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  • Mishits
  • Tardy Luke Shaw suffers X-Factor elimination
  • Nov 10, 2014: Manchester United's Luke Shaw decided to celebrate his man-of-the-match performance against Crystal Palace by watching The X Factor live in London. I did not go well.

  • Europa League
  • Why isn't Adebayor playing for Spurs away in Europe?
  • Nov 6, 2014: In two seasons, Emmanuel Adebayor has not played a minute of European football on the road with Tottenham Hotspur. He has travelled with the side just once in that time, all of which begs the question: why?

  • Premier League betting
  • Palace to add to United's woes at 8/1
  • Nov 6, 2014: It's been a full month since Manchester United last won a match, when they beat Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford. Since then, draws with West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea have been followed by defeat to neighbours Manchester City

  • Football
  • Rodgers' line-up questioned by ... a one-year-old
  • Nov 5, 2014: Brendan Rodgers raised a few eyebrows with his team selection for Liverpool's crunch Champions League clash with Real Madrid - including Dejan Lovren's one-year-old daughter

  • Premier League
  • How spirited United 'won' Manchester derby
  • Nov 3, 2014: The scoresheet might have told a different story, but Manchester United were the real winners at the Etihad on Sunday, writes Simon Barnes

  • Champions League betting
  • Aguero 6/1 for early fireworks against CSKA
  • Nov 3, 2014: Manchester City desperately need a repeat of their 2013 performance at home against CSKA Moscow if they are to revive their Champions League prospects, and in form Sergio Aguero will be central to their game plan

  • Ask Steven
  • Sakho's six
  • Oct 30, 2014: Diafra Sakho has scored in his first six Premier League matches for West Ham - is this a record?

  • Premier League betting
  • United 7/1 to get another 1-1 draw at City
  • Oct 29, 2014: If you fancy Manchester United to pick up another 1-1 draw when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, you can get odds of 7/1 with Bet365

  • Simon Barnes
  • How taking one for the team drowns out drama
  • Oct 28, 2014: Simon Barnes asks what kind of football spectators really want as Chelsea and the richer clubs lead the way in drowning football's drama and beauty in cynicism

  • Premier League
  • 'Why can't Southampton continue stunning start?'
  • Oct 28, 2014: Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand tell ESPN that there is no reason why Southampton can't keep fighting it out at the top end of the Premier League after their flying start to the season

  • Mishits
  • Terry decries 'double-headlock' tactic
  • Oct 27, 2014: The issue of grappling at set-pieces took centre stage as Manchester United snaffled a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday

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