Articles by Mark Gordon



Time To End The League Cup?

This midweek saw another round of Carabao Cup action. The debate over the value of the erstwhile League Cup has again somewhat overshadowed the action.   Manchester ‘united’   It’s not often Pep Guardiola and…


5-Star City set Their Season Alight

Manchester City went nap at the weekend to pull level with their neighbours at the top of the English Premier League. It was a high scoring, myth busting performance by Pep Guardiola’s men. It may…



McInnes Bucks the Trend

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes opted to stay at the club last week. The move came as a surprise given reports were suggesting the Scot was all set to move to Sunderland. Despite an official approach…


The People versus Sergio Ramos

There are certain elements that are present in every good story. The most familiar being good versus evil. Good guys against the bad guys. In Hollywood the good guys usually win. In the Champions League…


Totti, The King of Rome

An icon of the Italian game bowed out at the weekend. With him went a type of player we may never see again. Francesco Totti paid an emotional farewell to his adoring fellow Romans on…


Goodbye Zabaleta.

Pablo Zabaleta will end a nine year association with Manchester City as the season ends this week. The Argentine international has become something of a fan favourite at the Etihad. The defenders departure will be…


Mario and Gazza. Same but Different.

Last week laughter greeted Brendan Rodgers tongue-in-cheek claim that Mario Balotelli is the best player he has ever coached. The fact Mario is treated as something of a joke figure in the UK made me…