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Will Leicester avoid the drop?

What a sad story it is, somehow reviving themselves from a relegation scrap the previous season in the ‘great escape’, to winning the Premier League, to somehow finding themselves in yet another relegation scrap with the possibility of going down.  Read More »

Sam Allardyce has been a disaster signing for Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce

22nd and 23rd December 2016 – Crystal Palace can look back at those dates and know they had committed serious blunders! They had fired Alan Pardew on the 22nd and employed ‘you know who’ on the 23rd. Fast forward to mid-February and the Eagles are absolutely miserable with Big Sam. Read More »

Why has Jermain Defoe been consistently neglected by England?

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe just seems to be getting better with age and with a rather youthful England squad needing a bit of experience, why has the 34-year-old been neglected by the Three Lions in recent years? Read More »

Leicester City: What’s gone so wrong?

Well, I guess there’s only one place to begin – during the summer. If there were several things Leicester needed to make sure of, it was that they did the following: Read More »

Wenger Doesn’t Deserve the Bum’s Rush

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

We love to put sporting heroes on a pedestal, if for no other reason, knowing the opportunity will inevitably arrive to tear them down. Such is human nature. Manchester United’s two thirty-five-year-olds, Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimović, can back me up on this. So, can their captain, Wayne Rooney, and he’s only thirty-one. Year after year they put up with naysayers, reading ... Read More »

The Transfer Market: The Cost of the Past Part 2

In the second of my transfer pieces; I’ll be looking at a few more current players who never actually commanded transfer fees, and comparing them to players who have. We’ll see if the fees can be justified based on players who never moved on and, of course, put a price on the legends. Read More »

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