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Were Norwich the perfect Chelsea tune-up for Manchester United?
08:01 Wednesday 30th October 2019

I am convinced that on some level, even if it was only subconscious, most of the Love United, Hate Glazers mob were rooting for Norwich City to run riot over the Red Devils at Carrow Road. The Canaries green and yellow kit recalls the old Newton…

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Will Poch ever break his trophy curse?
11:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

The midweek defeat against fourth-tier Colchester United not only extended Spurs’ woeful away record but ousted them from the EFL Cup far too early. Mauricio Pochettino will shrug off the importance of a secondary domestic competition…

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Is Lo Celso's injury a concern for Pochettino?
12:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Tottenham Hotspur hoped to start afresh after the season's shaky beginning but misfortune struck again. While on duty for Argentina in a friendly against Chile, new signing Giovani Lo Celso suffered a groin injury. The club confirmed the…

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Could fixture pile-up become an issue for Liverpool this season?
17:00 Sunday 28th July 2019

For Liverpool Football Club, the 2018/19 season ended on a huge high. Securing Champions League glory, winning their sixth European title will forever live long in the memory of the Anfield faithful. That night in Madrid was something…

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Will the ghost of Arsene Wenger haunt Wembley for the EFL Cup final?
09:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Managers tend to last at clubs about as long as the average Hollywood marriage although exceptions exist in both cases. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983 despite eschewing any nuptials. Denzel Washington married Pauletta…

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Baby Steps: Tottenham Hotspur Should Target EFL Cup Glory
08:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tottenham Hotspur’s season is in a slightly precarious situation. Despite flying high in the Premier League and sliding into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds under the radar, winning either competition is beyond their reach.…

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Riyad Mahrez returns to Leicester for the first time with Manchester City
08:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

Riyad Mahrez returns to Leicester for the first time as an opponent tonight. Manchester City visit the King Power Stadium in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal. The Algerian completed his move north in the summer after four and a half years in the…

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A tale of two Phils - How Jones and Foden epitomise their clubs
10:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

A collective groan rose around Old Trafford Tuesday night when Phil Jones trundled towards the box to take his turn in the League Cup penalty shootout against Derby County. Both teams were perfect to that point. However, perfect isn't a…

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Why Granit Xhaka is not the culprit at Arsenal
08:30 Thursday 1st March 2018

Look at Ramsey; he's walking. Xhaka is walking. Ozil is walking. Don't walk. Don't walk at Wembley. Run. Look at Ramsey and Xhaka. Look at them walking back. Central midfield players. These were the words spoken by Manchester United…

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Arsenal's second home and Manchester City's Wembley woes
10:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

It’s ironic that a ground so recently steeped in Arsenal success is now home to their arch rival. The fact remains  Arsenal have won trophies at Wembley. Tottenham haven’t. Manchester City is Sky Blue rather than Lillywhite,…

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Two Manchester City weaknesses Arsenal can expose at Wembley
08:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

The first of this campaign’s two major domestic cup finals is here for fans of English football. Arsenal face Manchester City in the League Cup final. It's a game both managers are under immense pressure to win. Arsenal will…

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Premier League considers winter break: What needs to be moved?
08:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

A winter break won’t be approved for at least another 18 months but it’s being discussed. Premier League clubs appear to be in favour of the move. Managers and players are professionals. We tend to forget they are…

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A tale of two Cities
14:00 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

It’s easy to forget that Manchester City plummeted head first into what was then called Division Two this time two decades ago. A 3-0 victory over fellow Division One strugglers Portsmouth at Fratton Park on 10 January 1998 was Frank…

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Luke Shaw finally finding his feet under Jose Mourinho
15:00 Wednesday 10th January 2018

Luke Shaw made his first Manchester United in two hundred and nineteen days against CSKA Moscow on 5th December in the Champions League and hasn't looked back since. Shaw has made 6 starts in 9 United games since and looks to have finally…

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Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United: 3 talking points
16:00 Wednesday 20th December 2017

Arsenal faced West Ham on Tuesday night for only the third time in League Cup history. Each had one previous win. It was the second contest between the two sides in four days, having played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. After an uninspiring…