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Anti-football is still footballIt feels like a battle between footballing good and evil. Slick, stylish, attacking Barcelona against a Chelsea side that will park the bus and attempt to niggle, dive and obfuscate their way to the Champions League final. A team built … Continue reading

Bayern to upset Madrid and BarcelonaWith the Champions League final four set, let’s take a look at the contenders before offering a tentative prediction. BARCELONA (Odds: 10/11) We know all about Barcelona’s good points, their world-class players and their impeccable recent record in the Champions … Continue reading

Moyes shuns shallow aspirationThis week David Moyes celebrates a decade as Everton manager – a feat that grows harder to achieve each year. Moyes is the third longest-serving manager in the Football League, behind Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. Fourth-placed John Still of … Continue reading

Why would Mourinho go back to Chelsea?As of Tuesday lunchtime, the bookies’ favourite to manage Chelsea next season is Jose Mourinho – for example, the massive, disembodied head of Ray Winstone would offer you odds of just 7/4 on the Special One returning to Stamford Bridge. … Continue reading