John McDougall

As of 19 December 2013 02:05 GMT
Favourite Club : Manchester United
About the Author : Cheshire lad and History Graduate educated in football from the age of seven at Old Trafford. I am in love with football and aspire to be journalist one day covering the best sport in the world!

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Brendan Rodgers is picking up the tab for Kenny Dalglish’s spend

04 Sep 2012
by John McDougall
John W. Henry’s statement to Liverpool fans is a glaring admission of financial wrongdoing in the transfer market by a previous manager [More]

The real North-West power shift is in Liverpool, not Manchester

23 Aug 2012
by John McDougall
With both Manchester clubs fighting for the title, attention has been deflected from a more realistic power shift on Merseyside [More]

Jack Rodwell is exactly the sort of signing Manchester City need

15 Aug 2012
by John McDougall
People have criticised Manchester City’s first summer acquisition, but Jack Rodwell is exactly the player required for the long-term [More]

Do Manchester United really need Robin Van Persie?

25 Jul 2012
by John McDougall
The Arsenal striker would be a welcome addition to the Old Trafford squad but a central midfielder and a left back are the more priority signings [More]

Ledley King: a brilliant but unfulfilled player

22 Jul 2012
by John McDougall
The Spurs captain could have been one of the finest centre-halves in the world were it not for injuries [More]

David Beckham had no divine right to play at the Olympics

05 Jul 2012
by John McDougall
Coach Stuart Pearce has been widely yet unfairly criticised for leaving David Beckham out of Team GB Olympic football team [More]

If Robin Van Persie stays, expect Arsenal to be back next season

02 Jul 2012
by John McDougall
The future is bright for Arsenal if Robin Van Persie puts pen to paper on a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and commits to a new deal [More]

Defeat against Italy shows England are still way behind the best

25 Jun 2012
by John McDougall
England fall at the quarter-final stage of a tournament once again, but this time, getting there in the first place has been an overachievement [More]

How big a blow is the loss of Frank Lampard to England?

01 Jun 2012
by John McDougall
Frank Lampard has pulled out of the England squad, to be replaced by Jordan Henderson, but does it actually matter? [More]

Crewe Alexandra: The real academy of English football

28 May 2012
by John McDougall
As the Railwaymen prepare for the League Two play-off final, I take a look back at all the household names whose careers began at Gresty Road… [More]

Who should be in England’s 23 man Euro 2012 squad?

13 May 2012
by John McDougall
Roy Hodgson will announce the 23 men he will take to Ukraine and Poland this summer on 16 May at 1pm. Here’s mine... [More]

Manchester City bought the Premier League title, but who hasn’t?

10 May 2012
by John McDougall
Those undermining City’s achievement of all but winning the Premier League title because of money are suffering from short memories… [More]

How Real Madrid won La Liga, and how Barca lost it

04 May 2012
by John McDougall
The La Liga trophy is heading from the Catalan capital to the Spanish capital for the first time in four years, but how? [More]

Manchester United relinquish Premier League title with a whimper

02 May 2012
by John McDougall
It what was billed as an absolute classic, a tense Manchester derby had one team who wanted to win it and another who didn’t want to lose it [More]

Is this the most chaotic pre-tournament England have ever had?

27 Apr 2012
by John McDougall
We are less than two months away from Euro 2012 and, as ever, the build-up to a major tournament for England is far from straightforward… [More]

If Arsenal finish third, then how bad is the Premier League?

21 Apr 2012
by John McDougall
The Premier League is unquestionably the most entertaining league in the world, but has deteriorated in quality over the past few seasons... [More]

Will Mancini be sacked if Manchester City don’t win the League?

15 Apr 2012
by John McDougall
Manchester City now have the Premier League title race out of their own hands, so will Sheikh Mansour suddenly morph into Roman Abramovich? [More]

Dalglish must improve Liverpool's league position next season

30 Mar 2012
by John McDougall
King Kenny being sacked by the Anfield hierarchy is utter nonsense - for now - but the Scot must improve Liverpool’s league prospects next season [More]

Aston Villa walking on a precarious Premier League tightrope

29 Mar 2012
by John McDougall
The Pride of the Midlands will not get relegated this season, but only because there are worse teams than them in the Premier League… [More]