Graham Ruthven
Allardyce is the anti-Moyes, Moyes is the anti-Allardyce
Graham Ruthven
Where David Moyes goes from here, it’s difficult to envisage. Like Sam Allardyce, he could take some time off, allowing things to settle before making his next move. But that’s where the similarities between the two men end.
Did this Premier League season live up to the hype?
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
On the face of things, Manchester United have nothing to fear in Celta Vigo, their Europa League semifinal opponents. But the La Liga club has forged a reputation for themselves for being a side for the big occasion in recent campaigns.
Pep Guardiola is getting by on strength of his past record
Graham Ruthven
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
Chelsea's title win is a mere formality, and yet their success is likely to draw only a polite clap from the gallery. Antonio Conte's team is difficult to love, although it’s not entirely their fault.
Could Monchi be the man to save Wenger and Arsenal?
Graham Ruthven
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.