Reuters Soccer Blog

Shearer’s arrival could give Toon Army false hope

April 8, 2009

Newcastle’s interim boss and Geordie hero Alan Shearer opened St. James’ Park on Tuesday and his Premier League side trained in front of 7,500 fans.

Scolari sacked by Chelsea – your views

February 9, 2009

Chelsea have sacked manager Luiz Felipe Scolari after just over half a season in charge.

Are clubs to blame for naming Adams and Ince in the first place?

February 9, 2009

For the second time in less than two months a young Englishman who had a great playing career has been sacked as the manager of a struggling Premier League club.

Are polemics part of the football pantomime?

January 23, 2009

Spats like Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez’s recent run-in with his Manchester United counterpart Alex Ferguson are always guaranteed attention-grabbers.

Suggested New Year’s resolution: give the moaning a rest

January 1, 2009

Dear Premier League players, managers and pundits, I’ve got a great suggestion for a New Year’s Resolution – stop moaning!

A good excuse, or just a tall story?

December 22, 2008

Don’t you just hate daft excuses?

Soccer is riddled with them. The manager who can’t comment on his player being sent off because he didn’t see it – despite having the best seat in the stadium – is perhpas the most common, but a different example caught my attention this week.

If Keane could not command respect, who can?

December 5, 2008

Roy Keane quitting as Sunderland boss

was not a huge shock but I’m surprised by reports many of the players were happy about his departure.

English managers on the rise in Premier League

October 30, 2008

The Premier League will always have its army of foreign players, some of whom are no better than English teenagers who make way for them, but the number of home-grown managers is at least growing.

Keegan resigns from Newcastle (Update)

September 4, 2008

Keegan lookes onKevin Keegan resigned as manager of Newcastle United on Thursday, less than eight months after taking charge of the Premier League club for the second time.