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Should players return to play for their former clubs?

With recent rumours that Wayne Rooney may be returning to Goodison Park in the summer, I look at five players who returned to their former clubs. Does a return to familiar surroundings tend to work? Or is it best to leave the past in the past? Read More »

Stoke City show that stagnating success becomes boring

Stoke City earned a tough point away at Manchester City on Wednesday night. Their stagnant success is in stark contrast to that of their hosts. Is money the only way to get to the top? Read More »

Manchester City Slip Up At Home Against Stoke City

Wednesday night saw Manchester City face up against Stoke City at the Etihad stadium. It was an interesting fixture even though nobody could get on the scoreline. There were chances at both ends but both sides were unable to break the deadlock. Read More »

A moments appreciation for Stoke City’s Joe Allen

Joe Allen is only 26-years of age. I personally find this hard to believe, the guy seems to have been around in football forever and is certainly a name you will be used to hearing. But not always in a positive way. Read More »

What’s going on with Wilfried Bony?

Wilfried Bony has played just 11 games for Stoke City this season, scoring just two goals. What is going on with the former Swansea City hitman? Read More »

Life after football: What are they doing now?

As many footballers will tell you; fifteen to twenty years is all you get as a career – sometimes even less – and the career options once the boots are hung up aren’t all that glamorous in many cases. Here, we’ll look at some players who’ve fallen from the grace of their professional footballing careers and catch up with their ... Read More »

Peter Crouch refuses to be the forgotten man

After an illustrious 17-season career in the English top flight and a period of being a dependable frontman for England, Peter Crouch went off the footballing radar over the last 18 months. However, the Stoke City striker is back in form and netted his 100th Premier League goal on Wednesday night. Read More »

Time for Swans to say no more Mr Nice Guy

Purely based on personality, if there is an English equivalent for José Mourinho, it has to be Nigel Pearson. Roughhousing with opposing players during a match and engaging in semantic pissing contests with journalists during pressers will quickly earn you a reputation for surliness. I’m even beginning to believe, in light of the Special One’s recent pre-match diplomacy towards West Brom’s Tony Pulis– Tony ... Read More »

The benefit of keeping faith with your manager

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Modern football is a phenomenon where arguably there’s nothing like it. While the rest of Britain is in a recession, some argue that football is in a world of its own. Read More »

The biggest Premier League fixtures in October

We have chosen six of the standout games taking place in October, which includes the top two in the table going head-to-head, and the encounter between two of the biggest clubs in English football: Liverpool and Manchester United. Read More »

With Martinez not wanted by the fans, which manager should Everton turn to?

The air around Goodison Park at the minute is unpleasant, to say the least. With the club looking set to finish in the bottom-half of the table, well below all expectations, the majority of the blue-half of Merseyside are pointing the finger at one man, Roberto Martinez. Read More »

Mark Hughes is the forgotten man of the Premier League

The manager. A man who is the front and centre of every team, the fall guy if things go wrong, the celebrated one if success comes a knocking. There is, however, one man who is performing beyond expectations who is flying well and truly under the radar. That man is Mark Hughes, an understated, former Manchester United forward, bringing top ... Read More »

The Stoke Model: What all promoted clubs should look to follow

Stoke City may not glitz and glamour of Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester United but they have enjoyed several seasons in the top-flight and in the last two seasons have finished in the top-half of the table Read More »

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