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The biggest Premier League fixtures in February

There is a major battle developing at both ends of the Premier League table, in the fight for survival and search for European qualification. February brings another action packed schedule, with Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea taking precedence. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann is not right for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho should resist the temptation of bringing in Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. It’s a tantalising prospect; his move away from Madrid looks inevitable, with Diego Simeone confirming he is allowed to leave in the Summer. Read More »

Taking Marco van Basten seriously

Opening minds in this day and age is even more difficult than unlocking a defense with ten men behind the ball. Those who fear globalization and climate legislation may force uncertain change in their lives are gaining political power, threatening to stagnate society into a dull existence of losses and nil-nil draws that will eventually relegate humanity to self-extinction. Accepting new challenges in ... Read More »

How could Chelsea invest during this transfer window?

It has been yet another superbly unpredictable Premier League season and the surprises show no signs of abating. Both Manchester clubs languish outside of the Champions League spots, while Liverpool and Tottenham are currently battling with Arsenal for prime position to usurp Chelsea.  Read More »

Is Pep Guardiola’s love affair with the Champions League set to end?

Manchester City fans are disappointed, to say the least, at their league position this season. Following recent seasons of wealthy investment, fans expected them to see the new year in sitting in the top four. Increasing their excitement, was the announcement of infamous manager, Pep Guardiola, but, are City set to finish outside of the top four this season? Read More »

Adam Lallana named England Player of the Year – what he did to deserve it

Adam Lallana capped off a brilliant 2016 by being named England Player of the Year – Lallana becomes the only Liverpool player to win the award besides Steven Gerrard. Aside from a string of impressive performances with Liverpool, what else did Lallana do right in 2016 to deserve that award? Read More »

A pedestrian start to Bruce Arena’s second stint in charge of the USMNT

Somewhere amidst Sunday’s sporting cornucopia, which included Manchester United’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round victory over Wigan, the NHL’s second go-round with its four-division three-on-three All Star mini-tournament, the NFL Pro Bowl, and WWE’s Royal Rumble, the United States Men’s National Team played to a nil-nil draw against Serbia in the international friendly marking Bruce Arena’s return as manager. Read More »

What Brexit could mean for football

A hard Brexit is looming ominously on the horizon and with the politicians in Westminster voting on whether to pass Theresa May’s plan to leave the EU this week some serious issues are being thrown up. The most pressing and serious of which is simple and clear for all to see: What will a post-Brexit Premier League look like? Read More »

Would Benzema solve Arsenal’s problems?

Arsenal have had no end of problems in recent years with their fans citing that their dry patch in the league is down to one thing or another. While it is often easy to dismiss the claims of the masses, in Arsenal’s case it is easy to substantiate their claims. Read More »

Claude Puel needs to be reunited with genius Hatem Ben Arfa

Despite Southampton’s incredible run to the EFL Cup Final where they haven’t conceded a single goal, Claude Puel has taken the Saints backwards from previous Premier League successes. His transfer record has been pretty shocking so all Saints fans will hope new record signing Manolo Gabbiadini will bring some much-needed bite in attack. Read More »

Liverpool and Chelsea combined Starting XI ahead of their Premier League clash

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side have been on fire recently, with the London club sitting a rather comfortable eight points clear of Arsenal in second place. Their opponents on Tuesday night are Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s men really struggling since the turn of the year. Read More »

Should Manchester City let Joe Hart go?

Pep Guardiola’s first season in the Premier League is threatening to descend into anarchy as they find themselves falling further behind Chelsea in the league. City currently find themselves 12 points adrift of the leaders with 16 games still to play. With Chelsea looking so strong of late, many feel that 12 points is too great a gap for Guardiola ... Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger makes first start of the season to give Jose Mourinho a huge boost

Schweinsteiger

Manchester United’s performance at home to Wigan Athletic yesterday was a real positive one. Jose Mourinho gave debuts to both Joel Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe, as well as recalls for Luke Shaw, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Bastian Schweinsteiger – with the Deutscher Fussball Meister’ playing an absolute blinder. Read More »

English clubs need to start taking the Europa League seriously

Over the years, the true value of the Europa League as a competition has been questioned by English football fans but it needs to be regarded as a prestigious tournament. Manchester United and Tottenham are in the Round of 32 and have the potential to progress to the latter stages as long as they don’t underestimate the other teams. Read More »

Premier League: Predictions for matchday 23

Premier League

After a weekend of FA Cup action, the Premier League returns to deliver a full set of midweek fixtures. Here are our matchday 23 predictions – including the top of the table clash between Liverpool and leaders Chelsea. Read More »

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