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Michael Black

I'm a North West based freelance sports journalist with a passion for football. Follow me on Twitter @mjblack_ for my ramblings about the British game (plus other things thrown in for good measure).

Mourinho: ‘The door is always open’ – Tottenham boss offers hope to underachievers

Jose Mourinho has urged some of his underperforming stars to follow the example of Tanguy Ndombele at Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder was criticised by the...

Opinion: Swansea City playmaker not the answer for Leeds United

Media reports linking Leeds United with a move for Swansea City playmaker Yan Dhanda have certainly raised a few eyebrows around the Sportslens team...

Premier League 2020/21 Week 19: EPL Results & Table

The 19th round of fixtures in the Premier League features some important matches at both ends of the EPL table. We'll update this story with...

‘Rotten luck’: Gary Lineker mocks Newcastle United on Twitter

It has been another tough week for Newcastle United fans, and there appears to be no end in sight to their collective misery. The Magpies’...

Report: Arsenal in touch with ‘super-agent’, Shakhtar winger keen to join

Arsenal have been given the green light to make a move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon. According to football.london, ‘super-agent’ Pini Zahavi has been...

Premier League Week 19 fixtures: TV info, Live stream and EPL table 2020/21

The eyes of the football world will be on Merseyside this weekend as Liverpool and Manchester United go head-to-head at Anfield. The Red Devils head...

Opinion: Alan Shearer is spot on – Newcastle United fans need hope

Newcastle United’s dismal defeat at Sheffield United earlier this week took their winless run to eight games in all competitions. The result left them 15th...

Opinion: Ligue 1 media rights row should worry the Premier League

The news that French broadcaster Canal+ has handed back its media rights to Ligue 1 and called for a fresh bidding process could have...

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Will VAR play a role on Sunday?

Video Assistant Referee. The mere mention of VAR will probably leave many of you gnashing your teeth and that is a perfectly understandable reaction. Follow...

‘He wants to be the best’: Liverpool star discusses Salah transfer rumours

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says he is confident that Mohamed Salah will resist the temptation to leave Liverpool. The Egyptian forward has previously confirmed that he...

Manchester City manager provides an update on Sergio Aguero

Pep Guardiola says that he is hopeful Sergio Aguero will return to spearhead Manchester City's bid for silverware this season. The Argentinian has made just...

Talent expert tips Santiago Sosa to make his mark in the Premier League

A respected player talent expert has tipped River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa to make his mark in the Premier League. Despite making just 21 senior...