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Guardian - Thu Jun 21 7:32 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is playing it by the book Unlike Jürgen Klopp, the Mill could not write a book about defending. But we could jot down the first line, which would read: Get good defenders. Slowly but surely Klopp is starting to implement that advice, which is why he has made a high-class cen...
Guardian - Tue Jun 19 5:53 PM
Ageing broadcasters | New presenter for Question Time | More Morris Minor tales | Jesus leads the line What is it with these broadcasters that they have to keep working well into their 70s and beyond ( David Dimbleby leaves Question Time but doesn’t give up broadcasting, 18 June ). Jenni Murray,...
Guardian - Tue Jun 19 5:08 PM
Midfielder is unlikely to get much credit for England’s victory but he keeps the side moving There was a moment of double-take midway through the second half at the Volgograd Arena on Monday, as England’s players fretted and fumbled, falling into the old stodgy patterns, that feeling of playing f...
Guardian - Sun Jun 17 5:55 PM
Upskirting | Sir Matt Busby | Sign language | Vegetarianism | Thameslink | Clive James Once the law is eventually passed to class upskirting as the criminal offence it clearly is ( Upskirting bill is blocked by single Tory objection , 16 June), can the powers that be take this opportunity to give...
Guardian - Sat Jun 16 10:30 PM
• England players know lineup that will face Tunisia • Harry Maguire, Ashley Young and Jordan Henderson to start Gareth Southgate has moved to ease any anxiety within his England squad by making the unusual decision to reveal his selection to the players well in advance of Monday’s opening group...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 8:30 PM
Salah’s stunning form for Liverpool, key role in Egypt’s qualification for the World Cup and charitable, humble nature have turned the boy from Nagrig into an icon for a nation Mamdouh Abbas wants to set the record straight. A wealthy businessman who has built a vast real estate and petroleum emp...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 6:06 PM
Arthur C Clarke | Vegan tropes | Hadrian’s Wall | Honoured Liverpool FC players | Morris Minors As with so many things, Arthur C Clarke foresaw the contamination of other worlds ( Letters , 14 June) in his short story Before Eden, published in Amazing (June 1961), which relates the arrival and de...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 1:56 PM
The presence of some of the world’s best coaches in the Premier League can only help the national side in Russia July 4 1990 was the first time football broke my heart. I was six years old and spent three magical and exciting weeks watching England progress through the World Cup in Italy enthrall...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 9:07 AM
• Champions travel to Emirates for Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut • Manchester United host Leicester; Spurs away at Newcastle Manchester City will start their Premier League title defence at Arsenal. The 2018-19 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, handed Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking team an E...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 8:48 AM
Today’s fluff is feeling slightly overshadowed Once, after his spectacles were knocked off and broken during boisterous goalscoring celebrations by Liverpool at Norwich, Jürgen Klopp was moved to note: “I have a second pair but I couldn’t find them. It’s hard to find glasses without glasses.” The...
Guardian - Tue Jun 12 11:01 PM
• France winger had been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal • Antoine Griezmann says he will confirm future soon Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign the winger Thomas Lemar for €60m (£52.7m) on the same day Antoine Griezmann refused to commit his future to the Spanish clu...
Guardian - Tue Jun 12 6:09 PM
Internet addiction | Declaring social media | ‘Sir’ Roger Hunt | Female Morris Minor owners | Singapore summit Suzanne Moore ( Internet addiction is a political as well as a personal problem, G2 , 12 June) does not follow up the logic of her own insightful thinking. A few very clever people have...
Guardian - Tue Jun 12 8:41 AM
Today’s fluff has got to praise you like it should Several Premier League clubs are circling like vultures over central Portugal, ready to feast upon the carcass of Sporting. The Iberian giants have been thrown into chaos as half their team attempt to terminate their contracts having being attack...
Guardian - Sat Jun 9 8:38 PM
• There were doubts over Fekir’s fitness following knee injury • Lyon say the midfielder will stay for another season Lyon have called off negotiations for the sale of forward Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, the French club announced on Saturday. The France international was expected to join Jurgen Klo...
