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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

Mario Balotelli’s flaws at Liverpool lead Brendan Rodgers up blind alley

theguardian.com — Mick McCarthy tells a story going back to his time at Sunderland and that difficult period after the chilly fingers of relegation had settled around their neck when they were trying to deal with all the stuff that comes with dropping out of the Premier League.

Mario Balotelli’s half-time shirt swap leaves Brendan Rodgers fuming

theguardian.com — Brendan Rodgers is planning to reprimand Mario Balotelli after another disappointing night for Liverpool in the Champions League and the latest demonstration that their manager is growing increasingly frustrated by the behaviour and form of the player he signed to take Luis Suárez's place.

Roy Keane takes aim at Manchester United’s old boys ‘mafia’

theguardian.com — Roy Keane's sustained criticism of Sir Alex Ferguson extended to a new target when he delivered his inimitable assessment of the "mafia" of former players behind the scenes at Manchester United and mocked a culture, he says, means no one bar him dares speak out against the family.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

theguardian.com — Sometimes, in football, there is nothing for it but to accept that the other team are vastly superior. Liverpool have inflicted that feeling on many teams during the years when they earned the right to have a banner on the Kop reading "European Royalty" but this was a night when Real Madrid reminded them of the brilliance that is needed these days to wear the crown.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s updated book flags marginalisation at Manchester United

theguardian.com — Probably the most revealing part of the additional chapter in Sir Alex Ferguson's updated autobiography is just how marginalised he has become since it became apparent to the other directors at Manchester United that he had got it terribly wrong with David Moyes.

Sir Alex Ferguson: David Moyes’s Manchester United failure not my fault

theguardian.com — Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at suggestions that he is partly to blame for Manchester United's decline, insisting it is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an "antiquated" club and distancing himself from the common belief that he was solely responsible for the appointment of David Moyes.

Arsène Wenger needs pizza back on the menu at Arsenal

theguardian.com — Perhaps the strangest part of what happened the day Arsenal lost their Invincibles status against Manchester United is that, however much the evidence pointed to Cesc Fàbregas, we are still waiting for the formal identification of whoever reached for that slice of pizza and, to quote Ashley Cole, hit Sir Alex Ferguson "straight in the mush".

Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur

theguardian.com — When Mauricio Pocchetino was asked before this match for his impressions of Sergio Agüero he compared it to the joys of listening to Mozart and Beethoven. Agüero's performance here could certainly have been set to music but, for Pochettino, it must have felt like the blare of sirens whenever the striker had the ball.

Raheem Sterling tiredness has Roy Hodgson querying Liverpool training

theguardian.com — Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the "two-day recovery" system that Brendan Rodgers has put in place at Anfield and that has led to friction between the two managers.

‘Tired’ Raheem Sterling defended by Roy Hodgson over England drop-out

theguardian.com — Roy Hodgson was forced to defend Raheem Sterling after admitting that the Liverpool player had been left out of England's starting line-up for their 1-0 win in Estonia because he was "a little tired" despite playing only 45 minutes in the previous game against San Marino.
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Oct 26, 2014

Van Persie's a decent bloke. Old Trafford is virtually empty here but he's back on the pitch, in his suit, taking on the players' kids.

Oct 26, 2014

Van Gaal annoyed with RVP celebration. "You can be excited, but you don't have to pull shirt off because it's a yellow card, not so smart."

Oct 26, 2014

Van Gaal continued: "In spite of that, we created a lot of chances, much more than Chelsea."

Oct 26, 2014

Van Gaal now in. "I've said to the boys: 'That's not our best performance, and that's a pity because you had to show yourselves'"

Oct 26, 2014

Mourinho: "Is it a good result? I don't think so. A good performance? Yes. Good in first half, fantastic in second half."

Oct 26, 2014

Mourinho says he cannot say what he thinks of referee. "Some can, some can't. I'm one of those who can't because you know what will happen."

Oct 26, 2014

RT @Bruno_Constant: Chelsea XI vs MU : Courtois - Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Felipe Luis - Fabregas, Matic - Willian, Oscar, Hazard - Drogba

Oct 26, 2014

Another injury for Phil Jones. Recurring theme of #MUFC defence. If it's not Jones it's Evans. If it's not them it's Smalling. And on and on

Oct 26, 2014

#MUFC - De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Di Maria, Van Persie

Oct 26, 2014

RT @ShamoonHafez: NO Diego Costa as the #CFC squad steps off the coach and enters Old Trafford #MUFC

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