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Sanchez to PSG – Will it Happen?

Paris Saint-Germain are readying a huge £60 million bid for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, and reports from The Sun claim that the Ligue 1 Champions have serious intentions of acquiring Arsenal’s top scorer this season. Read More »

The Bundesliga halftime report – Part One

Part one of the Bundesliga half time report. I will be dealing with the strugglers first, reverse order. Based on my preseason expectations I will also award a grade for each side. Once the transfer window is over I will wrap up the in’s and out’s and offer a prediction for the rest of the season! Read More »

Introducing new Hull City manager Marco Silva

After less than three months in charge, Mike Phelan was sacked by Hull City last week and replaced just two days later by young Portuguese manager, Marco Silva. So who is Silva and can he ensure Hull’s survival in the Premier League this season? Read More »

A look at Nathan Ake’s role back at Chelsea

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte announced his decision to recall versatile Dutch Under-21 International Nathan Ake back from his loan spell with AFC Bournemouth, stating that it was the versatility of the people that drove his decision saying he can play in a number of different roles. Read More »

The Magic of the cup is lost – how do we regain it?

The FA Cup has lost some of its magic; it’s not longer the competition every fan looks forward to and it is treated with contempt by managers who have other priorities – saving their team from relegation, or fighting for the league. It’s a crying shame that this cup, bathed in glory and defining moments, has fallen into such indifference. ... Read More »

Meeting of Desesperación– Osasuna vs. Valencia

Come Monday evening, there’s a not-so-glamourous match between two relegation threatened sides. The hosts, Osasuna were expected to have a challenging season, having being promoted from the second tier last year. Although the mighty, once title-winning side of Valencia also find themselves in the same boat. This Spanish six-pointer may have major ramifications in both clubs chances of staying up. Read More »

Arsenal have bid for Italian striker rejected

In one of the more bizarre and unlikely stories of the January window thus far, Arsenal have reportedly had a £56m, yes, FIFTY-SIX MILLION pound, bid rejected for Torino striker, Andrea Belotti. The bid by Arsenal was made public by Torino’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi in an interview with Sky Italia. Read More »

The Biggest Winners and Losers From the FA Cup Third Round

One competition that offers teams from the lowest cadre of English football the opportunity to play for some prestige is the FA Cup. This year, the 32 teams who successfully negotiated the third round will progress to the next stage – where more hostility awaits. Briefly, we take a look at some of the biggest winners and losers from round ... Read More »

Play it again, Sam

Sportsmen and women often feature liberally in the New Year’s honours list, but one name was conspicuously missing from this year’s roll of honour; Sam Allardyce. Yet he’s back in our newspapers just the same. Read More »

The Toffees have come unstuck

It is clear now that cracks have developed at Everton, in the previously solid and hard-to-beat team that once was, let us take a look at the key areas that need to improve. Read More »

Ademola Lookman: Why Everton’s latest buy will succeed in the Premier League

When 16-year-old Ademola Lookman stepped onto Charlton Athletic’s training ground representing London FA U16s, few would have suspected that less than three years later, he would be signing for Premier League’s Everton for a fee rising to £11m. Read More »

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