Match Day: Liverpool vs. Aston Villa

Well, nothing genius from me. West Ham have gone and done what someone was going to do, which is turn the heat up. Deano has been saying things, and god help us, I hope he’s right. But then you can’t legislate for City putting a thrashing on the scousers. Have to say, didn’t see that […]

State of the Villa: Project Survival

Football’s been just about the last thing on my mind, and it feels very strange to be coming back to the keyboard to write about a resumption of sporting hostilities when so much else has been going on. But here we are, and Villa will start fighting for their Premier League lives again in a week. God only knows what’ll we get. Regardless, it’s time to shake off the rust and get our game faces on.

“Sporting Integrity” Is a Very Small Fig Leaf

I get the money. I get the legal issues. And at least some are finally copping to those being the primary considerations for finishing rather than “integrity.” There is no sporting integrity to the season if it’s played out in bizarre, forced circumstances that affect clubs disproportionately. It’s a very small fig leaf.