By Myles Palmer Patrick Vieira was gutted after Valencia and Cardiff. He thought Arsenal should have beaten Valencia and beaten Liverpool. He accepted losing the league, but he thought Arsenal should have won the FA Cup and the European Champions…

By Myles Palmer Disgusting gamesmanship by Greece last night as they deservedly beat England 3-1.Dim team selection by Howard Wilkinson meant a poor first half performance by Carrick, Defoe et al.But the cheating by the Greeks was just horrible.I could…

By Myles Palmer Machlas versus Keown? Machlas versus Seaman? I wonder because I’ve always fancied Nikos Machlas as a Tony Cottee-type poacher. He is short, tidy, skilful and prolific, the type Thierry Henry calls a fox in the box. When…

By Myles Palmer I love May because it tidies up the season. Cups are handed out, league tables finalised. And in June, after due deliberation, definitive judgements can be made about 2000/2001. Second in the Premiership? Second in the FA…

By Myles Palmer England 4 Mexico 0 Did Owen/Fowler/Heskey work well? No, because Heskey played badly and conceded a dumb penalty, tripping Osorno. But Abundis knocked the penalty past the post. After three minutes Scholes scored a typical Scholes goal…

By Myles Palmer That’s my guess for tomorrow’s 1pm press conference at White Hart Lane. Arsene has always fancied Sol Campbell, who was offered £80,000 a week to stay at Spurs. But it’s about ambition. Sol wants to play in…