Tony Cascarino, Jack Charlton and the Pope – Funny story about when Republic of Ireland team met His Holiness at 1990 World Cup

22 Mar

‘Tony Cascarino, Jack Charlton and the Pope’ sounds like the start of some elaborate, and probably offensive, joke. And it sort of was, as former Republic of Ireland manager Charlton poked fun at the player who was at fault for his side’s World Cup exit at Italia ’90. With the government telling us to work […]

Tony Cascarino compares Dejan Lovren’s calamitous Watford display to Loris Karius’ Champions League nightmare for Liverpool in 2018

1 Mar

Dejan Lovren’s disastrous performance in Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Watford reminded Tony Cascarino of Loris Karius’ horror show in the 2018 Champions League final. The Reds suffered their first loss in 44 league matches as Ismaila Sarr scored twice and Troy Deeney netted a third to secure the struggling Hornets the biggest upset of the […]

Tony Cascarino stands by claims that Jose Mourinho is FINISHED as a manager, after Jamie O’Hara branded it ‘nonsense’

22 Feb

Tony Cascarino has defended his claims that Jose Mourinho has been ‘left behind’ by modern football, after former Tottenham star Jamie O’Hara slammed it as ‘utter nonsense’. Following Spurs’ defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League last week, the former Chelsea striker claimed the Special One’s philosophy is outdated and irrelevant and has now […]

Man City supporters’ club chief ‘expects loyalty from Pep Guardiola and players’ after Champions League ban

15 Feb

The secretary of Manchester City’s official supporters’ club says fans ‘expect loyalty’ from Pep Guardiola and his players after the club was hit with a ban from European football. UEFA stunned the football world on Friday by hitting City with a two-year ban from the Champions League and Europa League over series breaches of Financial […]

Tony Cascarino hails Mikel Arteta’s positive impact at Arsenal and says youngster Bukayo Saka has ‘improved enormously’ under manager

8 Feb

Tony Cascarino has praised Mikel Arteta and believes he is on the right track with Arsenal, but has warned that it’s a long way back to the top for the Gunners. Arteta has made a positive impact at the Emirates Stadium since his return to the club as manager in mid-December. While their results haven’t […]

West Ham play games like they are testimonials, says Tony Cascarino after shock FA Cup exit to West Brom

26 Jan

Tony Cascarino has slammed West Ham’s FA Cup exit to West Brom on Saturday. The Hammers were dumped out of the competition in the fourth round thanks to Conor Townsend’s early strike for the Championship club. It was the third successive time West Ham have suffered FA Cup exits to lower league opposition after previous […]

Manchester United ‘too cautious and pragmatic’ under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and MUST change their style, says Tony Cascarino

19 Jan

Tony Cascarino says Manchester United have lost their identity under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The talkSPORT pundit has criticised the manager for his ‘too cautious and pragmatic’ playing style, and says he must change it to win back disgruntled supporters. United travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday, in a game which highlights the […]

Wilfried Zaha would be a great signing for Liverpool, claims Tony Cascarino – ‘Jurgen Klopp would love him’

18 Jan

Tony Cascarino believes Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha would be a great fit for Liverpool, saying he would slot right into the Premier League leaders’ team. Zaha’s future at Selhurst Park is once again in the spotlight this month, with the forward still keen to leave the Eagles and make the step up to a […]

Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s hamstring injury has worrying parallels with Michael Owen, says Tony Cascarino

15 Jan

Tony Cascarino says he has ‘grave concerns’ about Harry Kane’s career after the Tottenham forward underwent surgery on a serious injury, fearing he could end up like injury-plagued Michael Owen. The England captain has been ruled out until April at the earliest, and could even miss out on Euro 2020, after he ruptured a tendon […]

Dean Henderson or David de Gea? Tony Cascarino claims the Sheffield United goalkeeper should be starting at Manchester United this season

11 Jan

Tony Cascarino says he would pick Dean Henderson over David de Gea in goal for Manchester United. The talkSPORT host says the 22-year-old, on-loan at Sheffield United, has outperformed the Spaniard in the Premier League this season. And he hinted Henderson could play a big role in the ‘massive rebuilding job’ that is needed at […]

