Author Profile: Simon Rose

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 »

Sansom: Palace must make the most of the next six weeks

Sansom: Palace must make the most of the next six weeks

Eagles hero Kenny Sansom believes Crystal Palace can stay up, but must bottle recent confidence for their winnable run of games coming up. Palace had a really bad start to the season and they made a little recovery, but they need...read more »

Should Everton just appoint David Unsworth?

Should Everton just appoint David Unsworth?

Is David Unsworth the best candidate for Everton to appoint as their new manager, now that he has won a match and has the crowd behind him? Sam Allardyce remains the bookies’ favourite to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, with...read more »

Could Man City’s open defence yet be their title downfall?

Could Man City’s open defence yet be their title downfall?

Man City are five points clear at the top of the Premier League after ten games, but is Pep Guardiola’s side too open defensively to win it? City have swept all before them so far this season, with 28 league points...read more »

Will Hall: bouncing back from a setback

Will Hall: bouncing back from a setback

Young football hopeful Will Hall's latest lesson in how to cope with disappointment at grass-roots level and keep focusing on the horizon. Just over a month ago I attended the Junior Premier League representative team trials. It is regarded as where...read more »

Carabao Cup draw delay just adds to the week’s bizarre drama

Carabao Cup draw delay just adds to the week’s bizarre drama

The Carabao Cup draw fiasco was either bad luck or a PR stunt, but the competition hasn't lacked for drama, with big semi finals looming. Fans waited with bated breath on Thursday afternoon for the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw to be...read more »

Can strugglers like Everton and Leicester attract big managers?

Can strugglers like Everton and Leicester attract big managers?

Big names are being lauded for the vacant managerial roles at Everton and Leicester, but do they want to fight relegation, or for titles? Carlo Ancelotti, Manuel Pellegrini, Thomas Tuchel and Roberto Mancini are just some of the favourites to replace...read more »

City’s big picture: scoring seven past Stoke, or conceding two?

City’s big picture: scoring seven past Stoke, or conceding two?

Manchester City were awesome in smashing Stoke City 7-2, but did conceding two loose goals expose frailties that better sides can plunder? Saturday's devastating attacking masterclass was not a one-off. It was City's third successive home game of scoring five goals...read more »