Has The Mourinho Hype Train Finally Derailed?
By Evan Coughlan February 21, 2018 (No)
After Manchester United’s defeat to Newcastle, in there last Premier League outing, José Mourinho looked fed up. In fact, ever since taking the reins at Manchester United in 2016 José’s seemed fatigued by the day to day scrutiny of being a Premier League manager. So, is the hype train that started chugging along at speed, all those years ago, about to derail? Well, to find out, we really must go back to where it all began for José. A Whirlwind Arrival On March 9th 2004, Porto scored a last minute equaliser against Manchester United knocking them out of the last 16 of the Champions League. Football fans still fondly remember […]
How Long Will José Last At United
By Ryan Corry January 22, 2018 (No)
A short-term answer. That was the phrase used wide and large by pundits, writers and fans alike when ‘The manager formerly known as the Special One’ was announced as the successor to Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson had departed. David Moyes had been pushed out while Louis Van Gaal was simply nudged off the winner’s podium in Wembley following his 2016 FA Cup win. José Mourinho’s arrival was another one of football’s very poorly kept secrets, a lot of which seem to come from Old Trafford these days. Since the announcement of Ferguson’s retirement and Moyes’ imminent arrival right up to the present day, there seems […]
Which Premier League Side Will Go Furthest in the 2017-18 Champions League?
By Evan Coughlan December 5, 2017 (No)
About eight years ago, English teams were the belle of the ball in the Champions League. For a five year period an English team featured in every Champions League final, and semi-finals were regularly contested between English sides. However, in the last few years that dominance has somewhat deserted English teams, with the only English side reaching the quarter finals last season being Leicester City. This year however, the English sides have been on somewhat of a roll in Europe’s elite competition with dominant performances from the likes of Man City and Tottenham impressing fans, and making pundits sit up and take note. Working off the assumption that all five […]