Jesse Lingard is being made out to be a scapegoat at struggling Manchester United, talkSPORT told, as player teams up with Mino Raiola

6 Jan

talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino has defended Jesse Lingard, claiming the under-fire midfielder is being singled out in a struggling Manchester United side. Incredibly, the 27-year-old ended the last calendar year without a goal or assist to his name and his worth to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has been questioned. A recent video went viral on […]

‘Last year’s Premier League title race has broken Man City’, talkSPORT told as champions slip 14 points adrift of Liverpool

28 Dec

Manchester City have been left ‘broken’ by last season’s Premier League title race with Liverpool, claims Merseyside-based journalist Tony Evans. City were crowned champions back in May after one of the tightest seasons ever, beating Liverpool to the title by just one point after clawing back the seven-point lead the Reds held in January. However, […]

‘West Ham STINK of a relegation team, they’re in deep trouble’ – Tony Cascarino tips Hammers to go down this season

28 Dec

Tony Cascarino says West Ham ‘stink of a relegation team’ and predicts the Hammers will go down this season. More pressure was piled on manager Manuel Pellegrini on Boxing Day as his side suffered a 2-1 defeat to London rivals Crystal Palace. That result left the Hammers 17th in the Premier League table and just […]

Tony Cascarino sends Liverpool a Premier League title warning and compares their lead at the top to Newcastle’s before their famous 1995/96 collapse

28 Dec

Tony Cascarino has sent Liverpool a warning that the Premier League title race is not over yet, comparing their current lead to Newcastle’s famous title implosion of 1996. After a dream Christmas, Liverpool are now the overwhelming favourites to win their first league title for 30 years. The Reds thumped second-place rivals Leicester City 4-0 […]

Mikel Arteta is a world-class coach and can get more out of this ‘average’ Arsenal team, says Tony Cascarino

21 Dec

Tony Cascarino has hailed Mikel Arteta as a world-class coach and believes the newly-appointed Arsenal manager can get more out of their ‘average’ squad than Unai Emery was able to. The talkSPORT pundit is a huge fan of the Spaniard and believes he can bring a Barcelona-style mentality to the Emirates Stadium after earning his […]

Watford star Gerard Deulofeu would ‘fit perfectly’ into Liverpool’s system, claims Tony Cascarino

15 Dec

Tony Cascarino has heaped praise on Gerard Deulofeu following Watford’s defeat to Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Hornets were consigned to their tenth league defeat of the season with a brace from Mohamed Salah sealing the 2-0 win for the Reds. It means Watford are six points off safety but they can take a lot […]

Tony Cascarino explains why Liverpool’s squad depth means Jurgen Klopp’s side can keep unbeaten Premier League run going

8 Dec

Tony Cascarino has hailed Liverpool’s squad depth as they extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season to a remarkable 16 games. Goals from Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah helped a much-changed Reds side convincingly beat Bournemouth on Saturday. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp made seven changes to the line-up that thrashed Everton […]

Tony Cascarino likens Moussa Djenepo to Liverpool star Sadio Mane after starring in Southampton’s win vs Watford

1 Dec

Tony Cascarino has praised Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo following his starring role in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Watford. The winger has either scored or recorded an assist in all three of the Saints’ Premier League wins since joining in a £14million deal from Standard Liege in the summer. And he laid the ball on a […]

Arsenal have become a smaller club since leaving Highbury, says Tony Cascarino – ‘They may as well have moved to Barnet!’

30 Nov

Tony Cascarino has claimed Arsenal have ‘become a smaller club’ since leaving Highbury to move into the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners left their historic home for their newly-built ground in 2006, with the promise of competing with the world’s elite. But club chiefs have been accused of ‘selling supporters a dream’ with the team failing […]

Tony Cascarino: Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma make too many mistakes, Chelsea miss Antonio Rudiger ‘emormously’

24 Nov

Tony Cascarino has questioned Chelsea’s young centre-backs Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori, arguing that the club miss the influence of the injured Antonio Rudiger. Frank Lampard’s youthful side have defied expectation this season and currently sit fourth in the table despite Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Man City. But that result posed more questions about the […]