Articles by Peter Michael Blackburn

Three names in the hat for managerless Forest

October 12, 2011
If widespread reports are to be believed, Nottingham Forest have narrowed their search for a new manager, drawing up a final shortlist of three names: Steve Cotterill, Mark Robins and Kevin McDonald. There can be no doubt that following one of the most successful Championship managers currently around in Billy Davies, and a former England manager in Steve McClaren, these names will be a major disappointment to many fans who still have hopes of the City Ground being a lofty footballing haven for top quality bosses [...]

My Premier League team of the year

June 8, 2011
As the Sky Sports website has produced a feature with various pundits reflecting their top tier teams of the year, I thought it was be about time for me to do the same. However, alternatively to the official Premier League team of the year, I am going for an alternative team of the year with the unsung heroes of the top tier receiving some recognition [...]

End the managerial madness

May 24, 2011
As Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich propels his side back to the forefront of the managerial merry-go-round with the latest in an increasing line of nonsensical manager sackings, football has left me with a bad taste in my mouth once again [...]

Give peace a chance

May 20, 2011
With the final game of the Premier League season looming above us, a relegation cloud for many on the horizon, I’m not nearly as excited as I should be about the final day drama set to unfold. In truth, it has been on my mind for some time now, but having watched some of Manchester United versus Blackburn game on Saturday, the infamous ‘Respect campaign’ has forced its way to the forefront of my mind [...]

Less can be more in the transfer window

February 1, 2011
January 2011’s transfer window offered a final dramatic flurry on Monday night before coughing spluttering, and being laid to rest in the cold hard ground of football history. With obscene millions being handed from one Premier League club to another, the business conducted in the football league looked subtle, paltry even, but can it be the case that in the January transfer window less is more? [...]