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Calum Mechie

  • joined May 23, 2011
  • last login Apr 24, 2013
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A game to forget in a forgettable season

England’s three biggest clubs must have hoped for more than this from 2013.

How to commentate on England matches

Want to talk about England on the TV? Follow this guide.

Me and Michael Owen

England's fourth highest goalscorer's retirement causes remembrance of some great goals, hostile tweets, surprisingly impressive moustache-growth and some reflections on a career's-worth of...

Barcelona in CrIsIS?

Barcelona play Milan tonight from an unusually difficult position. Is it a crisis? Sort of.

On Nani's Red Card

Harsh but fair.

Shifting standards in the Champions League

Talk of a pendulum swing away from the Premier League is misguided; a far more subtle shift is altering Europe’s power dynamic.

Ronaldo and De Gea define beautiful game

Real Madrid vs. Manchester United's outstanding performers showed us what's still to love in soccer.

A (Transfer) Window Into Our Lives

Mario Balotelli’s move to AC Milan has made the Premier League poorer, but the transfer window can make it better too. For all of us.

FA Cup shiny again for happy weekend

It may not last (it might!), but the Fourth Round of the FA Cup was a wonderful reminder of the good old days.

Arsenal Are Not Good Enough; Wenger's In Denial

Arsenal just aren't good enough; Arsene Wenger's denialist talk of pyschological weakness is misleading but fooling nobody while, probably, making it worse.

Tottenham 3-5 Man Utd: Lessons From History

Manchester United's visit to Tottenham on Sunday is a repeat of one of the Premier League's greatest fixtures, and a reminder that everything that nothing new ever really happens.

Theo Walcott's contract; Arsenal's protective wing

Theo Walcott's demands to be played through the middle make sense; Arsenal's wide positions are nurseries for untrusted players.

Kevin-Prince Boateng Acts Like A Human

After being racially abused, Kevin-Prince Boateng did what any of us would have done: got upset and walked off. This is a good thing.

Arsene's opportunity?

Rather than seeking stop-gap solutions, Arsenal need to take a long-term view in January and rebalance their schizophrenic squad.

Tactics the loser in chaotic Manchester derby

Tactical analysis of yesterday's mistake-ridden game is impossible. And that's the problem with Manchester City.

We want our big London club back

Arsenal and Chelsea are quite different clubs, whose fans are united in their misery. What do they share? And what does "We want our big London club back" really mean?

The Road To Nowhere With Mark Hughes

Unloved and sacked by QPR, where next for Mark Hughes?

Ibrahimovic, and how to talk about greatness

Super-Ibra defies numbers; it turns out we need Nietzsche to quantify his unique brilliance.

England's Soldiers of Fortune

Carl Jenkinson, Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling are all in the England squad to face Sweden. They are also eligible for other nations. Is international football still a tenable concept?

After Craig Levein: A new Scotland?

After just three wins from twelve competitive fixtures, fans will hope that Levein's departure will allows a more successful or at least a more enjoyable Scotland to emerge.

John Terry Ban Protects Young English Players

Despite what Ashley Cole thinks, the FA had to ban Terry. Only having done so are they able to protect their young players abroad.

John Terry Saga Set To Continue

Ashley Cole's ill-advised tweet means that the unpleasant business still has a long way to go; but it could have been so easily avoided.

Rodgers and Villas-Boas: Pressure? What pressure?

By making "bold managerial appointments", Liverpool and Tottenham have put themselves under a lot of pressure -- relieved it from their revolutionary managers.

John Terry's retirement: Good for everyone?

By retiring from international football John Terry has done the right thing, at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.

Hillsborough: Justice Should Not Have Taken This Long

We all need to acknowledge our complicity in allowing the Hillsborough cover-up to perpetuate 23 years of lies.

Scotland Vs. Macedonia, 2014 World Cup Qualifying: Craig Levein Has To React

Progenitor of the 4-6-0, Scotland manager Craig Levein’s negative approach to football is a matter of record. After Saturday’s draw with Serbia, Scotland’s World Cup campaign needs him to step...

All's Well That Ends Well: A Transfer Deadline Day Roundup

Lot's of moves happened yesterday; some good, some bad, some silly.

Stoke City Vs. Arsenal: The Worst Game In The History Of The Sport

Neither Stoke nor Arsenal is ready for the season to start and what happened when they met was just horrible.

The Dirty Transfer Game Doesn't End When The Season Starts

Once again, transfer drama is continuing well into the Premier League season and nobody's team is sorted.

In Arsene They Should Trust

Arsenal's summer business suggests the manager may have been onto something all along.

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