Author Profile: Simon Rose

Spurs’ Wembley hoodoo is more a slow damaging grind

Spurs’ Wembley hoodoo is more a slow damaging grind

Tottenham are yet to win a league game at Wembley and might need to start treating their home games like away games to prosper. Every man and his dog, his cat and next door's budgie told you all summer that Tottenham...read more »

Will Hall: looking the part for AFC Totten

Will Hall: looking the part for AFC Totten

Youngster Will Hall gives us his latest account of striving to succeed through the ranks of grass-roots football. It has been a very good and hectic few weeks since I last wrote my blog and there is quite a bit to...read more »

Arsenal Koln debacle: media bias is only the tip of the iceberg

Arsenal Koln debacle: media bias is only the tip of the iceberg

Simon Boynton imagines the backlash that would be thrown at an English club if they had behaved like Koln fans did at Arsenal. As dust settles on the appalling behaviour of Koln fans in central London and at the Emirates on...read more »

Digital and print journalist Dave Smith dies after short illness

Digital and print journalist Dave Smith dies after short illness

Dave 'Smudger' Smith, a vastly experienced football journalist, respected by players and managers alike, has passed away suddenly. Dave’s early career was spent writing for both Match and Shoot magazines, where he worked his way through the editorial ranks, as chief...read more »

Mourinho and Hughes handshake spat revealed more than it should

Mourinho and Hughes handshake spat revealed more than it should

Jose Mourinho and Mark Hughes' failure to shake hands at Stoke said more about both than if they'd just gone ahead. Hughes and Mourinho both have a history of avoiding handshakes, yet getting supremely narked if others avoid shaking their hand....read more »

The international break – when men turn to mice!

The international break – when men turn to mice!

Simon Boynton has had enough with club footballers who can’t play well for England... So, after a non-international break, I’m back and I’m angry. Appropriately, after a void of real football, I feel compelled to look at the international break and...read more »

Kane reaches 100 goals for Tottenham. No definitely!

Kane reaches 100 goals for Tottenham. No definitely!

Harry Kane reached 100 goals for Tottenham with his double at Everton, but his BBC interview revealed a bizarre inability to answer "Yes"! Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker interviewed Kane immediately after the match and every time Kane’s first...read more »

Sansom exclusive: I’m ready, healthy and eager to help Palace

Sansom exclusive: I’m ready, healthy and eager to help Palace

Palace legend Kenny Sansom has exclusively told Zap Sportz that he is ready, healthy and eager to help the club, after Frank de Boer’s exit. It's very early to sack a manager, only four league games into a season. Frank de...read more »

Sansom: Palace must improve before they play Utd, City and Chelsea

Sansom: Palace must improve before they play Utd, City and Chelsea

Palace legend Kenny Sansom tells us exclusively that Frank de Boer must try something different if he is to keep his job. Palace have lost their first three league matches and Burnley away on Sunday will not be easy. Burnley will...read more »

Arsenal must beat Bournemouth, Sanchez and Giroud should start

Arsenal must beat Bournemouth, Sanchez and Giroud should start

Gunners hero Kenny Sansom wants Arsene Wenger to pick players in their right position and expects Alexis Sanchez to give full effort. Bournemouth at home for Arsenal on Saturday is huge. I watched the defeat at Liverpool and they could have...read more »