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Guardiola won’t back down regarding Joe Hart decision – but he’s wrong

Over the summer, one of the most intriguing decisions made by any Premier League manager was Pep Guardiola wielding the axe and letting Joe Hart leave. The reliable Englishman headed off to Torino on a season-long loan, and he was replaced by FC Barcelona man Claudio Bravo. Read More »

Will we see a Juventus star in the Premier League next season?

Higuain, Dani Alves, Juan Cuadrado, Claudio Marchisio, Leonardo Bonucci are a few of Juventus’ top players to date. With the exception of Cuadrado, it’s a surprise that not many of the Italian side have graced the most expensive league in the world. However, one particular player which will have definitely caught Premier League scouts eyes, is 23-year-old, Paulo Dybala. Read More »

Will Gareth Bale ever reach the heights of Cristiano Ronaldo?

Despite being 31 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo is still the kingpin of the Bernabéu. However as many have said for years, all good things must come to an end and someone new will always rise. Many a footballer has been proclaimed as the ‘new Ronaldo’ but all of them have failed to live up to the hype.  Read More »

The incredible turnaround at Chelsea

Many truly astounding things happened in the Premier League last season as expectation was thrown out of the window. Of course, the main story was Leicester’s fairy-tale title win, as they defied odds as long as 5000-1 to take an improbable Premier League title. Chelsea, on the other hand, suffered a season of abject performances and disappointment. The then reigning ... Read More »

The three best attacking-midfielders in the Premier League this season

Carrying on with our ‘three best’ series, we’re swiftly moving onto the attacking midfielder position. In footballing terms, an awful lot hinges on this spot in the team as it’s where the forwards tend to get most of their service. Just who have been the top performers in that area of the field? Let’s take a look. Read More »

What next for Manchester United?

A Cup final win is something that should always be celebrated hugely by both player and fan. It is the culmination of a usually gruelling knockout process that leaves everyone at the club exhausted mentally, especially if, in the case of Southampton, the final ends in a loss. Read More »

Can Brighton win the Championship?

Brighton, to many this season, has been the surprise package of the Championship. Following a solid season last time out, Chris Hughton has shown why he has been boss of some top clubs in the past as he is currently sitting top of the pile after narrowly losing to title rivals, Newcastle, in a tight affair at the Amex last night Read More »

Areas where Christian Eriksen needs to improve

Since his arrival at Tottenham, the Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen has been a regular starter; and put in some great performances for the club. The problem is he is not consistent and I feel he can, and needs, to improve, as there has been a lack of significant progression during his time with Spurs. Read More »

What happens to Manchester United when Zlatan Ibrahimovic decides to moves on?

In the EFL Cup final this past Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed yet again precisely how indispensable he is to Manchester United at the moment. But at 35 years of age, he won’t be around for much longer. So, what happens to United when the Swede calls time on his career at Old Trafford? Read More »

The stats which sums up Liverpool’s decline under Klopp

When Jurgen Klopp arrived Liverpool in October 2015, there was an unbelievable new level of optimism and belief among the players, fans and everyone around the club. But after nearly one-and-a-half years in charge, it seems the German tactician hasn’t entirely been the upgrade many would have hoped to his predecessor, Brendan Rodgers. Read More »

Did the Premier League predict Brexit?

Once upon a time, not too long ago, I began a story about watching the Super Bowl by referencing David Goldblatt’s wonderful football history, The Ball Is Round. If you didn’t immediately reach for your credit card to purchase the book, you should have. Life is filled with second chances, though. I’ll wait while you do it now. Read More »

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