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The three best centre-backs in the Premier League right now

The Premier League has always been known as the most exciting competition in association football, and once again, England’s top flight is delivering the goods. The race for the top four is tight, as is the relegation battle that is warming up rather nicely. Known for its tough-tackling and physicality, it’s time to take a look at the three best ... Read More »

Who skippers Manchester United next?

Despite Wayne Rooney only being named Manchester United captain less than three years ago, the armband at Old Trafford may well be up for grabs again come the end of the campaign, but who will Jose Mourinho choose to lead his side as they quest to return to the top of the table again. Read More »

Edinson Cavani: The ever-moving goalscorer

Edinson Cavani might be the best striker off of the ball in the world. He proved so again in the win over Barcelona with a slicing, reverse run and finish. Read More »

Champions League: Five truths from PSG’s drubbing of Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain produced one of their most memorable performances in history on Tuesday to thrash Barcelona 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League. Goals from birthday boys, Angel Di Maria (brace) and Edinson Cavani coupled with another from new signing, Julian Draxler, helped the Parisians inflict the joint-worst defeat on the Catalans. Read More »

Rafa Benitez’s tactical stubbornness could cost Newcastle United promotion

Newcastle currently sit at the top of the Championship with a small gap to 3rd placed Huddersfield, which on the face of it may not seem that bad as automatic promotion is the one and only objective for the North East club. However, the Magpies have thrown away points on countless occasions this season in games they should have easily gone ... Read More »

Have we witnessed the death of possession football?

There is no denying that Barcelona have been absolutely fantastic, often indestructible and just pure magic to watch for many seasons now and I for one have been really glad to have been around to witness it. Read More »

Relegation: What is it good for?

What does relegation actually mean for football clubs in the modern game? It used to be the worst possible end to a season in years gone by but how many clubs would actually prefer to step down a tier these days? Why do so many clubs willingly embrace the drop?  Read More »

Do Manchester United benefit or suffer from remaining alive in four competitions?

Having to choose who to save is a classic hero’s dilemma. Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor put the choice to Christopher Reeve’s Superman in the first motion picture featuring the Man of Steel. Stop a missile headed for the West Coast or save Lois Lane from being buried alive. Reeve’s Superman opted for the missile, then flew counterclockwise around the planet ... Read More »

Does Adnan Januzaj still have a future at Manchester United?

Adnan Januzaj was one of the players Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho chose to ship out on loan in the summer. The Belgian has struggled whilst he has been on loan; finding it hard to deliver credible performances week in week out and now his future as a United player is in serious doubt. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion : The Dark Horses of The Season

West Bromwich Albion have established themselves for some time now as a Premier League club. This season sees their 7th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. Read More »

Burnley’s success exceeds merely having grit and determination

As this Premier League campaign approaches its home stretch, the side from Turf Moor are one of the teams exceeding expectations this season. Although Burnley is, at times, viewed as an unfashionable club and often left unappreciated, they deserve more credit as their work ethic is just one facet contributing towards their success. Read More »

Why Arsenal fans should welcome Rafa Benitez with open arms.

The Arsène Wenger saga seems to become more and more complicated by the day. According to the Daily Mirror, Rafa Benitez is now among the shortlist of world class managers set to replace Arsene Wenger if he leaves at the end of the season. Read More »

Barcelona gets trolled mercilessly on twitter after heavy defeat in Paris

There was no love in Paris for Barcelona on Saint Valentine’s Day as the Spanish giants received a Champions League humiliation at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. This was one of those Champions League nights that left fans in awe! Football had been redefined on a cold windy night in the French capital.     ... Read More »

The January Deals That Never Happened

Despite being in the very centre of February and fresh out of a Transfer Window; the rumour mill continues to turn with just as much ferocity courtesy of the ‘definite deals’ that never materialised. I thought we should probably have a look at why these deals didn’t happen, starting with probably the most bizarre of the lot: Read More »

Managers need to be shown more respect

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

With all the money and expectation in the modern game, football managers are under more pressure than ever. Over the last few weeks I have been shocked at how certain players, fans and journalists have treated managers and feel it’s time a little more appreciation is shown to the men brave enough to take on the roles. Read More »

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