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  1. David Villa plays down Melbourne City move

    Richard Jolly

    A-League news

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  2. 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
  3. New York City to announce first signing

    Richard Jolly

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Pellegrini's methods lead Man City to Prem glory

    Richard Jolly

    Win or lose, the hangdog expression has tended to stay the same. That is the Manuel Pellegrini way. A man who tries to take the emotion out of every situation, Pellegrini was animated at full time -- but only by his own standards. He punched the a...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Gareth Barry thriving at Everton

    Richard Jolly

    The cameras may be trained on the directors' box. Or they may be focused at an executive box, that familiar haunt of the injured or ineligible footballer. The man himself is famously impassive. But should his expression change when Everton host Manch...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Three Things: Manchester City vs. West Brom

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER, England -- Reaction to Manchester City's 3-1 win vs. West Brom in the Premier League. 1. City show both sides of their game With 145 goals in all competitions, Manchester City are almost in record-breaking territory. Two more and th...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Manuel Pellegrini dismisses Lionel Messi link again

    Richard Jolly

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  15. Three Things: Manchester City vs. Sunderland

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER -- Reaction to a 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Sunderland in the Premier League. 1. City's title challenge is all but over It is mathematically still possible, and Manchester City won their previous league title when they were...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Tactics Board: Coutinho the right man for Liverpool

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL 3-2 MANCHESTER CITY Sometimes Brendan Rodgers' two aims seem mutually exclusive. The Liverpool manager looks to outnumber the opposition in midfield. He also tries to cram in as many attacking players as possible. It requires compromise ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014