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  1. Manchester derby could be a tale of two keepers

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is confident De Gea will handle the occasion, despite conceding six goals in the last league meeting between the sides in October. He said the youngster was used to derby games, having played ... and Van der Sar will watch the game with friends at his home, 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam. He's hoping the derby won't be decided by a goalkeeping error, especially by his successor. ...

  2. The Damned Utd

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... character study into such enjoyable but unexceptional fare? In the early 1970s, Brian Clough, the manager of English football club Derby County, took the job of managing arch rivals Leeds United. ... In tandem with Peter Taylor, he had dragged Derby from Second Division obscurity to the English First Division championship, dethroning Leeds. In the process, he formed a bitter rivalry with Don ...

  3. You Bet

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Another week, and another big derby in the English Premier League as Arsenal host Tottenham in the showdown of the north London giants. Derbies don't come much ... was Redknapp's first game in charge, just four days after his appointment. Another indicator of progress is that Tottenham go into this derby in fourth place in the Premier League table, level on points ...

  4. You Bet

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... and Manchester City. The best value is Blackburn at Bolton in a derby which has not produced a home league win for almost eight years. Bolton have won four in a row at home in the league but, while ... four, losing only three out of 16 and winning half of those matches. In a derby that is likely to be closely fought as usual, Blackburn have the edge on the handicap. The most interesting home ...

  5. You Bet

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Three of the English Premier League top five are in action tonight, but the really mouthwatering games are saved until tomorrow with three cracking derbies and Tottenham ... on the handicap. The most interesting of the derbies is Liverpool vs Everton, which marks Kenny Dalglish's first match in charge of the Reds on Merseyside since the incredible 4-4 draw against Everton ...

  6. Liverpool and Chelsea should shade cup clashes

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under Moyes, the Toffees have managed just three draws (with 12 defeats) when Liverpool have scored. With a clean sheet, however, Everton's record for Moyes in Merseyside derbies is three ... it difficult to beat Liverpool without a clean sheet. The Moyes game plan is obvious from the stats: a tight, low-scoring contest is what he needs. Thirteen of the 22 derbies since he took charge have ...

  7. You Bet

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... at home to City in the Manchester derby. By tomorrow night, any one of the four teams could be top of the league. City might have preferred a more low-profile fixture after grabbing most ... months ago- and that factor may make reference to previous Manchester derbies somewhat redundant. For what it's worth, however, City have been narrowing the gap in recent seasons, ...

  8. Redknapp must be blamed for Spurs' slump

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... north London derby defeat since 1978. Today, their arch enemies are five points above them and on course for third spot. Just as alarming as Spurs' decline has been Redknapp's fall ...

  9. Red Devils in driving seat and will be hard to shift

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chelsea on Wednesday, Mancini's men could conceivably fall further off the pace. The Manchester derby on April 30- the third-last game of the season- is being billed as the title decider ...

  10. Leaner and meaner Magpies have reason to sing

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a victory. They were also thumped 5-0 by Tottenham and 5-2 by Fulham. But last weekend's battling draw against in-form Sunderland in the northeast derby is a sign the Magpies have rediscovered ...




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