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The Guardian

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Not in my name: are we so blinded by tribalism that we can’t see the real issues?

Of course governments do things that football clubs shouldn’t – but that’s precisely why sport matters → Read More

Kulusevski’s late late show steals Tottenham win over Sheffield United

Tottenham earned a miraculous 2-1 home win over Sheffield United with second-half added time goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski → Read More

‘Football is beautiful, but it’s cruel’: the sadness of Paul Pogba’s decline

Whatever happens with his doping case, do not forget just how talented he was before the injuries and tactical struggles → Read More

How would Lionel Messi fare in the Premier League?

In an extract from his weekly newsletter, Jonathan Wilson answers your questions on hypothetical transfers, James Maddison and attack v defence → Read More

Cult of personality rings hollow with top clubs’ urge to crowd out the egos

Football’s paradox: the game is ever more team-oriented on a tactical level while many fans are now obsessed by individuals → Read More

Champions League 2023-24 draw: group stage analysis and predictions

Newcastle can progress from a daunting looking Group F and the other Premier League sides should advance, too → Read More

Darwin at the double and Everton already in trouble – Football Weekly

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Troy Townsend to review all the Premier League action → Read More

Núñez, Liverpool’s king of chaos, proves a fitting master of the mayhem

Some familiar talking points arose from Liverpool’s victory at Newcastle but its match-winner embodied the manic unscripted drama we love → Read More

England’s Under-21 heroes, transfer talk and Sean Dyche’s hat – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen, and Jonathan Wilson assemble for the first pod of pre-season → Read More

Does football need Fifa? Breakaway threat may test Infantino’s grip on global game

Leader of the game’s world governing body would be forced to rethink chasing votes and cash if Uefa and Conmebol unite → Read More

Football clubs were born to represent communities and fans, not owners

As multi-club ownership shows, the game, especially in England, has lost sight of the notion of football as a civic good → Read More

The cockroach cadre: Argentina’s tough, resilient coaches are the toast of football

From Bielsa with Uruguay to Simeone at Atlético, managers from the South American nation are everywhere – except Brazil → Read More

Kylian Mbappé is a victim of the PSG honeypot and his talents are being wasted

Squabbling about which superclub gets to further enrich the Paris superstar is wearisome but he could do so much better → Read More

Mbappé on the move? And an end-of-season mailbag – Football Weekly

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Liew for an end-of-season Q&A → Read More

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola enters his third age as all-time great

With his status confirmed, there’s no reason Spaniard can’t surpass Carlo Ancelotti’s record of Champions League wins → Read More

Guardiola vindicated as Stones thrives in ‘Barnsley Beckenbauer’ role

Some tactical tweaks are not overthinking – they’re just thinking, and the Manchester City manager’s adjustments paid off → Read More

Postecoglou has no time for ‘Spursiness’ – this may be his one Premier League shot

A history of ruthlessness will put the former Celtic manager in good stead as he faces up to player power at Tottenham → Read More

Champions League final tactics: how Inter can trouble Manchester City

It may be a small sample size but statistics from the Premier League season suggest Italian side could have a formation to frustrate City → Read More

Fitting celebrities into systems is the challenge for modern, elite managers

An extract from the 15th anniversary edition of Inverting the Pyramid charts the rise of superclubs and all-powerful players → Read More

Jack Grealish ruling in FA Cup final further proves absurdity of handball

Jack Grealish was penalised for inadvertently touching the ball with his fingers, giving United an undeserved chance to equalise → Read More