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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

Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

theguardian.com — The indignities for Liverpool started with the banner "24 Years and Counting" that was unveiled in the old Scoreboard End before the kick-off and, by the time it was all done, it was not easy to imagine how long it might be before this proud old club are a contender for the league championship again.

Why did Manchester United fail to back fans after Roma violence?

theguardian.com — At least these days the Stadio Olimpico no longer has such a sinister edge. Manchester City's game in Rome on Wednesday passed without bloodshed. Their supporters, if they knew the history of the place, kept their wits about them crossing Ponte Pietro Nenni, and the carabinieri, in full riot gear, gave the impression they were not the types to approach for directions.

Roma 0-2 Manchester City

theguardian.com — There have not been too many distinguished nights for Manchester City since they started dining on the top table of European football but this victory can immediately be added to the small collection of great occasions.

Liverpool 1-1 Basel | Champions League match report | Football | The Guardian

theguardian.com — At least in that frenzied final assault, after Steven Gerrard had equalised and the team in red gave everything to add this to their all-time list of comebacks, we saw a few glimpses of the old Liverpool spirit.

Remembering Bradford and the questions that still need answering

theguardian.com — A few months back an old friend of mine put a photograph on Facebook that, for those of us who know his story, was both beautiful and tragic. His name is Martin Fletcher and the picture was of him and his brother, Andrew, at Christmas 1984. Andrew is 10 at the time.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the midweek action

theguardian.com — That was a great story from Roy Keane recently, in one of his less embittered moments about Sir Alex Ferguson, when he recalled a game at Manchester United that had shown him that sometimes a manager does not need to go into too much detail in his team-talk.

Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

theguardian.com — The best way, perhaps, to put Tottenham Hotspur's record at Chelsea into context is that the last time they actually won at Stamford Bridge was the same day that President FW de Klerk announced Nelson Mandela was to be released from prison.

Everton’s Harry Catterick is the forgotten great of British managers

theguardian.com — Look closely and you will find the little blue and white plaque on the side of the Goodison Road stand. Nothing too fancy, but at least Everton have something small to mark Harry Catterick, even if they did take their time. The first set of 11 "Everton Greats" plaques was put up in 2000.

Robin van Persie may lose Manchester United place after dip in belief

theguardian.com — Robin van Persie faces an anxious wait to discover if he has lost his Manchester United place after Louis van Gaal broke with his usual policy of not discussing the striker's deterioration to accept his player was "very bad" in their last game and was suffering from his first sustained spell of damaged confidence since joining the club.

Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich

theguardian.com — The astonishing thing about this night is that it, once again, it exposed all Manchester City's shortcomings in Europe. They had been outpassed and often humbled by a side that was down to 10 men after 20minutes. Yet if there is one thing that cannot be said of Manuel Pellegrini's team it is that they ever give up.
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Dec 17, 2014

@VineshParmar4 best thing maybe is to do it by email. Can you send me your email and I will drop you a line? cheers

Dec 16, 2014

RT @sport_simon: Couldn't make it up "@PhilHayYEP: Will find out after 12 if Leeds (under embargo) have won the £250k SkyBet January transfer pot.”

Dec 15, 2014

@UtdReport @Malachians sorry - this seems to have gathered legs but I was actually talking about the Moyes era, not now

Dec 15, 2014

@Malachians @BeyondthePitch - only in the Moyes era though, not sure on LVG's thoughts but referring in interview to previous regime

Dec 15, 2014

The wisdom of the former #NFFC general manager. RT @Jimbo519242 16 Aug 13 @RossJHarwood @burtonjoycered FFP rules are illegal and unworkable

Dec 14, 2014

Van Gaal, not for first time, slightly reluctant to praise De Gea. No clues on his contract either. "It's not open for discussion."

Dec 14, 2014

Van Gaal in now and not fully satisfied. "We have to improve our playing style and I am saying that almost every week."

Dec 14, 2014

Rodgers was asked, as an aside, whether Balotelli part of long-term plan or changes in January. Swerved it. "I'm only looking to next game."

Dec 14, 2014

Brendan Rodgers in press conference here saying that Brad Jones will continue in goal and Simon Mignolet "has accepted it"

Dec 14, 2014

That goal: best piece of wing-play from Valencia for a long while, taking on his man, beating him + not just drilling in aimless cross

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