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Author Archive for Jacob Steinberg

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From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

A special investigation into the racism crisis uncovers anger, despair and a warning that there will be ‘an explosion’ unless the problem is tackled“He was too shocked to talk,” Sotirios Siminas says as he remembers trying to find out why one of his pl…

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Tottenham v Manchester City: Champions League quarter-final, first leg – live!

Live update from the all-English tie kicking off at 8pm BSTYou can email Jacob here or tweet him hereLiverpool v Porto – join Barry Glendenning for the latestLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matches 7.10pm BST It feels like one of those team …

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Chelsea v West Ham: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeSarri unhappy at Premier League’s lack of fixture flexibilityThe Fiver: Barry Glendenning previews the big gameAnd why not email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.06pm BST Chelsea make two changes…

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Everton v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 2.05pm BST kick-offYou can email Jacob here or tweet him hereLive scoreboard: the latest from Sunday’s matchesHow they stand: the latest Premier League table 1.19pm BST Everton are unchanged from last week’s win over West Ham. Ber…

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The Fiver | The most spectacular thing seen in north London since that gilet

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver doesn’t understand all the fuss about Tottenham’s new megabowl. Yes, one of the stands at the stadium that must not be referred to as White Hart Lane 2 is the most spectacular thing to be see…

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Scattergun signings, lazy thinking, now the drop – what next for Fulham? | Jacob Steinberg

Fulham’s season has been a mess from the start – the saddest part for this naive side is that relegation was so avoidableLet’s start with the goalkeepers. Marcus Bettinelli was Fulham’s No 1 during last season’s promotion challenge. He had waited patie…

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Football transfer rumours: Sancho and Tielemans to Manchester United?

Today’s fluff has gone back to five years agoTime for Ole Gunnar Solskjær to go. He’s had long enough to get it right. Three defeats in his last four games simply isn’t good enough for the new Manchester United manager and it can’t be a coincidence tha…

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Arsenal v Newcastle United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm BST kick-off10 talking points from the weekend’s top-flight actionAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.05pm BST 4 min: Maitland-Niles has a saunter down the right. And falls over. Not part of the p…

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The Fiver | Hooray! Hooray for us! What a glorious nation! Huzzah!

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!$exually Repressed Morris Dancing Fiver, our stereotypical English cousin, skipped merrily out of the house earlier today, a Union Jack draped around its waist and a tattoo of Mark Francois on its ches…

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Football transfer rumours: Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona for £100m?

Today’s piffle expects nothing less than pure chaosNow that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has the Manchester United job under lock and key, he can stop pretending that he cares about promoting youth. Give Ole the moolah! The Norwegian’s already drawn up an expen…

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Karren Brady defends West Ham’s stance on Democratic Football Lads Alliance

• Vice-chair highlights club’s record fighting discrimination• She says singling out DFLA gives them ‘oxygen and publicity’Karren Brady has defended West Ham’s work combating racism in the face of calls for the club to issue an unequivocal condemnation…

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Football transfer rumours: Marcus Rashford heading to Barcelona?

Today’s fluff is seventh in lineLet the mind games begin! Barcelona play Manchester United in the Champions League next month and the Spanish champions are already trying to get the psychological upper hand. How else to explain the whispers about Marcu…

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West Ham face calls to condemn Democratic Football Lads Alliance

• Open letter asks club to speak out against the DFLA• Newham and Tower Hamlets mayors among signaturesAn open letter calling on the West Ham board to issue an unequivocal condemnation of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance has received the backing o…

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Declan Rice survives put-downs to reveal rich England promise | Jacob Steinberg

Midfielder came in for harsh criticism by West Ham managers early in his career but 20-year-old’s resilience never waveredTo understand how Declan Rice has turned himself into one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League you have to go b…

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Bayern Munich v Liverpool: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Champions League updates from the second leg (first leg: 0-0)Barcelona v Lyon: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!And you can get in touch with Jacob by email or Twitter 7.21pm GMT “That was very polite, nay euphemistic, of you to say this mid…

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Manchester City v Schalke: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offYou can email Jacob here or tweet him hereLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesHow Schalke’s ‘melting pot’ produces talent conveyor belt 5.51pm GMT Hello. New rule for Uefa to consider: every shot Scha…

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Rennes v Arsenal: Europa League last 16, first leg – live!

Europa League updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Thursday’s matchesAnd you can email Jacob here or tweet him here 4.57pm GMT Rennes: Koubek; Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Bourigeaud, Andre, Grenier, Sarr; Hunou…

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The Fiver | Oh PSG! How on earth have you managed to let it happen again?

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!A lot has been said about the effect Big Cup has had on football down the years, and little of it has been positive, but you won’t catch The Fiver slagging off Uefa’s flagship competition. Not after th…

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Arrizabalaga farce teaches Chelsea and Sarri the value of compromise | Jacob Steinberg

Chelsea’s manager has faced a mutinous goalkeeper, unrest in the stands and a board with a potentially itchy trigger finger. Harmony has been restored but for how long?It can be difficult to maintain perspective when Chelsea enter crisis mode. Just as …

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Leander Dendoncker: ‘There had to be a reason I wasn’t in Wolves’ team’

He had to wait until December for his big chance but there was no banging on the door by the midfielder from PasschendaeleGiven it was hailed as a coup when Wolves signed Leander Dendoncker last summer, it was surprising to see him sitting on the bench…