Author Profile: Simon Rose

Lampard accepts he’s under the microscope at Chelsea

Lampard accepts he’s under the microscope at Chelsea

Frank Lampard admits he’s under intense scrutiny at Chelsea, but feels he’s learned well from all the managers in his playing career. Chelsea sit 4th in the currently paused Premier League table, which is very good going for Lampard’s first season...read more »

Lampard admits he didn’t expect Chelsea job so soon

Lampard admits he didn’t expect Chelsea job so soon

Frank Lampard has revealed he didn't expect to land the Chelsea job so early in his coaching career, but never doubted his own ability. Lampard learned fast at Derby County, guiding the Rams to the Championship Play-Off Final in his first...read more »

Redknapp expects big transfer fees to continue

Redknapp expects big transfer fees to continue

Harry Redknapp predicts the Premier League’s elite will carry on spending huge transfer fees, once the coronavirus crisis quietens down. Redknapp believes the top clubs will react like nothing has happened in the world and that insanity will resume in the...read more »

Redknapp blasts Tottenham’s furlough decision

Redknapp blasts Tottenham’s furlough decision

Harry Redknapp has blasted Tottenham for cutting the wages of their 550 non-playing staff by 20 per cent, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will use the Government’s furlough scheme, while playing staff on big money still bank...read more »

20 PL games by New Year and unbeaten season on for three?

20 PL games by New Year and unbeaten season on for three?

Premier League clubs have only played 12 games each by mid-November, but will be tested harshly as it now accelerates to 20 by New Year. The latest international break needs to have focused all Premier League sides for the remainder of...read more »

The international break is nigh for Mourinho

The international break is nigh for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Manchester United will surely end with the international break, the classic time when failing managers are sacked. Mourinho now faces Newcastle Utd at home before the break, followed by Chelsea away and Juventus at home in the...read more »

Relegation watch: Brighton win a red herring for Saints & Stoke

Relegation watch: Brighton win a red herring for Saints & Stoke

Brighton’s unexpected win over Manchester United changes little for the bottom three, as only Southampton could have caught them in any case. Brighton have moved from 37 points to the perceived magic target of 40, but West Brom on 28 points...read more »

Relegation watch: Swansea hold the key to the bottom three

Relegation watch: Swansea hold the key to the bottom three

Swansea hold the key to Premier League survival as they face fellow strugglers Southampton and Stoke at home, in their final two matches. All three sides have failed to do enough in recent weeks to claw their way towards safety and...read more »

Relegation watch: Saints and Stoke must take advantage, now

Relegation watch: Saints and Stoke must take advantage, now

Southampton and Stoke must start winning, now, if they are to catch faltering relegation rivals that are drifting within reach. We wrote recently how Brighton had to make themselves safe, with home games against Leicester and Huddersfield, before their final 5...read more »

Relegation watch: Brighton and Huddersfield can’t afford to draw

Relegation watch: Brighton and Huddersfield can’t afford to draw

Brighton or Huddersfield must win today’s vital survival clash, as a draw would leave both in range of their rivals with brutal games ahead. Victory for either would probably be their salvation. A point apiece would leave both vulnerable, if those...read more »