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Will Rafa Benitez really walk out on Newcastle United?

Reports have emerged Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is “open to offers” from other clubs over a growing frustration with owner Mike Ashley.

Reports have emerged Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is “open to offers” from other clubs over a growing frustration with owner Mike Ashley. Lack of transfer activity is believed to be the crux of the fallout. Broken promises for more lucrative spending could result in a premature parting between club and manager. But will Rafa really walk out on Newcastle? ... Read More »

How Cristiano Ronaldo has evolved as a No. 9

Cristiano Ronaldo

In recent years, astronomical developments have taken place in the playing style of Cristiano Ronaldo. Transforming from a mercurial, goal scoring winger, cutting inside to shoot and aiming to outmanoeuvre, to simply a goalscorer who’s superb movement, timing of runs and footballing brain have allowed Ronaldo to acclimatise in a new role. As a result, Ronaldo has become an even bigger ... Read More »

2017/18 Premier League predictions

Some things in football are absolutely nailed on and will happen without much question. Jose Mourinho will always have an issue admitting he is wrong, Arsene Wenger will spend 30p on a coffee from the nasty machine instead of heading for Starbucks and Jonjo Shelvey will pick up more red cards than he scores goals. Read More »

Mohamed Salah: An Egyptian tale

Mohamed Salah

With the transfer window now closed, we have seen some of the biggest deals in world football. But before deadline day there were some really good purchases by many clubs. One of them being Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. He signed with Liverpool from Roma for a fee of around £37m possibly rising to £44m. Read More »

Dr. Oxlade and Mr. Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly looking away from Arsenal and the Emirates for greener pastures. Not for money but to play the position he prefers.

Arsenal has sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. What a poor decision. No, wait. It’s great! He wasn’t even in the first choice team. Or was he? Our only exposure to the player is inconsistent runs where he either took our breath away or left us wanting more. Read More »

Danny Drinkwater’s Leicester City absence will be terribly felt

Deadline day was action packed. Several big deals were completed. One involved Leicester City fans favourite, Danny Drinkwater.

Deadline day was action packed. Several big deals were completed. One involved Leicester City fans favourite, Danny Drinkwater. A few days prior to the transfer deadline, news broke the Premier League champion had submitted a transfer request, leaving Foxes fans confused and heartbroken. Reigning Premier League champion Chelsea had been linked with the player throughout the summer. The Blues finally ... Read More »

Can Fernando Llorente make a difference at Spurs?

Fernando Llorente

On the final day of the 2017 summer transfer window, Fernando Llorente completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur. The Spanish centre-forward transferred from Welsh club Swansea City for an undisclosed fee. It was a deal many thought would not happen, but Mauricio Pochettino got his man and will now add to the depth of his squad. Read More »

Transfer window report: Arsenal – how good or bad?

Another poor transfer window for Wenger

Frustrating, fiascos, failure, three words to describe the summer transfer window for Wenger’s Arsenal. If this was what Ivan Gazidis meant by Wenger being a “catalyst for change“, then he, the board and Wenger need to be axed. It all started well with the early signings of Lacazette and Kolasinac, but it’s been exits ever since.  Read More »

Arsenal: Actions speak louder than words

Through a myriad of sales and not many additions, Arsenal has made a £27 million profit this summer. For most clubs, this would be seen as a positive sign highlighting a responsible and considered running of the club. But for the Gunners, a club that spouted its ambition as Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract, it’s absolutely criminal. Read More »

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