Author Archives: Gary Stonehouse


Sarri’s fate is already sealed, it’s just a question of whether unloved Chelsea boss goes down fighting

By | 20th February 2019

THOSE searching for signs of gallows humour from Maurizio Sarri are likely to be disappointed. After all, the one thing that nobody will quibble with when the Italian’s qualities are raised is that he is not exactly a bundle of laughs at the best of times. But with even Sarri now recognising how precarious is […]


McTominay moves ahead of £52m flop Fred in Man Utd pecking order after West Brom loan bid rejected

By | 19th February 2019

SCOTT McTOMINAY has moved ahead of big-money flop Fred in the Manchester United pecking order – after a deadline-day move to West Brom was rejected. Midfielder McTominay was willing to drop down to get regular football in the Championship. But the 22-year-old was instead told by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he was needed at Old Trafford. […]


Martial’s improved form down to Mourinho leaving Man Utd, insists Deschamps

By | 19th February 2019

DIDIER DESCHAMPS has hinted Anthony Martial’s improved form is down to the departure of Jose Mourinho from the Man Utd hotseat. The French forward had a tempestuous relationship with Mourinho during his time at Old Trafford and was linked with a move away last summer. It’s only since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived before Christmas that […]

Man Utd stars in battle to replace crocked Martial and Lingard and end 17-year hoodoo against Chelsea

By | 17th February 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to end their Chelsea cup hoodoo without injured stars Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard. The Red Devils head to Stamford Bridge tomorrow looking to avenge last season’s final defeat by claiming a spot in the quarters. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad assembled at their Carrington training ground to finalise the […]

Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka getting by with a little help from his friends

By | 15th February 2019

MARTIN DUBRAVKA says he now knows who is “real friends” are after the abuse he received for his last-minute blunder at Wolves. The Newcastle keeper failed to clear Adama Traore’s cross in the fifth minute of injury time at Molineux on Monday, allowing Willy Boly to climb above him and head in a leveller. Dubravka […]

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos set for two-match ban after boasting about Champions League yellow card at Ajax

By | 14th February 2019

REAL MADRID skipper Sergio Ramos looks to have talked himself into a two-match ban after boasting about his Champions League yellow card at Ajax. Uefa have now confirmed they have opened an investigation into Ramos’ actions and admissions. And that could lead to him being banned for both the last 16 second leg and any […]

Dave Kitson: As a Spurs fan I used to try even harder playing against them in the hope they would sign me

By | 12th February 2019

IN 2009, I sat on the bench at White Hart Lane and watched as my Stoke City team-mate Glen Whelan hit a screamer with five minutes to go to beat Spurs 1-0. As a sportsman trained to win I spontaneously leapt to my feet and punched the air, but almost immediately my euphoria gave way […]