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  1. Rooney can't afford another World Cup failure

    Richard Jolly

    There is a problem with being precocious. Those who start early sometimes finish sooner than their contemporaries. So it may be with Wayne Rooney, who by his own admission is entering a last-chance saloon. First capped at 17, he is now 28, and while ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Five key Premier League title race moments

    Richard Jolly

    After a campaign full of twists and turns, we pick out a selection of moments that mattered from the Premier League season. * Toe Poke: Top 10 moments of the season 1. Manchester United appoint David Moyes Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. Tactics Board: Nasri central to City success

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 WEST HAM Samir Nasri started the season on the bench for Manchester City and ended it with a goal that helped them clinch the Premier League title. His touch map in City's 2-0 victory against West Ham on Sunday shows why he won...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Tactics Board: Chelsea fail to pass bus; uncharacteristic City

    Richard Jolly

    CHELSEA 0-0 NORWICH CITY In one respect, the statistics pointed to Chelsea domination. They had 71 percent of possession and 23 attempts at goal. However, only four were on target, which illustrates why Norwich took a point at Stamford Bridge. So ...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  5. Tactics Board: A pair of Chelsea buses, Giggs' attacking intent

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL 0-2 CHELSEA Brendan Rodgers accused Chelsea of parking "two buses" in their 2-0 win at Anfield. What he meant, perhaps, was that they had two defensive blocks: a back four shielded by a central midfield trio. Both stayed deep, the defen...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Has David Moyes burned his bridges with football's elite?

    Richard Jolly

    Former England national team manager Graham Taylor once remarked, with a mixture of amusement and irritation, that the moment he left his highest-profile job, his name seemed to change. He was no longer "Graham Taylor" but "former England manager Gra...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Tactics Board: Coleman, Sterling are difference-makers

    Richard Jolly

    EVERTON 2-0 MANCHESTER UNITED There was a time when Everton's attacks were focused on the left flank. Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar combined so well there that they could neglect the right. Perhaps David Moyes was thinking back to his time as...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  8. Three Things: Everton vs. Manchester United

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL -- Reaction to Everton's 2-0 win vs. Manchester United in the Premier League. 1. Moyes' depressing return On the previous occasion David Moyes emerged from the Goodison Park tunnel, he was granted a guard of honour. This time, his arr...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  9. Tactics Board: Eriksen roams free, Schuerrle's pace

    Richard Jolly

    TOTTENHAM 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON One of the idiosyncrasies of Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood's tactics is that he fields Christian Eriksen, a playmaker by trade, on the left, and Nacer Chadli, signed to be more of a winger, in the middle. In the space of...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  10. Three Things: Man United vs. Olympiakos

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER, England -- A trio of thoughts from Man United's 3-0 win vs. Olympiakos, which earned David Moyes' men a 3-2 aggregate win. 1. Much-needed respite for Moyes David Moyes had vowed to give Old Trafford a night to remember. It was an u...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  11. Howard certain of Moyes' success at Man United

    Richard Jolly

    For seven years, Tim Howard was the last line of David Moyes' defence. Now he is at the forefront of it. While others question whether the Scot is the right man to manage Manchester United, his American ally is convinced he is. As some wonder whether...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  12. Tactics Board: Liverpool's diamond, selfless Santi

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER UNITED 0-3 LIVERPOOL The constant in Brendan Rodgers' ever-changing tactics is a desire for a numerical advantage or, at the very least, parity in the centre of midfield. The Liverpool manager believes games are controlled in the middle...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  13. Rodgers' Liverpool are legitimate contenders as Moyes' misery con...

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER -- The game was approaching the half-hour mark when the Stretford End revived one of its favourite chants. "Have you ever seen Gerrard win the league?" the Manchester United supporters asked innocently. They haven't. They may in a coup...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  14. Agent of Manchester United's Javier Hernandez's dismisses Inter M...

    Richard Jolly

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  15. Role reversal from Manchester to Merseyside

    Richard Jolly

    Some put the past behind them as they head into retirement, letting bygones be bygones and consigning old enemies to the depths of their memory banks. Not Sir Alex Ferguson, however, who used the pulpit that publishers granted him to take a few parti...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. Tactics Board: Rosler outwits mighty Man City

    Richard Jolly

    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan Uwe Rosler admitted his tactics were not original. He was influenced and inspired by a predecessor at Wigan, Roberto Martinez, copying the approach deployed by the Spaniard in last season's FA Cup final against Manchester...

    Blog | March 10, 2014