Dave Smith

Me, Glenn Hoddle and Stuart Pearce would have been England’s dream team: Harry Redknapp

Me, Glenn Hoddle and Stuart Pearce would have been England’s dream team: Harry Redknapp

  HARRY Redknapp has confirmed a view that I’ve had for many years – that England were wrong to bin Glenn Hoddle as manager when they did. Especially over non-football related matters. Glenn was building something special and success was on the horizon. But...read more »

Manchester United did not treat Bastian Schweinsteiger with the respect he deserved – the fans did though

Manchester United did not treat Bastian Schweinsteiger with the respect he deserved – the fans did though

  BASTIAN Schweinsteiger has taken to social media to express his gratitude to Manchester United fans for their support as he departs for Chicago Fire. The former German international, on his twitter account, also thanked his teammates and the coaching staff for...read more »

Gareth Southgate should go with Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford up front, says Dave Smith

Gareth Southgate should go with Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford up front, says Dave Smith

  GARETH Southgate has been hampered with a series of injuries to key players ahead of the friendly with Germany and the World Cup qualifier. Not exactly the start he would have wanted to his reign as permanent England boss – but...read more »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Manchester United for another year – take our word for it

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at Manchester United for another year – take our word for it

IT’S hard for fans to know what to believe is going to happen with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer with so many conflicting reports doing the rounds. According to the Sun, the super Swede is ready to commit to another year...read more »

We will learn from this experience and improve, vows Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

We will learn from this experience and improve, vows Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

  THERE are times when you have to hold up your hands and accept that you were beaten by the better side. Pep Guardiola can offer the best excuses in the world but the fact remains Monaco wanted Champions League victory more...read more »

Arsene Wenger wants Everton’s Idrissa Gueye to be his N’Golo Kante – reportedly!

Arsene Wenger wants Everton’s Idrissa Gueye to be his N’Golo Kante – reportedly!

  THE fact that Arsenal have already put summer transfer plans in place – allegedly – would seem to suggest something far more reaching... ...that Arsene Wenger WILL be staying at the Emirates. Why else would the club draw up a wish-list of...read more »

Think twice before you take the Derby job: warning to Gary Rowett and any others – it’s no laughing matter

Think twice before you take the Derby job: warning to Gary Rowett and any others – it’s no laughing matter

  GARY Rowett WILL be Derby County’s next manager following the second sacking of Steve McClaren. It’s yet another knee-jerk reaction from the Derby board and owners who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘patience’...or stability. Yes, the Rams (my club)...read more »

Criticism of West Ham icon Mark Noble is not just unfair; it’s embarrassing – true Hammers fans agree with me

Criticism of West Ham icon Mark Noble is not just unfair; it’s embarrassing – true Hammers fans agree with me

I WAS astonished to hear and read that Mark Noble had been getting stick on social media from so-called West Ham fans. I call them ‘so-called’ because how they can turn on one of the most dedicated and loyal performers of...read more »

Arsene Wenger is hurting after recent results – but the pain will not drive him away from the club he loves

Arsene Wenger is hurting after recent results – but the pain will not drive him away from the club he loves

EVER the diplomat; ever the gentleman: Arsene Wenger answered every question thrown at him by a hungry media this morning. Without giving too much away, it has to be said. Those questions were wide, varied and probing – the Arsenal boss...read more »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes his ban on the chin – Bournemouth may appeal against Tyrone Mings’ charge! What?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes his ban on the chin – Bournemouth may appeal against Tyrone Mings’ charge! What?

ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has been given, and accepted, a three-match ban for his part in the 'bar brawl' during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. Tyrone Mings has also been charged with violent conduct and can expect to be similarly punished. Why...read more »