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Barney Ronay

Barney Ronay

    Vardy-less Leicester face major bump on road to title
    Vardy-less Leicester face major bump on road to title
    After the tears of joy, the furrowed and fawning editorials, welcome to the final act in the title shock to end all title shocks. Leicester City: the...
    Spurs win title for most watchable
    Spurs win title for most watchable
    If you’ve somehow managed to miss the opening eight months of the English Premier League season you could have picked up a pretty decent precis of...
    Blame Arsenal's injuries on the Gulliver Theory
    Blame Arsenal's injuries on the Gulliver Theory
    Ten down: one to go. After a bruising Premier League draw at Norwich Arsenal’s attempt to rack up an entire first XI of convalescents is now...
    Strolling master Fabregas shows where his loyalties lie
    Strolling master Fabregas shows where his loyalties lie
    José Mourinho had called this a must-not-lose match, a case if ever there was one of setting your sights usefully low. In the event, Chelsea managed...
    Brute strength can be beautiful
    Brute strength can be beautiful
    It is no secret that José Mourinho divides opinion. Broadly this can be broken down into three elements. Those who dislike Mourinho. Those who...
    Brazil's goal for 2014: Score big
    Brazil's goal for 2014: Score big
    If 2013 was a sporting year spent slopping around the house, lying on the couch, drinking soft drinks and trying to shake the sense of curdled...
    Alex Ferguson: Never to be Fergotten
    Alex Ferguson: Never to be Fergotten
    Like the end of the world, for those who follow English football closely, the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson was always one of those things...
    Ronaldo's goal heading for the hall of fame
    Ronaldo's goal heading for the hall of fame
    Last week was, in many ways,  a week of headers, the domestic Champions League fixtures garnished with two brilliant headed goals in Manchester United's draw at the Bernabeu, and beyond that by the cultural misunderstandings of the "grapple defence" system employed by...
    Marketers take over the cricket pitch
    Marketers take over the cricket pitch
    The story of the British sporting year to come will, in all probability, look quite a bit like the story of the sporting year just past. Although...
    'Vampire' gets bloody ban
    'Vampire' gets bloody ban
    On Monday Harlequins wing Tom Williams was banned from rugby for a year for the footling offence of feigning injury.
    Hand-holding and the touchy-feely side of football
    Hand-holding and the touchy-feely side of football
    Men holding hands, while no longer entirely taboo, is clearly still very funny. Images of Liverpool players hand-in-hand during a team bonding...