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Chief Football Writer — Guardian, The Observer

Chief football writer for @Guardian and Observer, author of Deep into the Forest, This is the One and Squeaky Bum Time, NFFC supporter, petty pilferer

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (aet; Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)

theguardian.com — There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had come together on the touchline and were straying dangerously close to a full-on confrontation.

Sack race: time for players to feel the flak rather than just the managers

theguardian.com — A couple of weeks ago, the Peterborough chairman, Darragh MacAnthony, embarked on a very modern kind of outburst that would probably still be generating headlines now if he were at a more prominent club.

Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

theguardian.com — By the end, Cambridge United were virtually encamped in their own half. The pressure was almost relentless and Manchester United had enough of the ball in that last half an hour to think they could have avoided cluttering up their fixture list with a replay.

City fans beg United to call off silent tribute for Munich crash

theguardian.com — Manchester City's official supporters' club has written to Manchester United urging them to abandon plans for a minute's silence to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster at next month's derby.

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea | Capital One Cup semi-final first leg match report | Football | The Guardian

theguardian.com — By the end, Liverpool were left to reflect on that moment in the second half when Steven Gerrard had the chance to turn the volume down on the Chelsea supporters who had mercilessly taunted him again, but struck his shot against a post.

Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal

theguardian.com — The only possible complaint against Arsenal is that they do not this more often. Arsène Wenger's side have been a soft touch for longer than they will care to remember when it comes to facing the top sides and then they show up at the home of the champions and play in a way that made it seem almost bewildering their own title challenge has already turned to dust.

David Ginola’s election publicity stunt just adds to the Fifa stench

theguardian.com — They start knocking on doors soon in the campaign for Mark Berry to become the next MP for Salford and Eccles. You might know him better as Bez, one-time freaky-dancer from the Happy Mondays, but these days the maracas are down and he is trying to make his way into politics.

Phil Gartside among nine summonsed to answer perjury or fraud allegations

theguardian.com — Phil Gartside, the Bolton Wanderers chairman, has been summonsed to appear infront of magistrates to answer allegations of perjury and fraud, along with the club's former manager Sammy Lee, the ex-player Gavin McCann and some of the more influential agents in the business, in what could be, if it proceeds, one of the biggest court cases of its kind in the sport.

Ex-Manchester United scout says club wrong to sack him over racial slurs

theguardian.com — The former Manchester United scout Torben Aakjaer, who was sacked on Wednesday for making racially abusive comments, has hit back at the club over his exit. The Dane says he stands by his controversial postings on Facebook - in which he made derogotary remarks about eastern Europeans and Muslims - and claims he was sacked because the club couldn't stomach the negative publicity.

Manchester United sack European scout over racial slurs on Facebook

theguardian.com — Manchester United have sacked one of their European scouts after a race storm that has gone to the top of the club and led to a hastily convened investigation inside Old Trafford.
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Jan 28, 2015

@GeoffShreeves @GaryLineker @guardian_sport @fizzer18 in fairness, it's a PA report - but agree with bigger point, fuss about nothing

Jan 27, 2015

@DamoKenny not sure but Mourinho's delivery tonight, the subtle putdowns etc, was just as revealing as the argument on the touchline

Jan 27, 2015

@andymoore6 @sandjbushe you don't need to look at someone to bring your foot down on them - but he is an expert at the disguise element

Jan 27, 2015

@MarcusE_Watson in fairness, I said 'niggle' not racial abuse and repeatedly biting people

Jan 27, 2015

If we're honest, we all love a bit of niggle. Mourinho v Rodgers, Terry v Balotelli, Costa v anyone in red, etc etc: theguardian.com/football/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

One other line: Fabregas has hamstring tweak. Mourinho said player told him: "I'm not injured, but I will be in a few minutes." #CFC

Jan 27, 2015

Mourinho very spiky and calculated with his comments on Rodgers. "He worked at Chelsea but we are very different persons."

Jan 27, 2015

Mourinho: "I don't know his name (the pundit) because when I see him I switch off the television."

Jan 27, 2015

RT @JamesOlley: Mourinho: "There is a campaign on the TV with a certain pundit who says 'Diego Costa crimes'. He must be nuts."

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