Liverpool primed for further glory whilst Tottenham remain in a holding pattern

I was almost relieved by Divock Origi's decisive intervention in last night's Champions' League final. Played out by two under par sides who hardly stated a cast iron argument for the strength of the Premier League, I was at least grateful that such an occasion wasn't settled by Mo Salah's contentious first minute penalty, although…

Manchester United: Breaking Up Such a Poor Squad Will be Hard to Do

It is not unreasonable to suggest that five years is a lifetime in football. Furthermore, when arguably out of his depth as manager of Cardiff City it would have seemed more than inconceivable for an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team, half a decade later, being put to the sword on the last day of the Premier…

Blackpool: Yesteryear’s resort of choice now a showcase of social decay

A decade has passed since a devastating conflagration destroyed the iconic Yates' building in Blackpool's Talbot Square. Intersecting Clifton Street and Talbot Road the century-old edifice housed the chain's eponymous wine lodge and several retail units including a long-standing pet shop, in which sadly over 100 animals perished in the fire. To this day the…