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Richard Jolly @RichJolly Manchester overspill

Football journalist for the National, the Guardian, the Observer, the Straits Times, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, FourFourTwo & the Blizzard.

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@TrevorOakley1 Some might. Equally, it would look bad on a player to walk out on a club three games from CL qualifi… PL club has extended a player's contract for three months. Sign the season may not end until September:
12 years ago today, Derby took what remains their last Premier League point. In the process, they were relegated. O…
If and when football returns, the run-in could be reshaped by the return of fitness of some players who could have… Firmino makes about 25% more passes than any other striker and has far more touches. On a unique centre for…
@SportsPaulH @SachinNakrani Yeah, as a rough rule, Firmino will average 20-25% more passes per game than any other… @SachinNakrani Thanks mateManchester United say they still "fully support" intention to complete PL, FA Cup & Europa League campaigns this season.On Roberto Firmino, Liverpool's great connector. Other forwards score more goals, but the numbers show none are mor… have written a quiz on the Premier League season:
@glangendorff @Mikro81 @AdamLanigan @DutchChelseaRoy @mart_tenhave Jesus Navas, Shane Long, Oumar Niasse & Joey Pel… Pedro and the Chelsea career of the anti-Willian: @paulfraserecho Hope to see you back covering Newcastle, Middlesbrough & Sunderland defeats soon, mate.Chris Basham on hoping to end the season and Billy Sharp's tips for which butchers to go to: to see so many in football using some of their wealth to help in troubled times:
Statement – We are launching a new project – The Squall – to support the football-writing freelance community right…
Retweeted by Richard JollyGraham Alexander's Preston appearances cost North End just £118.76 each (plus wages). David Silva, a man whose fan club includes some of the greats:
@draper_rob @JamesPearceLFC @Simon_Hughes__ @ianherbs @Garybenno7 @therealMickeyT @NickSzczepanik @timrich001 @stevoluckssport @AndyMitten @AliKhaled_ @mattyboy14 @ccipyke @_JMcAuley @PaulRadley 18
On Joelinton. Who could have guessed he wasn't a goalscorer? @Simon_Hughes__ @ianherbs @Garybenno7 @therealMickeyT @NickSzczepanik @timrich001 @NathSalt1 @JohnBrewin_ @jonawils @JackPittBrooke @ianherbs @Garybenno7 @therealMickeyT @NickSzczepanik @timrich001 @NathSalt1 @JohnBrewin_ @ianherbs @Garybenno7 @therealMickeyT @NickSzczepanik @timrich001 @NathSalt1 Four players who meant a lot to me: Je… and Tottenham: it's not working out so far...
On the dynamics and significance of Klopp's fourth midfielder: lower-league players don't have private gyms. They were advised to avoid public ones. So some had to get creat… around Huddersfield Town after the lows of last season - David Webb on appointing the Cowleys and a revival:
Ronald Koeman and Ronaldinho were both born on March 21. Ronald Koeman got 10+ goals in a season for one club more…
Everton's players are on tailored gym programmes in attempts to stay fit during the shutdown. They have been sent v… questions than good answers.
@hirstclass @CrossyDailyStar Pelupessy isn't great, either. @CrossyDailyStar It might be the last great performance I witness for quite some time. Savouring every memory.Joey Pelupessy has only had three fewer touches in the first half of Sheffield Wednesday's postponed game against B… add: Rochdale were in favour of business interruption monies. Sounds from today as though that will happen. Hope… support. The Greatest Game / Blizzard podcasts are excellent, marred only by spurious Sunderland references. of Republic of Ireland managers born on St Patrick's Day weren't Irish. League Manager of the Month awards: Jose Mourinho 3 Ginger Mourinho 2. to Portugal, whose five-year reign as European champions (2016-21) will be the second longest ever, after Spain (2008-16).On Mohamed Salah and why he scores so much. Cunning secret: he shoots a lot. the financial effect of coronavirus on even a well-run lower-league club. Rochdale face a £300,000 shortfall. Ga…
@sistoney67 Get Karren Brady on the case. She can make Fernandes' award null and void. Then give it to Dalot.Diogo Dalot had an xG per 90 minutes of 16.72 in February. Think they have picked the wrong Portuguese bloke. all, some information for you regarding Ockley. So, as some of you know anyway, Ockley is in fact…
Retweeted by Richard JollyEuro 2020, the Champions League and domestic leagues: the big issues for Uefa at their meeting tomorrow:
March 2020 is the first month during the season when Chelsea will not concede a goal since May 2010. @artfuldodger098 World War 1, though they did complete the 1914-15 season before postponing. Lengthy breaks in arct… Hodgson is older than Steve Kember, who became Crystal Palace manager in 1981, & will be in charge 40 years aft…
@sdouglas80 @JohnBrewin_ @MiguelDelaney Commiserations. And also to John, who will now be quarantined with some of… some of the consequences of the coronavirus situation on football & its finances. to the FWA for this. sure it compares with Diogo Dalot's epic February (16.72), when he could have scored 50 goals if only he had be… the season ends now, Michy Batshuayi will crowned champion of expected goals per 90 minutes in a month after top… the Premier League and what happens about the rest of the season.
