Author Archives: Nick Ames

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Unai Emery’s Arsenal still searching for its soul amid the tinkering | Nick Ames

By | 31st August 2019

His passion is in no doubt, but what the Spanish manager wants on the pitch is often still opaque. A vibrant display against Spurs might make things a bit clearerUnai Emery’s touchline exhortations can make an exhausting watch and the person behind Ars…

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Champions League group-by-group guide: predictions and star players

By | 29th August 2019

The English teams have received favourable draws but there is still plenty of intrigue in this season’s competitionFour years ago, two better iterations of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain slugged it out at this stage. The La Liga side topped the gr…

Fernando Llorente warns Tottenham to raise game for Ajax after first home loss

By | 28th April 2019

• Striker says team were not ‘mentally’ ready for West Ham game• Repeat performance risked Champions League semi-final defeatIt took most of Tottenham’s players over an hour to leave the dressing room after falling to West Ham but, when he finally emer…

FA Cup buildup, transfer news and more: weekend football countdown – live!

By | 25th January 2019

News and buildup to Arsenal v Manchester United and moreMiddlesbrough v Newport: two managers from the same districtFeel free to email Nick your thoughts or via Twitter @NickAmes82 2.14pm GMT Crystal Palace must be strong favourites for Sunday given sp…

Mauricio Pochettino says there is no need to change Spurs’ philosophy

By | 19th January 2019

The absence of Kane and Son will not lead to panic. Instead a manager who believes in giving his players time to develop will allow youngsters their chance to shineDuring the days when Mauricio Pochettino was still feeling his way into the English lang…

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth: Premier League – as it happened

By | 13th January 2019

Second-half goals from Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw Everton recover from a slow start to overcome the Cherries 4.35pm GMT That’ll do from me – here’s the match report to enjoy before you skitter off to watch Spurs-United. Thanks for your co…

Newport County v Leicester: FA Cup third round – live!

By | 6th January 2019

Minute-by-minute updates from the game at Rodney ParadeBarnet shock Sheffield United | Man City score seven past RotherhamEmail nick.ames@theguardian.com | Tweet @NickAmes82 4.40pm GMT 9 min: But they allow Ghezzal to carry the ball inside here and lif…