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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

    Premier League 2015-16 preview No 6: Manchester City
    Premier League 2015-16 preview No 6: Manchester City
    Predicted position: 4th
    Euro 2012: Greatness awaits Spain
    Euro 2012: Greatness awaits Spain
    Praise for Spain has been slightly grudging since they became the pre-eminent force in world football, as if they have been lucky to find themselves with so many Barcelona players at their disposal or hitched a ride to long overdue tournament success on the back of two of the biggest...
    Tyranny, freedom and all that jazz
    Tyranny, freedom and all that jazz
    Josef Vaclav Skvorecky, writer, born September 27 1924; died January 3 2012
    The Wayne drain
    The Wayne drain
    Manchester United have not just been remarkably consistent since they began scooping in titles under Sir Alex Ferguson, they have been as close to...
    Europe goes to war
    Europe goes to war
    There is only one prediction it is safe to make about Euro 2008 and that is that England will not win it. There is still just about time for a war...
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Premier League's entertainer
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Premier League's entertainer
    There is little doubt Cristiano Ronaldo is the Premier League's greatest entertainer. Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres are his only...
    Giggs: Leader of men
    Giggs: Leader of men
    It is all very well noting that Ryan Giggs has just won his ninth league title, breaking the record held by Liverpool's Phil Neal and Alan Hansen,...
    Serie A scandal a peculiarly Italian affair
    Serie A scandal a peculiarly Italian affair
    You have to love the Italians, don't you? If they didn't exist someone would have to invent them, and just think what sort of tortured imagination...
    Matt Busby's revolutionary vision
    Matt Busby's revolutionary vision
    Alan Hansen was born in June 1955, which means he was around -- albeit in nappies and in Scotland -- when the Busby Babes won their first league...
    Mourinho gets it right: the devil's in the detail
    Mourinho gets it right: the devil's in the detail
    Jose Mourinho never spoke a truer word than when he claimed, after Chelsea's exit from the Champions League in Barcelona, that at the highest level...
    Wigan's good doctor
    Wigan's good doctor
    Arjan de Zeeuw is smarter than your average Premiership footballer, as Prime Minister Tony Blair might have been aware when he named him as a...
    Roy Keane, Man United manager?
    Roy Keane, Man United manager?
    So, Roy Keane is in his last season as a Manchester United player. Given that he is 35 next birthday, that hardly counts as a surprise and, given...