Turns out nominative determinism does not give immunity. 2020 may be remembered as the month of Norwich's Mario Vrancic. Expected assists per 90 minutes of 2.86, 1.46…
Olympiacos have more red cards than spectators tonight.Manchester United have scored five goals in a game in January, February and March, having only previously done so o… James' only goals for Manchester United have come in August and Austria.The attendance at Man Utd's (crowdless) game tonight is (presumably) 73,288 lower than it was in their last game, v… Ighalo now has as many goals for Manchester United as Radamel Falcao or Angel di Maria (4). @jonawils The fans complaining because they have sold out of half-and-half Wilson & Wilson scarves. @jonawils If all sporting events this weekend are played behind closed doors, you could have a potential audience o… are proof the best team in Europe does not always win the Champions League. On their exit and Atletico's… should be excellent, if Tim's other books are any guide. Hope Costa Coffee in Wetherby starts selling copies.
On-the-whistle report on Liverpool 2-3 Atletico Madrid. Liverpool's reign as European champions is over as Oblak an… of the last four players to score twice against Liverpool at Anfield have been called Llorente (Fernando for S… four Champions League quarter-finalists so far (Atalanta, Leipzig, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain) have n… called Llorente have scored three times as many goals against Liverpool this season as Manchester United, Leicester or Tottenham.Roberto Firmino scores his first goal at Anfield for 337 days.Gini Wijnaldum has three goals in his last 82 minutes against La Liga teams at Anfield. And four goals in 39 club g… @CheesyHartePun Thanks, much appreciated. Though not sure clubs would necessarily want stats on Danny Drinkwater's bust-ups with Jota...Danny Drinkwater since August 6 2018: Clubs: 3 Premier League wins: 1 Drink-drive convictions: 1 Bust-ups with Jota… @JackPittBrooke @Atalanta_BC @kylewalker2 I had some Twitter banter from Georges-Kevin Nkoudou last week.Tottenham have lost more games to German clubs this season than Liverpool have lost to English clubs (4-3).
Hotspur was, of course, a character in Henry IV Part Special 1.Atalanta have faced seven goalkeepers in this season's Champions League. They have scored goals against six. The on… Gulacsi has kept more clean sheets in Tottenham games in Jose Mourinho's reign than Hugo Lloris. @rcfoster Much Mou About Nothing.This will be the first season Jose Mourinho finishes in management without managing in a quarter-final.One small step for Nagelsmann, one giant Leipzig for Nagelsmannkind. the case that Craig Shakespeare has reached a Champions League quarter-final as a manager since Jose Mourinho last did.Atalanta have scored more goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League this year than Arsenal have since April 2013 (8-7).Klopp says Atletico Madrid could go six months without conceding if Liverpool are too predictable but thinks a diff…
Since Aston Villa reached the Carabao Cup final, only two of the 91 Premier & Football League clubs have failed to… to a penalty is at least one way of ensuring Reina is in the penalty box when the goal is scored.Pepe Reina has not been in his penalty box for the last two goals he has conceded.Terrible news for Patrick Bamford. Gundogan on Ederson's reaction to his disastrous derby. Luke Shaw on Bruno Fernandes & Manchester United want…
Carlo Ancelotti won his most recent games as Real Madrid and Napoli manager by four goals but lost his most recent… the case that only Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho have more wins against Guardiola than Solskjaer's 3.Manchester United do a derby double to hasten Liverpool towards the title. On a bad day for Ederson, a good one for… two managers have beaten Pep Guardiola three times in the same season: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool, 2017-18) and O… Martial is the first Man Utd player to score in both Manchester PL derbies in a season since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006-07. @jonawils Granat magnificently completed no passes in Russia v Spain during his 75 minutes on the pitch. The stats… Pelupessy completed 28 passes yesterday, his best in a match in five months. Sheffield Wednesday lost 5-0. Thi…💪 Bruno Fernandes has become an instant fan favourite at Old Trafford! 📊 @RichJolly looks at the numbers behind t…
Retweeted by Richard JollyPaul Lambert has won 4 of his last 20 games in League One, 2 of his last 21 in the Championship, 2 of his last 25 i… City are 15 points ahead of Manchester United this season and have 75 more points in Pep Guardiola's rei…
@JDNalton Jose keeps his Tottenham pyjamas in his top drawer.