How Manchester City’s dominance has changed the dynamic of the season

With Manchester City running away with the league, the dynamic of the season for the Premier League’s biggest clubs has changed. Rather than focussing their efforts on the hectic upcoming festive schedule, should teams condition themselves to peak in February, ahead of crucial Champions League fixtures? By Jamie Braidwood

Can they do it on a cold Tuesday night? The misconceptions behind Stoke’s home form

It’s one of the most tired and overused cliches in British football, writes Jamie Braidwood. The concept is designed to separate the strong from the weak. The title challengers from the bottlers. The hardened pros from the overhyped wannabees. Even Lionel Messi is not immune. Sure, he’s won eight La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues[…]

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Pulis sacked, Liverpool shocked in Seville, Celtic thrashed in Paris: The Football Round Up

Missed last week’s Football Round Up show on Radio ENRG? Catch up now and listen as the boys discuss a full week of Champions League fixtures, as Liverpool were held in an enthralling night in Seville and Celtic were taught a lesson by Paris Saint-Germain. Plus, there’s a preview of the Scottish League Cup final and a discussion on Tony Pulis, as he became the fifth Premier League manager to lose his job this season. 

The night Ronaldo faced Ibrahimovic for a place at the World Cup

Apart from a magical Christian Eriksen hat-trick and the emotional end of Gianluigi stellar Italy career, this year’s World Cup playoffs were fairly uneventful. But anything would compared to what happened four years ago, as Cristiano Ronaldo faced Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a place in Brazil. By Jamie Braidwood

Fear, anxiety and not a lot of wins: Life inside the Premier League’s mid-table

Life for a lot of Premier League teams isn’t a lot of fun at the moment. While the Big Six bask in their own superiority, the rest of the league, apart from a couple of exceptions, are fighting for scraps. Wins are scarce, the threat of the drop is real and the sack is only ever five games away. By Jamie Braidwood

Lennon and Stevenson preview St Johnstone clash as Hibs look for fifth win in a row: Video

Hibs return to Scottish Premiership action this weekend as they host St Johnstone. The Easter Road side have won their last four matches and will be looking to extend it to a fifth on Saturday. Featuring interviews from manager Neil Lennon and full-back Lewis Stevenson, The FRU’s David Ronney previews the upcoming fixture.