are played out across the back pages it is refreshing to hear one former top-flight …

Beattie’s happy to be a part of history

IT’S as well James Beattie enjoys a challenge. Being a former Premier League star dropping down to play in League Two is certainly one, taking your first …

Importing Cole Skuse is real value for frugal Mick

HE was picked up for nothing but Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy reckons midfielder Cole Skuse could be the signing of the

Mick McCarthy: ‘The secret of my success? Win your first match!’

IT is 2pm the day before Ipswich travel to QPR and Mick McCarthy has just been asked how he feels about his opponents boasting a former England manager on …

Room 101: Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday)

The Sheffield Wednesday midfielder takes us through his pet hates that he wants thrown into the infamous Room

From Tel Aviv bombs to Brighton Belles

REMEMBER when Arsene Wenger walked into Highbury in 1996? Angular, debonair, and utterly unheralded, it seemed the Gunners had lost the

Owen Coyle took salary cut five times to play on

OWEN Coyle was 19 the first and only time he tasted alcohol. A rising star with Dumbarton, he had been invited to tour Switzerland with Celtic’s U21s. “The …

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