Football writer, author of Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, Anatomy of England, Nobody Ever Says Thank You and The Outsider; editor of The Blizzard.

Guardiola must place City among Europe's elite to secure his legacy

mg.co.za — For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. From the moment Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano arrived as director of football and chief executive respectively, their aim was to appoint the man with whom they had achieved such success at Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola to be judged on realising European ambitions

irishtimes.com — For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. From the moment Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano arrived as director of football and chief executive respectively, their aim was to appoint the man with whom they had achieved such success at Barcelona.

Issue Five of The Blizzard

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Nov 10, 2015

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Nov 10, 2015

RT @blzzrd: "No boss likes to have anyone intelligent underneath them" Socrates – Issue Five theblizzard.co.uk/product/issue-…

Issue One of The Blizzard

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Nov 02, 2015

RT @blzzrd: "What enriches you is the game, not the result. The result is a piece of data" Juanma Lillo speaks to @SidLowe theblizzard.co.uk/product/issue-…

Issue Eighteen of The Blizzard

Aug 15, 2015

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Aug 15, 2015

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Aug 15, 2015

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Aug 21, 2015

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Copa America final preview: Ominous signs for Chile as Lionel Messi and Argentina finally click

thenational.ae — Argentina's primary reaction after beating Paraguay in the semi-final of the Copa America on Tuesday seemed to be relief. Not relief at going through, although given the way they wobbled as Paraguay came back into the game after half-time there must have been plenty of that.

Issue Ten of The Blizzard

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Jun 24, 2015

RT @AlexHoliga: Tomislav Ivić, one of the best managers of all time, died on this day 4 years ago. Read about him in the @blzzrd theblizzard.co.uk/product/issue-…

Issue Three of The Blizzard

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Jun 05, 2015

RT @JanusKR: 30 yrs ago today: "The greatest game of football ever played on Scandinavian soil". Read my story in @blzzrd issue 3 theblizzard.co.uk/product/issue-…

Jul 25, 2015

RT @blzzrd: "The Bomb and the Bowler Hat"- How modern football was shaped in an internment camp in Berlin. Issue Three - bit.ly/sRw82g

Nov 16, 2015

RT @blzzrd: "The spectacle was hard for the Danes to process because we were so used to being shit", Denmark 4-2 USSR, Issue 3 theblizzard.co.uk/product/issue-…

Arsenal had Aston Villa locked up completely in FA Cup final anti-climax

thenational.ae — LONDON // By the end, the game was being played at walking pace. So complete was Arsenal's domination that the final half-hour felt like little more than the prelude to the presentation. Arsenal's win could hardly have been more emphatic.

Tim Sherwood has added a little joy to Aston Villa as Arsenal stand in way of FA Cup triumph

thenational.ae — It took a while, but gradually Tim Sherwood's qualities as a coach are beginning to emerge from beneath the obfuscatory cloud of his touchline antics. He is a strange mix, funny and self-mocking in some ways, distractingly over the top in others, but the impact he has had with Aston Villa has been startling.
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Feb 09, 2016

@Jon_Mackenzie I think we may be top of a division, but I doubt it'll be the Prem.

Feb 09, 2016

@Doc2960 I think so. Not 100% certain but that's my understanding.

Feb 09, 2016

Good news for the coefficient as well: frees Liverpool up to take the Europa League seriously.

Feb 09, 2016

Good news for Sunderland that: denies West Ham a free weekend before the league game on Feb 27.

Feb 09, 2016

@MiguelDelaney Sure Klopp delighted at 135 minutes for that... (I'm guessing - I can't remember how much first-half injury time).

Feb 09, 2016

@norcrosscricket I only endured a bit of that. Glad Thatcher snatched it, to be honest. Worst was days when it froze then thawed.

Feb 09, 2016

@norcrosscricket It was schoolkids abandoning juice that infuriated me. A) how did they afford it?; b) just down it.

Feb 09, 2016

@norcrosscricket I never did the research, but it always seemed to me that they were more likely to finish drinks on Neighbours than H&A.


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