Samama Rahman

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

Stamford Bridge flooded by intent

It is not often that a team win their domestic league 18 points clear of their second-placed rival. It is rarer still that they do so by winning a staggering 26 of their first 27 matches and...

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Challenges add to excitement of 20/21

Just weeks after the conclusion of the Champions League, European football is set to be back on the menu of sports lovers across the globe. After a three-month disruption due to the coronavirus...

August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020

Nothing left to discuss

Barcelona’s board of directors sat for an emergency meeting late on Wednesday and were perhaps momentarily interrupted as fans attempted to storm the club offices and force club president Josep...

June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020

Life amiss in football’s new normal

In the 16th minute of an exceptionally drab first half between Manchester United and Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, the home crowd broke into cheer.

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

Stars back, but will they align?

There will be no voices to cheer on the stars as they return to the pitch, but the sense of anticipation felt by Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs fans will be at a fever-pitch when the...

June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020

Can the money-spinners get it right?

After 100 days of inactivity, England’s Premier League will return to eerily empty stadiums across the country tonight, with clubs playing each of

April 8, 2020
April 8, 2020

An opportunity to reform football

The sporting world has felt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on an unprecedented level and responded in kind, with players raising millions and preaching safe practices while stadiums were...

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

From a long winter to the ‘Summer of Stokes’

In September 2017, Ben Stokes’s world came crashing down around him. ...

May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019

A chance to lead their way to history

World Cup-winning teams may have their names written in the annals of history, but World Cup-winning captains have a special place in those books. Clive Lloyd will forever be remembered for leading...

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

A reward due for both, but served to one

Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino will go into the Champions League final on very different footings. Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has reached the stage twice before but never won, and his...