• Premier League Roundup: Gameweek 4

    Rhys Thomas Many football fans were grateful for the return of the Premier League following the first international break of the season, and with good reason as Rhys explains.  Crystal Palace delivered a fantastic 3-0 win over Spurs in the early kick-off, with deadline day signing and debutant Odsonne...
  • The Premier League’s Opening Weekend Fails To Disappoint

    Rhys Thomas No draws, 34 goals, and the reinstatement of full stadiums: the Premier League returned in fantastic form. Success for newly promoted sides, familiar woes for some, and a shock defeat for the champions ensured a fast start to a promising season. Rhys Thomas offers an overview of...
  • Another ‘fresh start’ at the City Ground

    Recent weeks have revealed a lot at the City Ground. Forest’s gazillionth ‘fresh start’ of the decade has allowed their players to show what they are truly capable of in the last two games, softening the blow that many fans felt when the club showed Mark Warburton the door....
  • Why won’t Arsenal just get rid of Wenger?

    It seems questions surrounding Wenger’s competence are asked every week on Match of the Day, so is Arsenal’s record really his fault and why won’t they get rid of him? Arsenal were sixth in the Premier League table after their game with Watford, but were 9 points from the top...
  • Missed opportunities: sentimentalism and cold hard rationality in the Arsene Wenger debate

    Many predicted that the FA Cup final would be Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of the club he has managed since 1996. Yet just days afterwards he signed a new two year contract. The Wenger reign is set to continue, despite the club missing out on Champions League...
  • Thomas Hughes: “An unclear rulebook makes controversial refereeing decisions inevitable”

    The handball rule reared its ugly head yet again in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Hull City last weekend. Alexis Sanchez’s first goal was allowed to stand despite his hand making the final touch, while the Chilean’s second came via the penalty spot after Sam Clucas was shown a red...
  • Have Arsenal strengthened too late?

    Last summer, Arsenal made five signings, totalling a combined fee of £96 million. Whilst two of them, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano, are players for Arsenal’s future, the remaining three have been welcome additions that will certainly strengthen the spine of the team. Granit Xhaka has been a clear...