Author Profile: Simon Rose

PPG proven no substitute for finishing Premier League season

PPG proven no substitute for finishing Premier League season

Premier League tables with 9 games left have differed to final tables every season in the last decade, affecting 3 titles and 5 relegations. Exclusive analysis by Zapsportz shows that final Premier League tables over the last 10 seasons have produced...read more »

Gazza at Italia ‘90: Bobby caught me playing tennis at 1am

Gazza at Italia ‘90: Bobby caught me playing tennis at 1am

Paul Gascoigne has revealed Sir Bobby Robson caught him playing tennis at 1am the night before England’s Italia ’90 semi with Germany. Gazza was infamously once labelled “as daft as a brush” by Sir Bobby, but the England boss possibly had...read more »

Waddle: dropping “kick and rush” helped us beat Belgium

Waddle: dropping “kick and rush” helped us beat Belgium

Chris Waddle has revealed that dropping English football’s much-maligned "kick and rush" style helped England to beat Belgium at Italia ’90. The former Tottenham man was a key part of Bobby Robson’s squad at the 1990 World Cup, but had become...read more »

Gazza admits Italia ’90 tears were over career not final

Gazza admits Italia ’90 tears were over career not final

Paul Gascoigne has revealed his Italia '90 tears were over fears it would damage his career rather than possibly missing the World Cup Final. Gazza has given an emotional exclusive interview to Zapsportz’s Harry Harris, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of...read more »

Sala tragedy investigation explored in new podcast episode

Sala tragedy investigation explored in new podcast episode

Harry Harris’s updated book investigating the death of Emiliano Sala has been explored in The Andy Campbell Championship Show podcast. Harry’s book 'The football crime of the century: The killing of Emiliano Sala' casts new light on the dreadful story of...read more »

Premier League season too valuable to void

Premier League season too valuable to void

Global broadcasting deals and betting interests mean that completing the Premier League season is too valuable for it to be voided. The 2019-20 campaign remains suspended indefinitely due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, but billions of pounds of vested interests...read more »

Sansom – people with money “should make a contribution”

Sansom – people with money “should make a contribution”

Kenny Sansom has suggested that “anyone who has bundles of money should make a contribution” after calls for footballers to take pay cuts. The former England left-back has watched the coronavirus crisis unfold, with expectations right up to 10 Downing Street...read more »

Exclusive: Sansom – the NHS is “absolutely fantastic”

Exclusive: Sansom – the NHS is “absolutely fantastic”

Kenny Sansom has applauded the NHS for doing an “absolutely fantastic” job as it bravely leads the fight against coronavirus. The former Arsenal skipper won 86 caps for England and is pleased that the nation is heeding advice from the government...read more »

Hoddle – Chelsea’s “facilities were shocking” when I joined

Hoddle – Chelsea’s “facilities were shocking” when I joined

Glenn Hoddle has revealed he had no office when he became Chelsea boss in 1993 and had to hold transfer talks from a telephone box. Hoddle joined Chelsea as player-manager from Swindon Town, before retiring as a player after one season....read more »

Exclusive: Sinclair – Lampard could become Chelsea’s best manager

Exclusive: Sinclair – Lampard could become Chelsea’s best manager

Frank Sinclair believes Frank Lampard has what it takes to become one of Chelsea’s greatest ever managers. Sinclair won the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners Cup in his time at Stamford Bridge in the 1990s. He’s seen the club achieve...read more »