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Kevin McCarra

Kevin McCarra

    English clubs in pole position
    English clubs in pole position
    At this time of the year, it can feel as if the football programme is packed with rehearsals while the true drama lies weeks or months ahead.
    Manchester's title decider cannot hide grim truth
    Manchester's title decider cannot hide grim truth
    There are players at both Manchester City and United with much to offer but that does not disguise a broader truth -- a place among the elite.
    Torres and Carroll have given January sales a bad name
    Torres and Carroll have given January sales a bad name
    Torres and Carroll lend credence to the belief that January buys aren't good business.
    League's tantalising transition
    League's tantalising transition
    The English Premier League is a local affair once more.
    United still have clout, but more tinkering is necessary
    United still have clout, but more tinkering is necessary
    United, after all, had been in reasonably good form and the talk following matches with lesser teams was often of regeneration.
    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 Manchester United insisted on staying ahead of the pack even in the closed season.
    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.
    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.
    Over the blues
    Over the blues
    Chelsea are deserved champions four years after they last lifted the English Premier League trophy.
    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.
    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 leader of the Chelsea team and also spoke like one afterwards. At present he has a higher status than at any point since he moved to England two years ago. The Ivorian knows that he has not so much hit a new peak as belatedly rediscovered his old self.