By Darren Casserly There’s a saying in football “never go back” and for the most part it’s true. Whether it’s Mourinho at Chelsea or Keegan at Newcastle, the second stint for the most part has only served to sour the legacy. However, saying this, never has a manager returned to the same club after only a few months and after winning five trophies, including three … [Read more...] about Zidane returns to Real Madrid: stroke of genius or legacy destroyer?
By Paul O’Malley The Champions League is back, and SIN have taken a look at all the fixtures and given our verdict on what might happen in the round of 16. Schalke v Manchester City Schalke have been unimpressive in the Bundesliga this season and are currently sitting in 12th place. They made it through a relatively easy group along with Porto, overcoming … [Read more...] about Champions League round of 16 preview
By Daniel Brennan Following the long overdue sacking of the perpetual source of footballing misery called Jose Mourinho, Manchester United shocked the entire footballing world with the appointment of former United player and club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season. After underwhelming stints at Norwegian … [Read more...] about There’s Ole one man for the Manchester United job, and it’s Solskjaer
With Manchester United’s underwhelming exit from the Champions League after their 2-1 aggregate loss to Sevilla in the last 16, the club and the fans have been re-evaluating the kind of expectations they hold for the team. In the intervening period manager Jose Mourinho has been seen making some bizarre outbursts in his press conferences, while many supporters are wondering if … [Read more...] about Mourinho says he won’t quit – but maybe he won’t get the chance to
Thomas Muller latching onto Arjen Robben’s through ball provides a hard low ball across the box that is met by an incoming Robert Lewandowski, who subtly finishes the ball into the back of the net. That is the final goal, as German champions Bayern Munich ruthlessly finish off Turkish side Besiktas in a 5-0 rout in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Out of … [Read more...] about Does the Champions league have a competitive balance issue, and is it only going to get worse?