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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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A Duel To Decide A Final
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Between them, they share 25 goals in this season’s Champions League. Over the course of the 2017/18 campaign, nobody has managed to outscore either Cristiano…
12:55
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Could This Man Be Guardiola's Eventual Replacement?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Nobody really knows how Mikel Arteta would have fared as Arsenal manager. The Spaniard has yet to dip his toes into the world of senior…
16:48
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Tapes The Key To Cup Success For Klopp
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Jurgen Klopp will spend hours and hours watching video footage this week. He has a game plan to come up with for this weekend’s Champions League final…
15:05
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Leicester City Man Can Add To Guardiola's Options
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
At the time, Manchester City’s January transfer window offer for Riyad Mahrez seemed somewhat unnecessary. Of course, Pep Guardiola’s team were running away with things…
11:30
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Can This Man Make The Difference For Real Madrid?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Surely even Gareth Bale himself recognises the irony of his current scoring streak. For years, the Welshman has been linked with a departure from Real…
10:30
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Has Mourinho Lost His Magic Touch?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
A sixth-place finish in the Premier League probably wasn’t what Jose Mourinho wanted from his first season as Manchester United manager. However, their league finish…
12:10
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Could Kieran Tierney's Love Of Celtic Harm His Career?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
It’s just Scotland’s luck that after waiting longer than a generation for a once-in-a-generation talent, two have emerged at the same time. And they play…
14:00
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Chelsea Job Should Not Tempt Pochettino
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
It would be the biggest personnel switch between North London and Stamford Bridge since Ashley made the move to Chelsea from Arsenal after nearly swerving…
13:51
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Who Will Be The England Skipper And Should We Care?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Finally, all speculation over who would and who wouldn’t make the England squad for this summer’s World Cup was brought to an end on Wednesday as Gareth…
10:27
Football
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Poor Form From Conte
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Perhaps we should have expected a Chelsea collapse at St James’ Park on Sunday. The manner of Antonio Conte’s pre-match comments suggested that the Blues would…
10:25
Football
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Could Neymar Soon Be Linking Up With Ronaldo?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Almost as soon as Neymar put pen to paper on the world record deal taking him to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer, there was…
16:42
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United Chief To Make Changes To Backroom Structure
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
As Jose Mourinho sprinted down the Old Trafford touchline to celebrate Porto’s stoppage time winner over Manchester United, knocking the Premier League giants out of…
14:49
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Why Sessegnon Should Stay At Fulham...
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Ryan Sessegnon has his pick of Europe’s biggest and best clubs this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain the latest team to be reportedly interested in the…
16:17
Football
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Griezmann Move To Affect Messi's Position...
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
For the first time, Barcelona have admitted their interest in Antoine Griezmann. Speculation has swirled for months that the Atletico Madrid striker will pitch up…
12:09
Football
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Are Liverpool Losing Momentum?
Graham Ruthven
The Sportsman Reporter
Liverpool’s late season Premier League form leaves much to be desired. Jurgen Klopp’s side have failed to win any of their past three matches, drawing…
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