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Graham Ruthven

Graham Ruthven is a football writer working for the Guardian, Eurosport, Yahoo Sport and others. Glasgow-based, but with a soft spot for Spanish football. Still maintains Dennis Bergkamp didn't mean it.

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Can Barcelona Swoop In For This Liverpool Star?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
It’s widely seen as something of an inevitability that Philippe Coutinho will end up at Barcelona one way or another, sooner or later. The Brazilian…
17:26
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Arsenal Must Realise The French Talent They Have!
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Where would Arsenal be without Olivier Giroud? It’s a question that many Gooners, and neutrals, have asked themselves over the years, but most commonly with…
14:00
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Has Mourinho Now Turned The Full Circle?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
There was a great irony to Jose Mourinho marching into the Manchester City dressing room after full time on Sunday to demand the victorious victors show some…
10:59
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Klopp Is Under Serious Pressure At Liverpool!
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
The grin has been replaced with a grimace. Jurgen Klopp, the once happy-go-lucky German wise-cracker, now looks to be heavily burdened by the way this…
15:56
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Jose's Biggest Achievement?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Many sporting figures are defined by personal duels. Lionel Messi, for instance, is defined by his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, and vice versa. Roger Federer…
09:30
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Is This The Future For Football Broadcast Rights?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
The staff of BBC Radio 5 Live expected to turn up at Anfield on Wednesday night as normal. There had been no fuss over their live broadcasting…
14:31
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Are England's Teams Now The Best In Europe?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Spanish football’s dominance of the Champions League started in a year which saw three of the four semi-finalists come from England. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester…
13:15
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Vardy To Spurs?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
All of a sudden, Spurs find themselves at a critical juncture in their season. Tuesday night’s defeat to Leicester City, following on from the North London derby…
13:06
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Mourinho Shows His Class...
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Jose Mourinho’s expression summed up the sentiment of many upon watching Ashley Young bag his second stunning strike of the game against Watford, his second…
10:29
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Time For Lukaku To Start Firing Again
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
18 games, 11 goals. Statistically, Romelu Lukaku has made a strong start to life at Manchester United. Signed to spearhead Jose Mourinho’s attack, the Belgian…
10:15
Football
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Pep's Finally Showing His Defensive Side
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
There aren’t many questions held against Pep Guardiola. The Catalan arrived at Manchester City last summer as the most accomplished coach in the European game.…
09:32
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Celtic To Win Another Trophy This Weekend!
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Not so long ago, Celtic dreaded heading to Hampden. It had become their torture chamber, losing a number of high profile games there over a…
13:15
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Surely Moreno Has To Be Dropped!
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Liverpool know better than most that 3-0 can be a deceptively dangerous scoreline to hold at half-time. With 45 minutes played, Jurgen Klopp’s side looked…
12:13
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From Aberdeen To West Brom?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
On Sunday, Guochaun Lai, West Brom’s Chinese owner, experienced the sense of malaise that has built around the Hawthorns for himself. Once considered one of…
10:33
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Has Football Changed For The Better?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Tony Pulis doesn’t do failure. Or more accurately, he doesn’t do relegation. Much is made of the Welshman’s record of never having been relegated from…
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