Between clubs agreeing to transfers six months down the line for players whose contracts are not running down and the loan system that has strayed far from its intended purpose, transfer protocols could use some reeling in.
Confronted with accusations of spying on opponents, Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa did more than just own up to it. He embarked on a PowerPoint-aided masterclass of what goes into his preparation.
Manchester United has been perfect since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over for Jose Mourinho, but the degree of difficulty increases Sunday against Tottenham and a manager who could well succeed the Red Devils' caretaker this summer.
The conversation surrounding Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham always reverts to winning trophies, but after Spurs took a step toward returning to the League Cup final, it's worth considering the real value of winning it at a time when he is in high demand elsewhere.
Manchester City secured the result it needed–barely. Its 2-1 win over Liverpool has the Premier League poised for a fight to the finish for the title, reigniting a race after an intense 90-minute classic.