Liverpool host Arsenal today in a game between two clubs that have not lived up to expectations so far and whose woes can be distilled down to simple, easy-to-understand narratives.
When I went to Chelsea as a kid in 1986 racism was rife.
In his 35-plus years of professional life Derek Llambias has run casinos in London and Las Vegas.
Out of the mouth of babes...
It's not too often that the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award is given to an outsider but last month, Anna Krien's 'Night Games' was the unexpected winner of this prestigious literary prize.
When the time comes for Rangers to cast the net for another manager the search and the eventual negotiation with the chosen man will be an exercise in mutual desperation: a club on its knees doing a deal with a manager out of better options.
It was probably not the best idea to listen to last Friday's Radio 4 documentary on gender reassignment while driving to Scotstoun to interview Richie Vernon.
In this business loosely known as sports writing, one can often be farmed out to cover a variety of pursuits and performances far flung from our alleged area of expertise.
WOULD you become poorer at your work if the boss said he or she was leaving in a few months?
I CAN'T say for sure whether the Rangers board will act this week to resolve the Ally McCoist situation, but knowing Mike Ashley I suspect they probably will.
Amid all the posturing, Rangers and Ally McCoist will simply have to reach an agreement in the old fashioned way over the departing Ibrox manager's "severance".
SINCE his death at the weekend, the tributes paid to Norman Mair have been many, generous and mostly (and rather appropriately) pretty lengthy.
"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change." Charles Darwin
THERE was a time when debate was conducted face to face.
The Champions League returns this week, with two Barclays Premier League clubs at risk of elimination.