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Top 10 Premier League signings in January

The Premier League clubs, as well as acquiring players on loan, spent a combined £220 million in the January transfer window. The recent arrivals are now beginning to adjust to their new surroundings, with most having already made their debuts. Here are the signings we think will make the biggest impact. Read More »

Conte to use Chelsea fringe players again against Wolverhampton Wanderers

This weekend see’s the return of the magic of the FA Cup. It has become the norm for the big Clubs to select their fringe and young players in such fixtures, but as the rounds progress will we continue to see this as the stakes get higher? Read More »

Will there be a giant killer in the 5th round of the FA Cup?

The FA Cup is notorious for upsets, which is why the bookies offer such good odds for nearly all FA Cup ties. With sensible selections, it is possible to make an extra few quid in FA Cup games.  Read More »

League One: Sheffield United Vs Scunthorpe United preview

League one is starting to take shape as we head into the final third of the season. Coventry City is still, unfortunately chasing at the foot of the table with Sheffield United leading the line for the top spot. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already achieving great things at Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

As we all know, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a footballer renowned across the globe as a perennial winner. The now 35-year-old took a huge risk in moving to Manchester United over the summer, but it is a decision that is paying off for both player and club. Read More »

Hisato Satō pursues career revival at Nagoya Grampus

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The veteran striker has joined the Grampus in the hope reigniting his career after a relatively uneventful year with Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Whilst he’ll be playing in the second-tier; Nagoya is an important club which can help him rekindle his form. Read More »

5 Talking points from Manchester United’s Europa League win

Manchester United clinched a first-leg win against French side St. Etienne to all but end the tie and guarantee progression into the next round of the Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged his first hat-trick in a United shirt, whilst the Pogba brothers (Paul and Florentin) squared up against one another for the first time in their careers.  Read More »

What has Pep Guardiola done with Kelechi Iheanacho?

The best striker in the Premier League in terms of minutes per goal ratio has been conspicuously missing in action for his Manchester club – so, it’s only rational to ask the question – where is Kelechi Iheanacho? What really has become of him under Pep Guardiola? Read More »

This is why Antonio Conte should use rotation now

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte has been using the same starting 11 players since before Christmas and has enjoyed a great run, turning around a stuttering start to the season and switching the formation to 3-4-3. Read More »

Urawa’s shot at Redemption: the Japanese Super Cup

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Urawa Red Diamonds are likely to still be sore from the last day of last season. They went the distance and were one of the best teams throughout the whole campaign, but lost the title in the endgame via away goals. This winner-take-all curtain raiser will give them the opportunity of redemption against Kashima Antlers. Read More »

Rafa, Toon, and a Football Manager’s Many Roads

Robert Frost celebrated individuality and choice with his poem The Road Not Taken. In our result-driven myopia, football fans see managers who arrive at success from unexpected origins as emulating Frost’s spirit, ignoring that they are all seeking to climb the same mountain but have merely been forced to travel back roads to beat traffic, as it were. Read More »

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