Guardian - Sat Jun 9 6:00 PM
The former Liverpool and Barcelona midfielder knows the forward stars draw the eye but feels defensive stability is what will make Jorge Sampaoli’s side competitive in Russia Four years ago, Argentina managed to play seven games at a World Cup for the first time since Italia 90, but lost the fina...
Guardian - Fri Jun 8 10:35 PM
• Liverpool great wins recognition for football and charity work • Scot joins elite group after support for Hillsborough victims The “King” is to become a knight. The Liverpool and Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours in recognition of his ser...
Guardian - Fri Jun 8 10:30 PM
• France international’s move on hold over fitness fears • Liverpool had hoped to announce signing on Friday Nabil Fekir’s proposed £53m move to Liverpool has been put on hold due to concerns over the France international’s fitness. Liverpool had hoped to announce the 24-year-old’s signing on Fri...
Guardian - Fri Jun 8 10:00 AM
Gareth Southgate will be delighted at the performances of his younger players, with Marcus Rashford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trent Alexander-Arnold all catching the eye Gareth Southgate had admitted on the eve of the Costa Rica game that he expects to have to choose between his most experienced de...
Guardian - Thu Jun 7 9:38 PM
• Deal to go through on Friday after Liverpool meet valuation • France international follows Fabinho and Naby Keita to Anfield Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir on Friday after meeting Lyon’s €60m (£53m) valuation of the France international. Fekir is on the verge of becomi...
Guardian - Thu Jun 7 8:34 AM
Today’s fluff is just about here Is £80m a lot of money? Obviously, in the real world, it is. But is it really in the context of football? Around a third of the world transfer record? Is that a lot? In some contexts a tenner is a huge amount, so what’s £80m to football? The Mill brings this up be...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 10:30 PM
• Southgate only wants to play one defensive midfielder • Manager to look at options against Costa Rica at Elland Road Gareth Southgate intends to maintain England’s bold attacking approach at the World Cup and has warned his defensive midfielders Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier that only one of t...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 5:14 PM
• Shaqiri has release clause in his Stoke contract • Other Premier League clubs also keen on winger Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri following Stoke City’s relegation. The Switzerland international has a release clause in his contract – understood...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 3:08 PM
The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profit Financial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2016-17. All details from the most recently p...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 8:54 AM
Today’s fluff has been bitten by something The Mill loves the World Cup. The history, the colour, the stories, the triumphs, the disasters … they’re all very well. But the best thing about the World Cup, of course, is that it’s Football’s Biggest Shop Window, a giant six-week Selfridges display c...
Guardian - Tue Jun 5 6:27 PM
• Spain defender insists he was not to blame for injuries • ‘I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified’ Sergio Ramos has dismissed suggestions that he was to blame for the challenge that hurt Egypt star Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. Salah left the field in tears after...
Guardian - Tue Jun 5 2:33 PM
• Uefa action follows violence at semi-final against Liverpool • Buffon suspended for three games over Oliver protest Roma have been fined and banned from selling tickets to their own fans for their next away game in Uefa competition following crowd disturbances in their semi-final with Liverpool...
Guardian - Mon Jun 4 8:40 PM
• Massachusetts General ‘carefully reviewed the game film’ • Liverpool fined €29, 000 for three instances of crowd disorder Loris Karius’s calamitous performance in the Champions League final could have been a result of concussion he sustained against Real Madrid, a doctor who assessed the Liverp...
Guardian - Mon Jun 4 9:52 AM
• Roberto Martínez names Laurent Ciman as back-up to defender • Adnan Januzaj included but Christian Benteke misses out Vincent Kompany has been included in Belgium’s 23-man World Cup squad despite picking up a groin injury during a friendly on Saturday. The veteran defender walked off the field...
Guardian - Sun Jun 3 5:43 PM
• PSG forward comes on as a substitute in 2-0 win at Anfield • Roberto Firmino also scores as Brazil tune up for World Cup Neymar marked his return from a knee injury in spectacular fashion as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a friendly at Anfield. The Paris Saint-Germain forward produced a stunning in...
Guardian - Sat Jun 2 10:00 AM
The England forward grew up in London, made his name in Liverpool and now faces another big test at the World Cup Raheem Sterling once claimed his face was responsible for the criticism he has learned to dismiss during his years at Manchester City, Liverpool and England. “You know, when you see s...