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4 reasons Mikel’s China move is bad for football

The football universe woke up Friday morning to the news that Chelsea stalwart, John Mikel Obi, has joined the chariots of superstars making the move to the Chinese Super League. Just when the whole of the African continent was busy keeping tabs on the 2016 Glo/CAF awards, the 29-year-old was busy sealing a three-year deal with Tianjin TEDA. Read More »

Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham Hotspur gives hope to the clubs behind them eyeing glory

Earlier in the week, Tottenham Hotspur produced an absolutely outstanding display at White Hart Lane, to overcome the odds and finally inflict a defeat on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. The 2-0 result was more about the performance, as Pochettino’s men played some brilliant football and more than deserved the three points. Read More »

Giroud’s Exile Has Made Him Better

The Frenchman showed everyone that he is still part of Arsenal’s plans – after a prolonged absence from the first team, he’s back and he’s better. Read More »

How Riyad Mahrez wrote his name in African football folklore

Riyad Mahrez is having one of those years many footballers would have fantasised about or craved for. The 25-year-old capped an improbable calendar year by clinching the 2016 African Player of the Year award on Thursday – the highest individual accolade for any footballer from the continent.  Read More »

Aaron Ramsey needs a move away from the Emirates

Aaron Ramsey is a player blessed with exceptional talent, but he losing in the race to fulfil his potential. Through no fault of his own, however. His move to the Emirates from Cardiff City for £5m appeared to be the perfect fit, and for a time it was – yet, his career at Arsenal has recently stagnated and he needs ... Read More »

What popped the Sky Blues balloon?

Coventry City

Coventry may not be the home city of our new signing Ollie Wintle but he takes a look at the club of his adopted home and ponders what went wrong. Read More »

Conte and Guardiola: Will they suffer from their inexperience of the Christmas period?

In the Premier League era, the notion of a winter break has been the subject of much debate – with the absence of one, for many this being the reason that England consistently under-perform at the major international tournaments. Incoming managers, having learnt their trade in Europe’s other leagues, often lament the heavy Christmas fixture list. Read More »

Television Match Officials – are they now a necessity?

The 2013/14 season saw the introduction of goal-line technology. Which is designed to help referees and linesmen alike with those critical decisions which ultimately determine the outcome of a match; There have been so many times we’ve seen incidents where video replays would’ve been a massive help, but we’re still without them. Read More »

Hull look doomed, Swansea are a mess – but who else will be the final team relegated?

This season has seen some unbelievable stories unfold, from Hull parting with Steve Bruce only days before the season starting, Mike Phelan having 13 fit senior players becoming the caretaker manager, then being top of the league at the end of August. The most unfortunate story was the cries and pleas from fans to make him the permanent manager, before ... Read More »

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