The Author

Matthew Coyle
Matthew Coyle

Belfast-based writer, blogger, lawyer. Seeking a change of direction from the stifling office. Blackburn Rovers victim. Football fanatic. It is at once a simple game and a complex one. Maybe that's why we all care so much about it. Read my other work at opinionfootball.com, culturenorthernireland.org and pulpinterest.com. All views are my own and not necessarily those of any other person or body.

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The FA Cup – still got it

by Matthew Coyle

Wigan’s shock win over Manchester City on Sunday proves that the FA Cup still has plenty to offer, writes Matthew Coyle.

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Unfit and improper

by Matthew Coyle

In light of the current debacle at Leeds United, Matthew Coyle discusses football club ownership.

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Mourinho turns the screw

by Matthew Coyle

Matthew Coyle looks at the Chelsea manager’s ability to capitalise on weaknesses at Manchester United.