Graham Ruthven
Soccer must be careful with video replay, it could spoil the sport
Graham Ruthven
Do we accept the occasional wrong decision as the cost to preserve soccer’s essence or do we implement video technology at the cost of the sport’s spirit? That is the question everyone else lobbying for VAR must ask themselves
Man United must be wary of Celta Vigo, La Liga's best small club
Graham Ruthven
Pep Guardiola is getting by on strength of his past record
Graham Ruthven
Manchester City are a club with lofty ambitions and the appointment of Pep Guardiola was symbolic of that. Beyond that symbolism, though, there has been very little to hint at an upward arc this season.
Kings of Europe no more: Where does Barca go from here?
Graham Ruthven
There can be no denying that the aura that once existed around Barcelona is no longer a factor. This might not be the end of an era for the Catalans, but they must ensure it is the start of something else.
Chelsea earning rave reviews, but little love as they march to title
Graham Ruthven
Could Monchi be the man to save Wenger and Arsenal?
Graham Ruthven
The arrival of Arsene Wenger in the 1990s heralded a new age in the history of Arsenal. The appointment of Monchi as the club's sporting director would signal a similar sort of transition.
England team should put its trust in Jermain Defoe
Graham Ruthven
As the seventh top scorer in Premier League history, Jermain Defoe should be considered a legend of the English game, yet the Sunderland striker is still subject to a bizarre brand of derision.
Atletico, Sevilla make La Liga more competitive than ever
Graham Ruthven
Refereeing as an industry is suffering something of a crisis
Graham Ruthven
Not a week goes by without a refereeing controversy, with most weeks now witnessing more than one. It’s not an illusion; as observers of the sport we have never before spoken so much about the whistlers.