Nick Miller


Nick is a freelance writer who has featured in The Guardian, ESPN, Eurosport and The Independent
  • Aaron Lennon’s Return To Football Shows The Sport’s Growing Maturity

    If you've been keeping an eye on the right (or wrong) bits of Twitter in the last few days, you'll have noticed that conclusions have been reached. Dominic Solanke is better than Romelu Lukaku, which isn't difficult because Lukaku missed a chance so is thus a waste of money, while Sead Kolasinic is terrible and Arsenal were ripped off when they signed him on a free. Yes, tis the time for pre-season friendlies, those scraps upon which fans feast when there's not actually any proper football to watch and form knee-jerk opinions. As all sensible people know, these games don't matter the tiniest little bit. They are fancy dress training sessions and we're all fools for paying attention to them. Nothing that happens in any of them have any consequence. ...

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  • Growing League-Wide Flexibility Gives Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Value Away From Arsenal

    Attention, quite understandably, has been on other things at Arsenal this summer. Alexis Sanchez, with his current contract expiring in a year is eyeing up the men with large sacks of cash looming on the horizon, plus there are the distractions of possibly selling Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil. With all that in mind, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't been a name on the tip of everyone's tongues. ...

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  • Will Hughes’s Watford Move Is Galling For Derby County

    The transfer window has only just officially opened, but the early signs for Watford are promising. After tempting Marco Silva to reject other options and take over as their manager, their early player recruitment has seen them focus on young, English talent at very reasonable prices. ...

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  • Mario Balotelli Deserves Recognition For Committing To His Renaissance

    In 2014, Hatem Ben Arfa went AWOL from a loan spell at Hull. Things weren't working out for the mercurial playmaker and Newcastle, his parent club, did the sensible thing and released him from his contract, free to find another club. This he did, signing for Nice in 2015. ...

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  • Manchester United’s Transfer Guns Shouldn’t Be Aimed By Vanity

    Without having the ear of Jorge Mendes, it's a little tricky to know what to make of the latest episode of the Cristiano Ronaldo show. Maybe he really does want to leave Real Madrid. Maybe he really is upset that the club haven't been supportive enough over accusations of tax avoidance. Maybe his ego, justifiably colossal though it is, really is fragile enough to need the soothing sounds of interest from other superclubs. ...

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