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Premier League: The Alternative Team of the Season

The PFA Team of the Year is often full of players who won the title and many of the league’s star performers are left out due to the ignorance of journalists. Instead of relying on their judgement; here’s an alternative Premier League Team of the Season (so far) in a standard 4-4-2 formation. Read More »

Sergio Ramos, time and time again!

Some players down the years have that uncanny knack for getting their team out of jail. The kind that steps up and finds the winning goal in a game of great importance or when the side hasn’t quite been at its best. Sergio Ramos appears to have this trait well and truly flowing through his veins! Read More »

The Facts: The FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Manchester United

Much has already been said about Chelsea’s victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup. However very little has carried much weight in terms of factual analysis. The bulk of the media attention has been opinion based and has not got to the crux of the matter. Read More »

Can Leicester beat Sevilla in the Champions League Tonight?

Leicester City are in good form as of late and ironically after Claudio Ranieri’s departure. With the new appointment of Craig Shakespeare, Leicester fans will be wondering, could they be saved from relegation. Read More »

Mid-Week cup game, exactly what’s needed for struggling Sanfrecce

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One point from their last three games isn’t exactly the form that Sanfrecce Hiroshima fans are used to. It’s also far from the wanted form given it’s the 25th Anniversary of the club too. The team are out of sorts, but their upcoming cup game will give them insight on how to tackle the league. Read More »

The halfway line goal – not as impressive as you think

We’ve all seen them and we’ve all marvelled at the sheer class a halfway line goal shows but, if you take a closer look and disassemble the goal itself, they may not be anywhere near as impressive as you might imagine. Read More »

Leyton Orient: League One playoffs to non-league in 2 seasons

Imagine finishing 3rd in the Sky Bet League One, the closest team from automatic promotion to the Championship – only to lose in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley. What an amazing place to be in for a manager, player, fan and club. I look at Leyton Orient’s collapse since the 2013-2014 season, what went wrong and how they can fix it. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku has grown bigger than Everton

If there’s any striker who has matured incredibly in the Premier League in the last five seasons, it’s Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has become one of the most feared forwards in the country and is constantly proving himself worthy of playing for a top side. Read More »

Defeat to Manchester City shows why Middlesbrough are in real trouble

On Saturday Middlesbrough was knocked out of the FA Cup at the Riverside by Manchester City, but the nature of the defeat is what will leave the Teesside faithful worried that Aitor Karanka cannot turn their fortunes around. Read More »

Mel Morris’ managerial merry-go-round continues as Derby appoint a fifth manager in just over a year.

The philosopher George Santayana once said: ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ It seems apparent that Derby County Chairman Mel Morris has never heeded that statement, or simply has just chosen to ignore it altogether. Read More »

Despite defeat, Manchester United deserve credit for performance at Stamford Bridge

The FA Cup quarterfinal game against Chelsea really couldn’t have come on a tougher day for Jose Mourinho and his men. The ban to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and injuries to Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial meant United had just one fit striker for the tie at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Tom Cairney to arrest Scotland’s slump

Tom Cairney is the heartbeat of his side. His craft, guile, and fight have led Fulham to 7th in the table, and two points off 6th. It was about time he received a call-up to the national team. Read More »

Forgotten Premier League Foreign Imports

Many fans firmly believe the Premier League is the greatest competition in the world but it hasn’t quite measured up to some player’s estimations during their time in England. Some of the best players of all time have journeyed to our little isle in pursuit of the best football can offer them but they’ve rather faded into the grey of ... Read More »

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