About Mike Calvin
Mike Calvin has feigned expertise in everything from frog jumping to Aussie Rules, but, as a Watford fan, has a special affinity with the beautiful game. His latest book, Family: Life, Death and Football, was nominated for Football Book of the Year 2011. Mike has twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year, and has also won the Sportswriter of the Year and Sports Journalist of the Year awards. He has worked in more than 80 countries, covering six summer Olympics and six World Cup finals. Currently a columnist at the Independent on Sunday – where he has been nominated for the SJA 2012 Sports Columnist of the Year award – he was formerly the chief sports writer at the Sunday Mirror and held similar positions at the Daily Telegraph, Times and Mail on Sunday. His peers in the press box thought he was mad when he took a four-year sabbatical from journalism to help set up and run the English Institute of Sport, which oversees 35 Olympic sports. They were probably right.
Mike Calvin's Posts
Mike Calvin reveals the best-value signings under £10m made by Premier League clubs this season. Read more >
Mike Calvin picks the five Premier League signings that have stunk the place out this season like no others. Read more >
Mike Calvin explains why Wayne Rooney will need to follow the example set by Paul Scholes if he does decide he wants any kind of a future at Old Trafford. Read more >
Mike Calvin reckons it would be ironic were former Stamford Bridge boss Villas-Boas to lead Spurs to Champions League qualification at the expense of Chelsea. Read more >