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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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Football  / Could Rashford Benefit From Some Home Truths?
We Are All Too Soft On Marcus Rashford - Some Criticism Would Do Him Good
There was no shame in England’s goalless draw with Croatia last week. After all, it was only a few months previously that Gareth Southgate’s side…
Football  / Who Will Win The SPL Title?
Is A Celtic v Rangers SPL Title Race For Real This Season?
Celtic struggled at times last season. The sparkle that came with Brendan Rodgers’ first season at the club disappeared over time, illustrated by the way…
Football  / Is A Sole Owner The Right Fit For Arsenal?
Kroenke Power Grab Could Spell Bad News For Arsenal
The power struggle that has been contested at Arsenal for years is over. Stan Kroenke has won. The American has reached an agreement with Russian…
Football  / Loan Deal Could Be Shrewd Deal For Blues
Mateo Kovacic Can Thrive In The Chelsea Midfield
Even with Jorginho installed as Chelsea’s new midfield pass-master, there was something missing. Manchester City just found it too easy to control the Community Shield…
Football  / Naysayers Off The Mark On Scottish Game
Scottish Football On The Up After European Showings
Eventually, Adam Rooney decided to turn off his phone to evade the deluge of messages and calls sparked by his surprise move to Salford City…
Football  / New Gers Boss Gerrard Tries To Unite Club
Steven Gerrard Building Siege Mentality At Rangers
Initially, nobody was quite sure what had prompted referee Kevin Clancy to show a straight red card to Alfredo Morelos just 12 minutes into the…
Are Overseas Fans Falling Out Of Love With Premier League Summer Tours?
They call it ‘The Big House’ for a reason. More than 100,000 fans turned up to watch Manchester United face Liverpool at the University of…
Football  / Is Jose Mourinho Losing The Dressing Room?
Anthony Martial And Paul Pogba Rumours Paint The Picture Of An Unhappy Camp At Manchester United
The new season hasn’t even started and Jose Mourinho is already in a sulk. According to the Manchester United manager, the situation is “very bad.”…
Borussia Dortmund, Over Tottenham Or Everton, Would Be The Dream Move For Wilfried Zaha
Borussia Dortmund’s reputation as a proving ground of some of the best young players around has long been established. The Bundesliga club is renowned for…
England Must Take Inspiration From Greece€™s Euro 2004 Win
Nobody expected Greece to go all the way at the 2004 European Championships. Drawn in a group along with hosts Portugal and international heavyweights Spain,…
Football  / Has The Premier League Hampered England?
England€™s World Cup Success Is In Spite Of The Premier League, Not Because Of It
As you’ll have no doubt heard by now, Harry Kane had to go on loan down the leagues to get his start before he was…
Football  / More Direct Teams Thrive In World Cup
Possession-hogging Sides Struggle As Tactical Trends Turn At World Cup 2018
At the top of the possession statistics for this World Cup sit Argentina, Germany and Spain. Those three teams have seen more of the ball,…
Despite All The Pre-Tournament Fears, Russia Have Embraced The World Cup
We were told to escape hooligans and racism, among other things. That the 2018 World Cup wouldn’t have the magic of previous World Cups. This…
Why Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Should Take Centre-Stage For England Against Belgium
Ordinarily, a group game against Belgium would provide England with a major tournament gauge. An opportunity to measure where they are as a team right…
Football  / England's Number 9 Ready To Do Shirt Proud
Harry Kane Ready To Emulate Gary Lineker And Alan Shearer
It was the source of derision for some in the lead-up to England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia. Having watched Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick…
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