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The relegation round-up in the major European leagues

Every year a number of teams in every league face the fate of getting relegated. For those that get relegated in the top leagues in Europe, it is even more disheartening. We’ll take a look at who has been relegated so far in the “top five leagues in Europe”. Read More »

4 things Atletico Madrid must do to reach the Champions League final

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid‘s Champions League hex against Real Madrid played out once again when the pair squared off in the semi-final last Tuesday night. For the fourth successive season, Diego Simeone’s team look likely to miss out on the title no thanks to their rival who were 3-0 winners at the Bernabeu. Read More »

A dramatic title win, but was Newcastle United’s season a failure?

Newcastle United

It proved to be an incredibly dramatic last day in the Championship the last gasp Jack Grealish goal secured a 1-1 draw for Aston Villa against Brighton, which meant Newcastle United were crowned champions following a 3-0 win over Barnsley. Read More »

Chelsea offer far more than a dour defence

Chelsea demolished Middlesbrough in a ruthless performance on Monday night. They are now just one win from being crowned Premier League champions, a title that is anchored on far more than a merely dour defence. Read More »

The unbeaten run is finally over for Manchester United

Manchester United

And the award for the most pointless unbeaten run goes to…Manchester United. Only in England could a team be 7th, go on a 25 match unbeaten run and still be 5th when it ends. If you look at United’s record in this run, it’s clear where the issue is: attack.  Read More »

Premier League: 7 biggest stats from Matchday 36

Chelsea edged closer to their sixth Premier League title with a resounding 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Monday. The Blues’ win at Stamford Bridge didn’t only plant their fist on the trophy but ultimately sent Boro back to the Championship after just one year in the top flight.   Read More »

Does Diego Costa really want to stay in London?

The money in the modern game is truly astounding, with the Premier League leading the way for so long with regard to financial firepower. However, in the last few months, Chinese football have been flexing their own financial muscles as they have taken a number of talented players to the fledgling league. Read More »

Club Ownership: A big problem that is getting bigger

Protest at club ownership

They say at the end of the season, the table doesn’t lie. That’s true, the best team wins the championship in whichever league they play. The three worst teams go down and suffer relegation. However, the tables does not explain the underlying club ownership problem that is affecting more of our heritage packed clubs. Read More »

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