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Kevin McCarra

Kevin McCarra

    English clubs in pole position
    English clubs in pole position
    This, however, is a delusion. August 31's draw for the Champions League group phase would have commanded attention, but there has already been...
    Manchester's title decider cannot hide grim truth
    Manchester's title decider cannot hide grim truth
    A local contest may grip the country. The derby between the two Manchester clubs on Monday will be intriguing and not merely because the Etihad...
    Torres and Carroll have given January sales a bad name
    Torres and Carroll have given January sales a bad name
    The transfer market can give wealth a bad name. January 31 2012 must bring a shudder to a pair of clubs. They have to note the first anniversary of...
    League's tantalising transition
    League's tantalising transition
    The English Premier League is a local affair once more. As the mid-point of the programme approaches no one can pretend that this is a gripping...
    United still have clout, but more tinkering is necessary
    United still have clout, but more tinkering is necessary
    The fatal goal in Sunday's debacle was scored by Manchester United themselves. There was an authority to Darren Fletcher's drive that cut the...
    Conservatism rules but City could challenge United
    Conservatism rules but City could challenge United
    As if it was not enough to win the Premier League title once again (not to mention the season opening Charity Shield last weekend), Manchester...
    Guardiola determined to go
    Guardiola determined to go
    Pep Guardiola is one of the very few people in football who does not find his Barcelona side irresistible. Despite having one of the great teams in...
    The threat to Fergie's sunset years
    The threat to Fergie's sunset years
    A Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge feels as much an absurdity as, in the end, an inevitability. It is the measure of his...
    Over the blues
    Over the blues
    Chelsea won the FA Premier League by a single point but their superiority is far beyond dispute. Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, the...
    Scramble for the Premiership
    Scramble for the Premiership
    As if they were not busy enough striving for trophies, the top four in the English Premier League have to deliver major stories as well. At least...
    Drogba revels in new stature at Chelsea
    Drogba revels in new stature at Chelsea
    Goals give a player authority. With his commanding drive that delivered a 1-0 win over Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, Didier Drogba played like a...
    Football minnows are wasting everybody's time
    Football minnows are wasting everybody's time
    The advent of micro-countries introduced a new terror to international football. You could beat them and still be humiliated. Fifteen years ago,...