Alan Green: Nothing golden about handshakes
Should you shake hands or refuse to?
Should you shake hands or refuse to?
I laughed when I heard that David Beckham wants to captain the Great Britain Olympic team this summer. I thought he wasn’t even certain of a place in the squad yet.
Kenny Dalglish can be sensitive to any question thrown up by the media but he is especially so — unreasonably so in my opinion — when the subject is Andy Carroll.
Wolves’ point at White Hart Lane on Saturday absolves me of any urgent need to eat a portion of humble pie. You see I STILL have doubts about the validity of Tottenham’s title challenge.
Since I didn’t think Vincent Kompany’s challenge on Nani merited a red card, clearly I wouldn’t have supported Glen Johnson being sent off for his tackle on Joleon Lescott.
Despite being willed on, in particular by 5 Live, the 3rd round of the FA Cup was — Swindon’s victory over Wigan reserves aside — largely devoid of romance, drama and upsets.
Martin O’Neill may not know it and he certainly shouldn’t feel any guilt about it, but I think he had a pivotal role in Queens Park Rangers’ decision to sack Neil Warnock.
As far as I’m concerned ‘consistency’ and ‘common sense’ are not mutually exclusive in terms of referees.
SoManchester United lose 6-1 at home to Manchester City having beaten Arsenal 8-2 at the same venueArsenal, then went on to win 5-3 at Chelsea. But none of those daft scorelines matched the one at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve. Isn’t the Premier League absolutely, crazily, unpredictable?
You may be amongst those that think I speak and write absolute drivel. I’ve long accepted that there are a few of you out thereor maybe more than a few!
This happened over 40 years ago: I was barely a teenager.
Clearly, Liverpool feel an acute sense of injustice with regard to what's happened to Luis Suarez and that their star player is being subjected to a witch-hunt.
Any who continue to harbour doubts about the sustainability of Manchester City’s title challenge should push them aside after the team’s performances over the last week, both of which I commentated on.
None of the five remaining English clubs in European competition can feel entirely confident of progress after the draws made in Nyon on Friday.
Liverpool played Manchester United on October 15 during which the alleged racist abuse of Patrice Evra by Luis Suarez took place.
Returning to England after a few weeks absence — largely football-free — I sat down to watch the television coverage of Basel against Manchester United.
Aside from intense disappointment that English representation in the Champions League is now halved — how on earth were Manchester United unable to negotiate a group as easy as that one? — the lingering memory of last week was the welcoming applause of Channel 5 and ITV4. ITV4, I ask you!
It is, of course, excellent news for England that UEFA reduced Wayne Rooney’s suspension following his red card against Montenegro even though it would have been ridiculous had Fabio Capello otherwise seriously considered leaving the player out of the squad for Ukraine.
Unless they are playing against Northern Ireland, I ALWAYS want England to win but there is the odd occasion when I dread the consequences of a victory: such as Saturday night’s, in my view, undeserved scoreline against the World and European Champions Spain.
Just when Newcastle fans thought life was looking increasingly good, owner Mike Ashley goes and spoils things again.
Key moments in life of former president
Striking images from around the globe
Pubs, clubs and parties
Games and video chain backtracks on policy
Comparing Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles
Photographs from Belfast, Northern Ireland
John Afoa has rejected more lucrative offers from France and a crack at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 to reunite his family in Gloucester, according to Nigel Davies.
Phil Jagielka has claimed former boss David Moyes was let down in the summer by the men responsible for bringing new players to Manchester United.
England's clubs will be missing from next season's Heineken Cup after reconfirming they will not participate in any competition run by European Rugby Cup.
Ryan Jones insists his injury-hit Ospreys are capable of upsetting French champions Castres in tonight's Heineken Cup showdown at the Stade Pierre Antoine.