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Niasse suspension for deception highlights confusion over new rule

The biggest can of worms in England has now been opened in the Premier League following the FA's decision to charge Everton striker Oumar Niasse under its new laws punishing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/23 23:03:39

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to action proves his powers of distraction

If there is one thing that is true of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it's that people will talk about him. And they will probably be doing so because he has just been ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 22:53:40

Arsenal show North London supremacy is still at stake after beating Spurs

Predictions of a power shift in North London are still a bit premature after the latest derby on Saturday. Results over the past few seasons have provided signs of a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 23:13:40

Burnley form could bring European soccer back to Turf Moor

Arsenal's 2-0 triumph over Spurs was the only game in which an English Premier League team in the hunt for European soccer next season dropped points. Manchester City kept up ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 22:46:20

In-demand bosses at career crossroads after WC failure

The failed World Cup qualifying campaigns of Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland present a crossroads for all three national soccer associations and their ­respective managers. What happens ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 22:53:40

Lampard offers up interesting take on why England fail

Following on from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, a number of high-profile musicians and a slew of current and former soccer players, former England international Frank Lampard is the guest ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 23:13:39

Record-setting non-league goalkeeper offers window into grass-roots game

The border of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk isn't really renowned as a soccer hotbed and The Recreation Ground in Thetford has remained largely unnoticed in the 112 years ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 22:33:40

Kline proves that soccer is still struggling with crunching the numbers

Several interesting stories came out of West London this week and for once it wasn't Chelsea at the forefront, although concerns over Antonio Conte's future, his dropping of David Luiz ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 23:28:40

Wade’s ‘leadership’ not likely to help the Cavs

Some people blame the Cleveland Cavaliers' poor start this season on the departure of Kyrie Irving, others on the Cavaliers' tendency to coast through the regular season, waiting until the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 22:43:40

West Ham United opt to gamble on Moyes’ reputation in face of recent history

"Your job now is to stand by our new manager." These were among the parting words of Sir Alex Ferguson as he bade farewell to the last Old Trafford crowd ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 23:23:39

Southgate mustn’t discourage English youth from playing overseas

England manager Gareth Southgate made a telling comment last week when talking about young English players going abroad for first-team soccer, in this case Germany: "You want our best learning ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 22:33:39

Outstanding Fellaini deserves to be recognized for standout season

Mistaken identity for most footballers means being booked when your ­teammate is the guilty party, but not ­Maroune Fellaini. Usually the big bouffanted Belgian behemoth can't be ­confused with anyone ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 22:48:39

Firing the manager guarantees no success

"Win or go home" is a popular expression once the postseason begins in any major American sport. No one knows this better than John Farrell, Dusty Baker and Joe Girardi ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/1 23:28:39

Game management or lack of it dominating the soccer conversation at every level

Much like the oft (and rightly) maligned concept of net spend, game management was not a term that the soccer watching public used to be aware of. Now, though, you ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/31 23:18:40

Everton woes continue with loss to Leicester

On October 22 Arsenal played Everton and won a crushing 5-2 victory. Since then, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger oversaw his 800th game for the club on Saturday while Everton fired ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 23:13:40

Arsenal fans should feel lucky to still walk in Wenger wonderland

In another predictably topsy-turvy week in the English Premier League only one thing was noticeable by its absence: the calls for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal. The man once dubbed ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 23:18:40

Young Lions show great potential but need club support to fulfill it

To say that the English FA has not had the greatest time of it recently is putting it mildly. Following on from sacking men's national team manager Sam Allardyce after ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 22:58:40

Managerial shortlists show shortcomings of short-term thinking in EPL

Ronald Koeman became the latest English Premier League (EPL) manager to have become familiar with the concept of being let go, with the Everton man joining Crystal Palace boss Ronald ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 22:53:39