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The next logical step for Lionel Messi: The Premier League

Whether Messi would ever entertain the concept of playing in England is unknown, but it’s getting to the point with Barcelona – that he’s running out of things to win and accolades to claim. What could the world’s most followed league offer the world’s most popular footballer? Read More »

This weekend’s crunch Premier League matches

Another weekend, another batch of mouth-watering Premier League fixtures. We’re at the business end of the season and the battle for survival and the race for the Champions League spots are as fierce as ever. Read More »

Can fixture congestion actually be beneficial?

The generally accepted consensus in football is that fewer fixtures is always of benefit. It’s partly behind the calls for England to introduce a winter break and it’s why many teams choose to play ‘weakened’ sides in cup matches, either to give players a rest or because they don’t really mind going out of the cup as they can focus ... Read More »

Why Leicester City will finish in the top half of the Premier League

Following mass media coverage concerning the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, the Leicester City players have gone about their business quietly. As much as they needed a win, they proved the media and many doubters correct as they smashed Liverpool out of the park, showing they do have the class- something they didn’t show for Ranieri this season. Read More »

Should Manchester United let Wayne Rooney leave on a free transfer?

Wayne Rooney has been an absolute modern-day legend for Manchester United, with the Englishman winning all there is to be won with the Red Devils. However, things have certainly changed over the last few years; and not for the better. His form has been drastically deteriorating and Jose Mourinho will obviously know this. What’s his next move? Read More »

Manchester United should show no sympathy when Bournemouth come visiting at the weekend

Matchday 27 in the Premier League begins with Manchester United hosting a Bournemouth side who are on a run of 4 consecutive defeats in all competitions. But even at that, United cannot afford to show any mercy when the Cherries come to Old Trafford, and they should go all-guns-blazing. Read More »

Five things that we hate about the modern game

As big football fans, we like to watch our favourite teams whether they play well or not so well. In some cases, if you can’t make it to a certain game you can be lucky enough to catch it on television.  We’re going to discuss the five things that we hate to witness while watching the beautiful game. With thousands ... Read More »

2016/17 Premier League best XI according to statistics

Based on current form and according to stats such as average game rating, pass success percentage, aerial challenges won per game, goals, assists, saves and more, here is the Premier League’s best starting XI this season. Read More »

Three weaknesses of Liverpool that Arsenal can expose on Saturday.

On Monday night Liverpool succumbed to a resurgent Leicester team, now they lock horns with another big team in Arsenal on Saturday. This match holds massive knock-on implications for the competition for top 4 places, Liverpool currently sit in 5th only 1 point behind the Gunners. Read More »

The Bundesliga Preview – Gameweek 23

Bundesliga wrap-up

After an absence that hopefully made the heart grow fonder, our German Football correspondent is back with a quick preview of this week’s action. Normal service will be resumed for next week. Read More »

The biggest Premier League fixtures in March

Due to FA Cup quarter-finals and the international break at the end of the month, there are fewer Premier League games taking place in March but still some thrilling contests to look forward to. With Liverpool’s encounters against Arsenal and Manchester City the standout fixtures. Read More »

Why Cesar Azpilicueta will go down as a Chelsea legend

In modern football, it is always so rare and difficult to find a player who you can call a ‘clubman’. Most teams will have the odd one or two who will usually stay and play at that Club for many years and become a legend (which is, of course, a hugely overused word in football). Read More »

FA Trophy: The semi-final draw analysis

Non-League Finals Day

The draw took place this week for the semi-finals of the FA Trophy with five sides remaining in the competition. Are Lincoln City on the brink of two trips to Wembley? Read More »

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