Match Of The Week: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United

Perhaps, and this is a theory that it is impossible to substantiate, Sir Alex Ferguson has come to realise a fundamental truth of football which frequently seems to slip under our radar. It doesn’t matter whether you play well or not. It’s a result-based...

Rivalries & Hatred

There was always something that left an uneasy feeling in the pit of the stomach about the post-Olympic craze for slating ‘football’ for its attitudes and behaviour, and there is still discomfort whenever anyone starts to discuss ‘decency’ with...

Hillsborough: Changing Perspectives

Now the whole truth about Hillsborough is out, perspectives on the tragedy have changed, as they have continually down the years. This week I read past Hillsborough material from my magazine and book collection; When Saturday Comes (WSC) magazine editorials from June...

Hillsborough: Apologies, Truth & Justice

The last twenty-four hours or so have been rapidly evolving series of watershed moments for the perception of the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. The last cobwebs of doubt have been swept away from the naysayers, and those that might have sought to place the blame for...