PGMOL Admits Controversial VAR Calls Were Mistakes

VAR is once again under the microscope following a Premier League weekend pockmarked by nonsensical decisions which enraged managers. A Premier League call to investigate those incidents has led to an admission from PGMOL that certain decisions were mistakes. The decisions in question – Cornet’s disallowed goal against Chelsea and Newcastle’s disallowed winner are only

Dele Alli Makes Enouraging Start To Besiktas Loan

Midfielder Dele Alli has been praised by the Turkish media following his eye-catching debut for Super Lig giants Besitktas. Monday night’s win over Sivasspor featured some classic Dele Alli moments. He showed some spark and attacking intent on the ball and even nutmegged one of his opponents.  However, this will be all too familiar to

Are The Cracks Beginning To Appear At Chelsea?

Chelsea is a managerial merry-go-round, so nobody ever expected them to go experience the end of an era. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have shown how difficult it is to transition away from a messianic leader. Roman Abramovic was Chelsea’s cult of personality, and he left suddenly and quickly. It’s still too early to say

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal Boat Is Rocking

What a difference a year makes, especially for Arsenal, who find themselves top of the Premier League after three games. It’s a stark contrast to the same point last season, when they were bottom of the table. They began last season with three defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Three games, nine goals conceded,

How Much Emotion Is Too Much In Football?

Before Liverpool drew against Crystal Palace, manager Jurgen Klopp remarked that a week in football is like ten years. Considering the result left them winless after their first two league games, the following week must have felt like 100. It seems absurd to say Liverpool are now behind in the title race, but this is