Richard Jolly also writes for the National, the Guardian, the Observer, the Straits Times, the Independent, Sporting Life, Football 365 and the Blizzard. He has written for the FourFourTwo website since 2018 and for the magazine in the 1990s and the 2020s, but not in between. He has covered 1500+ games and remembers a disturbing number of the 0-0 draws.
Manchester United have overlooked Mauricio Pochettino once more – but Bruno Fernandes is to blame for a 'Sliding Doors' moment when Poch could've taken charge…
The Brazilian striker has provided goals in big moments on countless occasions, but remains a bit-part player for Pep Guardiola's side
Neil Warnock has retired – and in his incredible longevity, he became one of the greats of English football
ANALYSIS While Liverpool's goal gluts come from a small coterie of lethal attackers, Manchester City share their threat across the pitch
Dele Alli arrived at Everton full of hope of kickstarting a flailing career – but if anything, he's further away from that now
Liverpool have gone from having three forwards to choose from to five – and Jurgen Klopp has come up with creative combinations to defeat opposition
The Belgian travels to Old Trafford with Leicester City on Saturday evening, in what may prove an audition ahead of a summer move to Manchester United
Brighton boss Potter has received high praise for his team's attractive style of play but results have been underwhelming
The England manager has had success with a conservative blueprint, but fans are calling for more adventure
WHERE NEXT? Pogba's undoubted quality hasn't been utilised right during a lacklustre five years at Manchester United – he needs a team built around his attributes
Stones, Maguire, Mings and Coady have served the England manager well, but are they holding players with greater potential back?
Aston Villa spent big last summer but their three most expensive signings are arguably no longer starters under new boss Steven Gerrard
Marcus Rashford is in the spotlight once more – this time for a heated reaction towards a fan – but why should any footballer have to put up with the abuse culture we've created around them?
Chelsea have endured £80m losses a season under Roman Abramovich, with the billionaire bailing them out: so how is that going to change going forward?
Manchester United may struggle to qualify for next season's Champions League, while Ronaldo's star is slowly fading – despite his match-winning display against Spurs
WHAT IF? Manchester United host Tottenham on Saturday, and the manager who was strongly linked with the Old Trafford job before Tottenham appointed him instead
West Ham have been punching well above their average under David Moyes, and this team feels better equipped to go all the way than previous Premier League exports
Fitness and form issues, coupled with United's malaise, have contributed to a player in dire need of a fresh start
With the Manchester derby this Sunday, Pep Guardiola will look to field his strongest XI – but does record signing Grealish have a place in that?
Perhaps no Premier League club will ever replicate the extreme style of pressing seen at Bielsa's Leeds United
COMMENT FIFA has been complicit in giving Russia a good reputation in the world – now it must side with Ukraine in its time of need
Chelsea face Mo Salah in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, yet the Egyptian could have been lining-up in Blue alongside Kevin De Bruyne had things worked out differently
Manchester United's talisman has been on fire lately, after struggling to find form earlier in the season
ANALYSIS Chelsea are way off the pace in the Premier League this season, but have become masters of tense European cup ties
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