Sam Akpan

Is Frank Lampard’s time up at Chelsea?

Six months ago, Chelsea arrived in Munich for the second-leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against an unstoppable side in Bayern, who would eviscerate the Blues 4-1 on the day and go on to lift Europe’s top prize in Lisbon shortly after. For Lampard and Chelsea, there were few...
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Posted Jan. 15, 2021

Judge Jose Mourinho’s tactics on substance, not style

There is an aura that surrounds the self-proclaimed Special One in the English game. A polarizing figure, José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix is a magnet for attention from both his admirers and critics. There is little dispute to be had about his resume, Mourinho’s trophy cabinet speaks for itself,...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2021

Coventry United fall to second-half comeback against Durham

There is a cliché commonly used in football, the idea that the beautiful game is ‘one of two halves’. Yesterday, at Butts Park Arena, the truism played out as Coventry United lost to Durham 4-3, conceding three second-half goals without reply. Despite the result, there are many positives that can...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2020

Preview: Coventry United versus Durham FC

The second tier of English women’s football has reached the point of the season where ambitions and direction start to materialise. For an undefeated Durham side coming to Butts Park Arena, that ambition means challenging league-leaders Leicester City for the singular promotion spot to the Women’s Super League. For United,...
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Posted Dec. 12, 2020