• Brief History Of: Rafa Benitez, Newcastle & Squad Management

    Benitez has shown diligence in rebuilding Newcastle, and helping them back into the Premier League ahead of an exciting summer on Tyneside. This video examines the squad management behind the success. ...

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  • Moussa Sissoko: A Misguided Career

    It was the European Championship Final. France, the host nation took on Portugal, the eventual winners. The hosts were defeated, but Moussa Sissoko, one of France’s highlights of the tournament alongside the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet, put in one of the performances of the competition and came out independently victorious. ...

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  • Grading Jose Mourinho’s First Manchester United Season

    What kind of season has it been for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho? The answer to that question will depend a great deal on your point of view. If you support one of the Red Devils' many rivals, the immediate response will be "all that money spent and they finished sixth." It is a reasonable criticism. If you are a travelling home and away United fan then the likely answer will be "pretty amazing," given you have seen the team you support lift two trophies and the Community Shield to boot, one of which was just the fifth European title in the club's history. Only Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson had previously steered United to a European final. "Stockholm" now enters the lexicon alongside "Wembley," "Rotterdam," "That Night In Barcelona," and "Moscow." ...

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  • Morning Editorial: Rafa Benitez And Newcastle Are A Match Made In Heaven

    It was just over a year ago when Rafa Benitez stood outside of his manager's office and assessed the potential of Newcastle United. There, in front of a vast green of training ground pitches, he shared with confidants his vision for the rebuilding of a football club which was teetering on ruin. His team were not yet relegated from the Premier League and his own future was undecided. But Benitez knew. He knew of the promise which resided on Tyneside, possibilities which simply did not exist for him elsewhere.

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