AUTHOR
COLUMNISTS
Graham Ruthven
Graham Ruthven

Graham Ruthven is a football writer working for the Guardian, Eurosport, beIN Sports, Scottish TV, Grantland and New York Times among others. He also guests frequently on Sirius XM and Bleacher Report radio, specialising in English, Spanish, North American and Arabian football. Follow him on Twitter @grahamruthven

COLUMNISTS
Graham Ruthven
Graham Ruthven

Graham Ruthven is a football writer working for the Guardian, Eurosport, beIN Sports, Scottish TV, Grantland and New York Times among others. He also guests frequently on Sirius XM and Bleacher Report radio, specialising in English, Spanish, North American and Arabian football. Follow him on Twitter @grahamruthven

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Hero to zero: Rooney’s rapid fall from grace

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Every losing team needs a scapegoat. Someone to shoulder the blame swirling around everything that ...

Champions League: Resurgence in EPL could deny Spanish teams title

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

With all its glitz and shimmering glamor, the Champions League is revered like no other club ...

Will Manchester bleed red or blue this season?

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Just three games, and the defining narrative of the 2016/17 Premier League season has already been ...

Is the Champions league becoming a European super league?

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

For a grossly commercialized, sometimes cynical tournament, the Champions League still manages to ...

Was Brazil vindicated with its Rio 2016 football gold?

Monday, 22 August 2016

For all the moments of Olympic glory Rio de Janeiro witnessed over the past month, it wasn’t ...

Is Arsene Wenger being a hypocrite?

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Listen to Arsene Wenger, and you might believe that he has always been the way he is now. The ...

Premier League will be a coaching personality contest this season

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

The Premier League has never been short of compelling characters. There is something about English ...

Do football, golf and tennis really deserve a place at the Olympics?

Wednesday, 03 August 2016

For the next month it might not seem so, but make no mistake Brazil is a football country. The South ...

Rio 2016 doomed from the start? Obstacles facing this year’s Olympics

Friday, 29 July 2016

What makes the Olympics so special? Some might say it is the sense of history, or the profound ...

Road to Rio: 8 fast facts to get clued up about this year’s Olympics

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Four years have passed the great and good of the sporting world gathered in London. Now it’s ...

Is Leicester City’s Premier League-winning team is already falling apart?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Not even the sound of the famous Champions League anthem at the King Power Stadium will make the ...

Why Portugal were worthy winners of Euro 2016, despite what some think

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

It was said early on that Euro 2016 was prime for another Greece, for another outsider to surge ...

The real deal? Why Wales could go all the way at Euro 2016

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

When Gareth Bale was asked how far Wales could go at Euro 2016 this summer, his response was met ...

Why are top strikers struggling so badly at Euro 2016?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

As is the nature of football, the eye is drawn to the men who put the ball in the back of the net, ...

Is Euro 2016 the most politically charged tournament in history?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The common interests of football and politics are often intertwined. Tribalism dictates shapes both ...

After Marseille, does English football have a hooliganism problem again?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

By the time Roy Hodgson’s side started their Euro 2016 campaign in Marseille on Saturday, ...

How will the Gulf contingent fare at Euro 2016?

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

International football sometimes comes with a less than glowing reputation. Club managers bemoan the ...

Muhammad Ali was champion of the world in every sense

Saturday, 04 June 2016

How great was Muhammad Ali? He was the greatest boxer of all-time. He was an icon of his times and ...

Real Madrid may be Champions League winners, but European legends?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Having done it a record 11 times before, the sight of Real Madrid lifting aloft the European Cup - ...

Mourinho is right man for Man Utd, but has he arrived 3 years too late?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

It didn’t take long for Louis Van Gaal’s moment of triumph to turn into something rather ...

Top