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Arsenal’s Champions League streak threatened

Although often derided for their ability to scrape a top-four finish, Arsenal football club possess an unrivalled English record for having qualified for Champions League football every season under Arsène Wenger. However, recent mediocre results leave Arsenal’s Champions League streak in jeopardy. Read More »

Ross Barkley needs to raise his game, immediately

A few years ago, Ross Barkley broke onto the scene and before long everyone believed he would evolve into the next Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. Football fans everywhere expected him to become a fantastic creative midfielder. However, he has made no progression as a player and has done little to show why he should be in the England squad. Read More »

Book Review – It’s Only Banter – The Autobiography of Leroy Rosenior

Leroy Rosenior

By his own admission, the football career of Leroy Rosenior wasn’t the most glorious or trophy-laden. The central theme of his compelling story, however, goes way beyond his achievements on the pitch and in the dug-out. It is the story of being a black footballer in 1980’s England where insults, threats, prejudice and discrimination were a daily occurrence. Where racism was ... Read More »

Is Fergie Time Over? The Future of Manchester United

Manchester United

For far too long, fans of Premier League clubs accused Manchester United of ‘buying’ the title and reinforcing beyond the realms of fairness but is this really the case? Sir Alex Ferguson is hailed, to this day, as a father in football to many players throughout the English League alone – is Fergie time truly over? Read More »

If Wenger Does Go, I Want Pardew for Arsenal

If Wenger leaves, Warren Smith wants Alan Pardew for Arsenal

It’s highly unlikely anything will happen between now and season’s end. Moreover, I don’t want Arsène Wenger to leave. But should Stan Kroenke and upper management feel Arsène’s time is up, I think they should appoint Alan Pardew for Arsenal boss. Read More »

Could Chelsea slip up?

Antonio Conte struggled with his transfer window buys

Chelsea’s shock defeat at home to Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christen Benteke, gave hope to a Tottenham side who beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor. But, with the gap still a sizeable seven points, can Spurs achieve the impossible? Could Chelsea slip? Let’s look ahead to remaining fixtures to see where they might. Read More »

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