Dave Smith

England Lionesses face a test of temperament as well as talent when they take on Spain tonight

England Lionesses face a test of temperament as well as talent when they take on Spain tonight

 ENGLAND  ladies will have to show all the discipline – as well as skill – they have in the locker to prevent the Spaniards from pulling out all the tricks in the book.Lionesses’ boss Mark Sampson is perfectly well aware...read more »

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cannot speak highly enough of Phil Foden: a special gift

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola cannot speak highly enough of Phil Foden: a special gift

  Manchester United may have won the ‘Houston derby’ against rivals City – but there were plenty of positives for Pep Guardiola too. Not least, the first team debut of teenage sensation Phil Foden whose performance sent the Manchester City boss into...read more »

Everton rebel Ross Barkley needs to take a long, hard look at himself – and his agent!

Everton rebel Ross Barkley needs to take a long, hard look at himself – and his agent!

ACCORDING to reports, Ross Barkley wants £150,000 a week to join Spurs – more than local hero and talisman Harry Kane. If that is the case, then the Everton midfielder needs to get real...and get a new agent. He’s doing him...read more »

Breaking news and other gossip: Antonio Conte signs new deal at Chelsea – Marko Arnautovic set to join West Ham

Breaking news and other gossip: Antonio Conte signs new deal at Chelsea – Marko Arnautovic set to join West Ham

Was it ever in doubt? Antonio Conte is staying at Chelsea and has today signed a new, two-year contract. The Premier League champions would have been crazy to part company with the 47-year-old Italian who led them to the title last...read more »

Good news for Liverpool and England: Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are in good shape

Good news for Liverpool and England: Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are in good shape

LIVERPOOL and England fans are hoping Daniel Sturridge can have an injury-free season and, finally, fulfill his enormous potential. On his day, in good shape, Sturridge is one of the most devastating strikers in the Premier League. A catalogue of injuries have...read more »

Manchester United turn attention to Ivan Peresic as Jose Mourinho says he will not waste his time chasing Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United turn attention to Ivan Peresic as Jose Mourinho says he will not waste his time chasing Cristiano Ronaldo

IT would seem that Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, deeming it a ‘mission impossible’. The Manchester United manager is also resigned to missing out on Ronaldo’s Real teammate Alvaro Morata. Ronaldo, who reportedly wants to leave Spain...read more »

England Under 19s triumph at the European Championships gets Wayne Rooney’s seal of approval

England Under 19s triumph at the European Championships gets Wayne Rooney’s seal of approval

IT’S great to see another England development team succeed at a major tournament. Now let’s see how many of those rising stars progress to the full squad in the ensuing years. After all, that is the point of the St George’s Park...read more »

Lucas Leiva’s future at Liverpool remains in doubt – Lazio are ready to pounce as Jurgen Klopp dithers

Lucas Leiva’s future at Liverpool remains in doubt – Lazio are ready to pounce as Jurgen Klopp dithers

I LOVE Jurgen Klopp; he has been a breath of fresh air to football at the top level in this country. But there are times when I just don’t get him! Like the situation regarding Lucas Leiva.  Does he want him to...read more »

Manchester City close in on Kyle Walker – and will pay another 40-odd million for Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City close in on Kyle Walker – and will pay another 40-odd million for Benjamin Mendy

I’M a big fan of Kyle Walker but I think Manchester City are paying over the odds for the England right back. For the sort of money being talked about - £45million at the last count, plus add-ons - I would...read more »

Wayne Rooney has still got it – Manchester United’s loss is Everton’s gain…the Africans love him too!

Wayne Rooney has still got it – Manchester United’s loss is Everton’s gain…the Africans love him too!

  JUST as Wayne Rooney announced his arrival on the Premier League scene with a stunning goal for Everton against Arsenal back in the day, he marked his return to his first club with another cracker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGvvE6orno Rooney was just 16 years old...read more »