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Crippy Cooke

Crippy is a long-suffering Aston Villa supporter and weekly football accumulator enthusiast.

Stealing a living, the balding 27-year-old boasts a wealth of writing experience - Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London 24 and Bleacher Report.


Total articles: 309

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Championship
The truth behind Darren Moore’s sacking at West Bromwich Albion
12:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Darren Moore was sacked by West Bromwich Albion after a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town on March 9. Assistant head coaches Graeme Jones and Wayne Jacobs were also dismissed. James Shan was placed in caretaker charge until a permanent appointment…

Premier League
Will Sam Gallagher leave Southampton following Hasenhuttl's broken promise?
09:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Sam Gallagher nearly left Southampton after Nottingham Forest and Swansea City made loan requests in January. New Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl blocked the deals. He wanted Gallagher in the first-team due to the Saints’ profligacy and…

Premier League
Where does Andy Carroll go after latest injury blow?
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

There are growing fears that Andy Carroll may have played his last game for West Ham United after suffering an ankle injury. Despite undergoing surgery in July to fix the problem, it appears the 30-year-old may have aggravated a past issue…

Premier League
Is Gary Cahill asking why he stayed at Stamford Bridge?
15:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Gary Cahill came close to leaving Chelsea during the January transfer window, frustrated as he was with a lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri. The 33-year-old made just seven appearances this season, one in the Premier League,…

Premier League
Is it finally time for Daniel Sturridge to leave Liverpool?
15:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

Daniel Sturridge has endured another season of inactivity and poor form at Liverpool, but his lack of playing time isn’t down to fitness woes. The 29-year-old has been in the matchday squad in all seven of their Champions League games,…

Premier League
Where does Joe Hart go from Burnley?
09:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart was an unused substitute for the 11th consecutive Premier League game on Sunday, watching on as the Clarets slumped to defeat at Anfield. Dropped after conceding five goals against Everton on Boxing Day, the 31-year-old's…

Premier League
Sean Longstaff's tragic irony
12:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Sean Longstaff rose from obscurity to the Newcastle United first-team this season due to an injury crisis. Now, a knee injury cuts his season short. Longstaff became a star in less than three months after the Magpies lost Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed…

Womens Football
Eni Aluko enjoying a career renaissance in Serie A after Chelsea departure
17:00 Monday 25th February 2019

Few could have been blamed for thinking Eni Aluko’s career was in decline last season as she struggled for playing time at Chelsea and was out of contract that summer. However, the 32-year-old is enjoying a new lease of life in Italy…

Premier League
Mutual Non-Admiration Society: Wolves, Leo Bonatini
09:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

When Wolves and PAOK agreed to terms, Leo Bonatini appeared to be leaving Molineux. Somewhere along the way, however, an 'i' wasn't dotted or a 't' crossed to someone's liking. The deal collapsed and the striker is a…

Premier League
Newcastle's most expensive signing in three years is a colossal flop
09:00 Monday 7th January 2019

Newcastle United’s most expensive signing in the last five transfer windows is Jacob Murphy. His future at St James’ Park is uncertain due to a lack of form and game time since being brought in from Norwich City in July 2017. Murphy…

Premier League
Rachid Ghezzal has failed to fill Riyad Mahrez’s shoes at Leicester City
12:00 Tuesday 1st January 2019

Supporters haven’t taken to Leicester City winger Rachid Ghezzal since his summer move from AS Monaco, with the Algerian international so far failing to make an impact in the Premier League. Ghezzal hasn’t scored or goal or made…

Premier League
Should Mohamed Elneny leave Arsenal?
14:00 Saturday 29th December 2018

 In 2016/17, the Mohamed Elneny made only five Premier League starts between August and December, in 2017/18 just three. This season, the Egyptian international was in Unai Emery's starting lineup once. The 26-year-old appeared 79…

Championship
Have Aston Villa set a dangerous precedent with their new record-signing?
15:05 Monday 24th December 2018

Somewhat out of the blue, Aston Villa paid £7m for Lovre Kalinic – Croatia’s No.1 goalkeeper – who will be available to play in January. The 28-year-old was a transfer target for Villa back in 2016 but his protracted…

Premier League
Will Newcastle grant Isaac Hayden his desired January exit?
12:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden returned to the matchday squad in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Rafael Benitez handed the Chelmsford native his first Premier League appearance from the bench for three weeks. It was…

Premier League
Why did Leicester spend so heavily to backup Kasper Schmeichel?
09:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Leicester City signed Danny Ward from Liverpool for more than £12 million over the summer, making him the priciest goalkeeper signed in their history. In all, 21 keepers joined Premier League clubs in the last transfer window. Only four…