Brian Glanville

Higuain Could Save Sarri’s Job | Brian Glanville – Football Article

The arrival of the Argentine forward may save Maurizio Sarri’s job at Chelsea. Brian Glanville: Higuain Could Save Sarri’s Job One swallow may not make a summer, but one star striker can assuredly transform a football team. As we have just dramatically seen in the case of Chelsea. So infuriated was Maurizio Sarri by the dreadful capitulation at Bournemouth that he refused to travel back to London with the team, preferring to be driven back on his own. Yet within…

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Memories of McIlvanney | Brian Glanville – Football Article

After his recent passing, Hugh McIlvanney is the topic of Brian Glanville’s latest piece. Brian Glanville: Memories of McIlvanney Could Hugh McIlvanney, sadly deceased, have saved the Daily Express? It may seem a curious question after the demise of a supremely accomplished sports writer who did so much for the Observer and later for the Sunday Times. It seems largely to be forgotten than he briefly left the Observer for the Daily Express, then a hugely successful newspaper but with a…

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How Long Will Sarri Last At Chelsea? | Brian Glanville – Football Article

Brian Glanville asks how long the Italian manager will stay at Chelsea after their dismal loss to Arsenal. Brian Glanville: How Long Will Sarri Last At Chelsea? Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea‘s voluble new Italian manager, might be reminded of an old English saying, a bad workman blames his tools. After his Chelsea team had gone down unequivocally against Arsenal he slated his players in his own Italian. Wanting he said to send “a very clear message” to his beaten players, he…

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Clubs Need To Respect FA Cup Traditions | Brian Glanville – Football Article

Coaches playing weakened teams in the FA Cup is damaging the competition. Brian Glanville: Clubs Need To Respect FA Cup Traditions Magic of the FA Cup? Let us be rational about it. In the 3rd round ties, club after club put out weakened teams, some making as many as nine changes. Thus creating abundant opportunities for so-called giant killers.  All respect to those teams which took advantage, but the matter should be kept in perspective. All credit to Barnet, a non-League…

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