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Goal machine Wayne Rooney overtakes George Best. But United lose their...

BY JOHN GUBBA Leading 4-2 against Everton, Manchester United took their eye off the ball and let the Merseysiders off the hook to steal a...

Gary Speed’s final public appearance on BBC Football Focus

Gary Speed R.I.P: 8 September 1969 – 27 November 2011 https://youtu.be/xut0AYTTKxs BY JOHN GUBBA To hear that Gary Speed is dead at 42 and may have committed suicide...

Fitting that FA Cup celebrated anniversary by returning to Maidenhead roots

BY JOHN GUBBA On the weekend English football celebrates the 140th anniversary of the world's greatest domestic competition it is fitting that this season's first...

Reaction to Billy Sharp’s ‘goals from heaven’ for baby son Luey...

BY JOHN GUBBA It is not often these days that football fans applaud goals scored against their own team - but last week's strikes by...

Rising star Nani deserves to be shortlisted for FIFA’s top award

BY JOHN GUBBA Lionel Messi may be the favourite to win the 2011 Ballon D'Or and claim the title of the best player in the...

Gary Neville hits England where it hurts and admits Fabio Capello’s...

BY JOHN GUBBA Since ending has career as the best right back of his generation, Gary Neville has established himself as football's undisputed No.1 pundit. There...

CLASSIC GOALS: MATT LE TISSIER – THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0XYd5oH7E BY JOHN GUBBA Matt Le Tissier was a footballing genius and, in my opinion, it is criminal that his loyalty to Southampton probably cost him...

Real World Cup scandal is why on earth did FIFA choose...

BY JOHN GUBBA Whatever the fall out over the FIFA corruption claims do not be fooled into thinking England has any right to stage the...

ROONEY’S RANT HAD TO BE PUNISHED – BUT MEDIA MUST SHARE...

BY JOHN GUBBA WITHOUT doubt Wayne Rooney's rant into the TV cameras after scoring his match-winning hat-trick at Upton Park was a big mistake. And...

Football rant: Ian Holloway speaks more sense than FIFA president Blatter

BY JOHN GUBBA Ian Holloway's football rants are always entertaining. And this latest blast over FIFA's reluctance to use TV technology is spot on. Holloway to...

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