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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: 317

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Womens Football
Is Vivianne Miedema the best striker in women’s football?
17:00 Sunday 5th May 2019

Vivianne Miedema was named PFA Player of the Year in April after scoring 22 goals and making 10 assists in 19 games and leading Arsenal to the Women’s Super League title. There were big expectations of Miedema when she came to England…

Premier League
Where will Jack Colback go this summer?
14:04 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Jack Colback's future becomes uncertain at season's end. After falling down the pecking order at Newcastle United, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan this campaign with the option to join permanently in June. Forest manager Martin…

Championship
Jed Steer’s unlikely rise to prominence at Aston Villa
08:00 Friday 12th April 2019

Jed Steer probably can’t believe he’s Aston Villa’s first-choice goalkeeper and has earned a contract extension, given how his situation was months ago. The 26-year-old was playing for League One side Charlton Athletic on…

Premier League
Is it time for Liverpool to sell Adam Lallana this summer?
09:00 Friday 5th April 2019

Adam Lallana could be on his way out of Liverpool this summer, with the midfielder struggling for fitness and playing time over the last two seasons. The Englishman has almost become a forgotten man at Anfield, such has been his lack of appearances,…

Premier League
Kelechi Iheanacho's career is at a crossroads
09:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Eyebrows were raised when Leicester City paid £25m to sign Kelechi Iheanacho in 2017, and two years later the 22-year-old finds his career at a crossroads. Iheanacho has struggled for form and playing time at the King Power Stadium and…

Championship
Where does Jack Grealish's future lie?
11:00 Saturday 30th March 2019

Jack Grealish may not be long for hometown club Aston Villa. Several Premier League clubs appear set to fight over him this summer. The 23-year-old has injected life into Villa’s promotion bid this season. He faces a difficult decision…

Premier League
Is Victor Wanyama on his way out of Tottenham this summer?
08:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Victor Wanyama struggles for form, fitness and playing time at Tottenham. He must choose between the usual two paths this summer. Find a new club or stay and fight?  Injured for the majority of 2018/19, the 27-year-old can’t crack…

Premier League
Are Liverpool finally done with Alberto Moreno?
12:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

Alberto Moreno looks on his way out of Liverpool this summer. His Reds contract expires in June with no hint of an extension. A deal with Lazio appears imminent. Moreno made only five appearances in all competitions before the international…

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…