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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: 281

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Premier League
Bournemouth red-faced as £20m experiment with Jermaine Defoe fails
12:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Jermaine Defoe made his second appearance in nearly two months for Bournemouth on November 10th. Eddie Howe introduced him in the second half of the Cherries’ Premier League defeat to Newcastle United. Defoe was given only eight minutes…

Premier League
Is Victor Moses finished at Chelsea?
12:00 Thursday 15th November 2018

Victor Moses wasn’t even in the matchday squad as Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Everton over the weekend. It's the eighth time he’s been left out in the Premier League by Maurizio Sarri. The 27-year-old has grown accustomed…

Championship
Why Micah Richards has gone more than two years without an Aston Villa appearance
12:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has gone more than two years without playing a competitive game for the Midlands outfit. He hasn’t made the matchday squad in any competition for Villa since September 19, 2017, and is nailed on to…

Premier League
Will Danny Welbeck stick or twist at Arsenal?
08:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

Danny Welbeck will soon have a difficult decision to make. The England international must decide whether to stick it out at Arsenal or consider moving away next summer. Not only out of contract at the season's end, but he is also currently…

Championship
What happened to Henri Lansbury at Aston Villa?
15:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Midfielder Henri Lansbury was left out of Aston Villa's matchday squad for Friday’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. He sat out a Championship game for the 11th time this season. Yet to rack up a single minute in the division,…

Premier League
Is Shinji Okazaki coming to the end at Leicester City?
12:00 Thursday 1st November 2018

Shinji Okazaki struggles for form while playing for Leicester City this season. Consequently, the Japanese striker could be on his way out of the club when his contract comes to an end next summer. Okazaki remained a regular in the starting…

Premier League
Could this be Manolo Gabbiadini's last season at Southampton?
12:00 Tuesday 30th October 2018

Manolo Gabbiadini’s Southampton career has wavered in the past 18 months. Both a lack of form and playing time suggest the Italian striker is fighting for his future at St Mary’s. After underperforming last season, Gabbiadini is…

Premier League
Alexander Sorloth: Curious case of the Crystal Palace striker
17:00 Friday 26th October 2018

Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sørloth hit out at manager Roy Hodgson during the October international break, admitting to a Norwegian outlet that it was “frustrating to sit on the bench”. The 22-year-old has spent nine…

Premier League
Isaac hasn't been much of a Success at Watford
09:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Watford striker Isaac Success hasn’t had the impact he hoped since returning from a loan spell at Malaga. The 22-year-old was Watford’s club-record signing at £12.5 million in 2016. He spent last season in La Liga in…

Premier League
Stuart Armstrong struggling at Southampton after Celtic switch
17:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Stuart Armstrong has struggled for playing time at Southampton after making the switch from Celtic over the summer. The 26-year-old has been used sparingly by new manager Mark Hughes, picking up more minutes for the Scotland national team than…

Championship
Can Kieran Gibbs resurrect his career by earning promotion with West Brom?
17:30 Saturday 13th October 2018

It’s almost two years to the day since Kieran Gibbs was called up to the England squad ahead of Luke Shaw to replace the injured Ryan Bertrand. The left-back couldn’t be further away from another invitation from Gareth Southgate.…

Premier League
Could Danny Drinkwater leave Chelsea after just one season?
15:00 Tuesday 15th May 2018

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater looks set to leave less than 12 months after joining from Leicester City. Having initially struggled for regular playing time, the 28-year-old has since been completely frozen out. With his career at stake,…

Premier League
Where are Newcastle United hiding Chancel Mbemba?
08:00 Monday 14th May 2018

Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba has become a forgotten man this season and may have an uncertain future this summer. The 23-year-old was prevalent at the start of the campaign before being quickly frozen out of the first-team and reduced…

Premier League
The sad reality of the future of Juan Mata at Manchester United
12:00 Sunday 13th May 2018

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has an uncertain future this summer. The 30-year-old enters the last year of his current deal at Old Trafford and has no guarantee of a starting place next season. Ever since making the surprise switch…

Premier League
Is Kyle Walker-Peters' future at Tottenham Hotspur?
12:00 Saturday 12th May 2018

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker-Peters was reportedly in contract talks last month, with a view to extend his deal past 2020. But given his lack of activity in the first-team this season, coupled with the stiff competition for a…

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