Tottenham’s 1-1 draw away to Real Madrid is another sign that English clubs are doing much better in the Champions League. It’s been a struggle over the past few years but now, under new and better managers, Premier League teams are starting to deliver in Europe again. By Jamie Braidwood
The next Scotland manager, whoever that may be, will have a tall task on his hands. The need to reinvigorate the game and get fans believing again is the first step of many. We’ve been in this position before, it is now crucial we don’t find ourselves in it again come Euro 2020. By Grant Barnes
This season’s Super Sunday matches have failed to live up to their own name. Once reserved for the biggest and most anticipated fixtures of the weekend, so far this season’s games have boring and goals have been scarce. By Gregor Kerr
In the first of a series of interviews with sports journalists, reporters and writers, ENRG Sport talks to Jack Pitt-Brooke, football journalist for the Independent, about what it is like to work in sports media.
It’s hard to remember a week of international football like this one. One full of so many shocks and stories and of twists and turns. International football gets a bad reputation, but where does it actually come from? Maybe we should make more of an effort to try. There was drama everywhere this week, it’s just a shame it was seen by so few. By Jamie Braidwood
It’s a 45 minutes that Scotland fans will be wanting to forget very quickly. Even by 7pm on Sunday evening, fans were trying their best to put the result and the reality of the situation to the back of their minds. But the pain of another failure will never disappear. By Jamie Braidwood
After a run of disappointing results, poor defending and frustrating performances, Jurgen Klopp is starting to feel at little bit of pressure. His reluctance to pursue a centre back other than Virgil van Djik has cost him, so what can he do now to fix Liverpool’s defensive problems? By Kris Gourlay
As Scotland’s final two qualifying matches fast approach, Gordon Strachan’s men face a make or break scenario if they are to make the play-off round for the World Cup. Anything less than two victories against Slovakia and Slovenia will mean the Tartan Army will miss out on yet another tournament. Can they do it? By David Ronney
Two years ago Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool. It came less than 18 months after he had led the Reds to an improbable title challenge but at the time, Rodgers’ stock couldn’t have been lower. It seemed unlikely that he would ever get the chance to manage at the top level again. But that all changed once he joined Celtic. By Jamie Braidwood.
Kevin De Bruyne’s 67th winner away to the Premier League champions earned Manchester City all three points in the biggest Premier League match of the season so far. It was a victory City completely deserved, and one that will send a huge statement to the rest of the league. By Jamie Braidwood.