Author Profile: Simon Rose

Man City have 16 games left but only six big tests

Man City have 16 games left but only six big tests

Man City really could win the Premier League unbeaten, as only Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal and Spurs are their remaining serious away tests. City started December on 14 matches, with the season still feeling young and with much yet to play for....read more »

Who wants to manage Stoke? Who’s left?

Who wants to manage Stoke? Who’s left?

Stoke City waited so long to sack Mark Hughes, while their relegation rivals acted earlier, that it’s hard to see who they can appoint. The sort of manager that Stoke might have turned to, with a track record for keeping teams...read more »

Alli is in the red zone for a red card

Alli is in the red zone for a red card

Dele Alli will get sent off if he keeps making reckless fouls and apparent dives, despite the belief he’s protected as an England player. The Tottenham star has built an uncomfortable record for accusations of late dangerous challenges and acts of...read more »

Sansom exclusive: I’m confident in Palace now

Sansom exclusive: I’m confident in Palace now

Palace legend Kenny Sansom is delighted to see the Eagles go seven games unbeaten and can see that run lasting, at Swansea this weekend. I’m over the moon with Palace’s unbeaten run. We’re getting crosses in and that’s what I’d been...read more »

Why the media clamour to declare title races over prematurely?

Why the media clamour to declare title races over prematurely?

Why are broadcasters so fast to declare title races over, given they shell out billions that need supporters to stay as paying customers? Manchester City went 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League on Sunday, with their 2-1...read more »

Sansom exclusive: I really believe England can win the World Cup

Sansom exclusive: I really believe England can win the World Cup

England left-back legend Kenny Sansom is sure Gareth Southgate has a squad talented enough to win the Russia 2018 World Cup. England’s World Cup draw is good and the game that stands out is Belgium. That is the toughest game. There’s...read more »

Sansom exclusive: Arsenal’s players must talk to each other more

Sansom exclusive: Arsenal’s players must talk to each other more

Arsenal hero Kenny Sansom feels the Gunners still need to speak more on the pitch, after defensive failings cost them dearly against Manchester United. The overall game was fantastic, but we were 2-0 down after ten minutes. I don’t think I’ve...read more »

Sansom exclusive: Palace will stay up, no problem!

Sansom exclusive: Palace will stay up, no problem!

Palace legend Kenny Sansom is more confident than ever that the Eagles will pull out of danger, now they're "playing more as a team". I think the confidence has come back into the Palace players. They seem to feel that they...read more »

Spurs need trophies to end their inferiority complex with Arsenal

Spurs need trophies to end their inferiority complex with Arsenal

Tottenham fancy themselves as north London’s finest and buy into their media adulation, but finishing above Arsenal once is no power shift. The two face off in Saturday’s north London derby, with some observers debating if Spurs are now the bigger...read more »

Clement out and Coleman in at Swansea?

Clement out and Coleman in at Swansea?

How much longer can Paul Clement last at Swansea, with the club in the bottom three and former Swan Chris Coleman waiting in the wings? Swansea sit in the relegation zone on 8 points and only basement side Crystal Palace have...read more »