Typical. You wait 122 years for a European night, and then it’s as silly as that. Classic Europa. Vintage Hankook. Brighton baffled.
Articles By Dave Tickner
Liverpool weren’t entirely convincing in beating LASK with a second-string side in their Europa League opener, but another win from behind is in the books
A really quite startling number of key Barclays characters have names beginning with K. Not a letter you’d expect to be so important, is it?
Chelsea are getting almost no attention for spending a billion quid yet being rubbish. They can thank their own boringness and Man United for that.
The Erling Haaland goal drought is finally over and Manchester City’s machine is already threatening to break yet more records in his second season.
Manchester United are currently 10 places below where they ended last season. Could they join this merry crew of co*k-ups?
Six teams have now won a Premier League game from behind this season, but Liverpool have done so three times already.
Man City top five Premier League teams – including Luton – yet to drop points from winning positions
Five Premier League teams haven’t yet dropped any points after taking the lead this season, which isn’t in every case the good news it might sound…
Every Premier League club’s worst season this century – in honour of Man Utd and their quest to avoid theirs.
Erik ten Hag is moving rapidly up the list but it’s Sheffield United who are tipped to blink first with an old manager lurking.
Erling Haaland was PFA Player of the Year last season and there really is absolutely nothing to suggest he isn’t about to retain the title this year.
Big clubs having a horrible time is always funny for everyone else and, most importantly, big news for our Premier League mood rankings.
It’s evolution rather than revolution in the latest England ladder update, but Phil Foden nudges his way up into the first 11 names.
Harry Kane having 59 England goals would indicate that he’s good. That won’t do, so here’s how none of those goals actually count.
That was much better from England, swatting a Scotland team full of confidence aside with Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford to the fore.
Simple qualification rules. Zero full international caps. Can have been in squads and even on the bench. Unless they’ve got a cap, they’re eligible.
Gareth Southgate has annoyed us, so here’s a look at the top 10 front-runners to be next England manager whenever the time comes.
The maddening thing about Gareth Southgate picking Jordan Henderson is that it’s the wrong thing to do no matter which angle you approach it from.
The first slightly tricky letter in our rundown of the lexicon of football, which is why we’ve got about 300 words about an infamously unreliable football.
It’s not all about Man Utd, Mason Greenwood and Antony, but that’s the worst of it in a summer of Jordan Henderson and Luis Rubiales.
Forty-four names is down to 17 on the bomb-squad list, but Spurs still have two big earners to shift.
We got rid of every single one of Harry Kane’s England goals for a laugh once, so now a new challenge: can we chalk off all of Erling Haaland’s Man ...
Jordan Henderson’s answers in his Athletic interview are, frankly, absolute bullshit. Here are the worst of them, picked apart at furious length.
Son Heung-min is the best central striker available to Spurs in the post-Kane Angeball era, as he showed emphatically against Burnley. Poor Richarlison.
Was that a must-win game, or a must-not-lose? Should Sheffield United and Everton both be happy? Or should neither of them? We don’t know, but it was fun.
Arsenal v Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, after a bit Rangers v Celtic at lunchtime. Not a bad way to head into the first international break.
Chelsea’s blue away shirt has rattled us thoroughly but a Palace sash soothes the soul in our 2023/24 away kit rankings
There are some stunning away/third kits in the Premier League this season, but Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United have all gone wrong.
Ange Postecoglou made his first mistake as Spurs manager; one of only two realistic routes to a trophy is closed in August after limp Carabao effort.
Dictionary365: I is for Iceland, idiot, inexperience, injuries, Intertoto, Internazionale, Italy and Izzet
It’s on to the ninth letter of the alphabet we go in our round-up of assorted football words that we’ve remembered. We nearly forgot Italy in this one.
Transfer gossip: Wolves star on strike to force through Man City move, Big Six swap shop opens for business
Wolves’ Matheus Nunes has gone on strike to force through a Manchester City move, but will face zero consequences if he fails. So that’s nice for him.