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Liam Newman
Liam is a freelance football writer published by Shoot, Goal, Bleacher Report, Late Tackle, Blowing Bubbles, SportsKeeda, These Football Times, Football Whispers, and more. He supports West Ham and has watched England play in over 35 countries.

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Never Thought I’d Say This: Steven Taylor Is Spot On
15:30 Friday 3rd February 2017

When I hear the name Steven Taylor, my first thoughts are of that pathetic attempt of getting away with the most blatant of handballs against Aston Villa. That's closely followed by the sheer disbelief that he played nearly 200 Premier League…

Premier League
Would Max Allegri be a suitable replacement for Arsene Wenger?
12:00 Wednesday 1st February 2017

With less than six months to run on Arsene Wenger's current deal, speculation surrounding the Frenchman's potential summer departure gains momentum by the week. Should the 67-year-old decide to call it a day, his successor will have some huge…

The Weekend Punt: Read Our FA Cup 4th Round Selections Here
20:45 Friday 27th January 2017

FA Cup weekend is upon us once more, and the fourth round serves up plenty of mouth-watering ties. And there's no better way to celebrate than winning some money with a bet. Clubs are now just three games away from a Wembley semi-final, and…

Premier League
Robert Snodgrass signing would seal the fate of both Burnley and Hull City
12:27 Thursday 26th January 2017

Just weeks after triggering their option of a one-year extension on the player's contract, Premier League strugglers Hull City look set to offload star man Robert Snodgrass to rivals Burnley.  While the Tigers may receive £10m, it's a sale…

Jack Wilshere deserves one last crack at Arsenal
09:50 Wednesday 25th January 2017

Despite thriving during the first half of a season-long loan aimed at rebuilding his confidence and general love of playing football, Jack Wilshere is reportedly still in the dark about whether boyhood club Arsenal want to retain his services.…

Does Neymar get the adulation he deserves?
19:00 Monday 23rd January 2017

After ending an extended open play drought in La Liga with his late strike at Eibar on Sunday, Barcelona star Neymar is now level with the great Ronaldinho on 94 goals for the Camp Nou giants. But as he closes on the century, is it time for…

The weekend punt: Which selections should be on your Saturday coupon?
10:30 Saturday 21st January 2017

  Whether you're at the stadium or watching Jeff Stelling and the boys, placing a bet on the football is a crucial part of the perfect Saturday. However, there's no doubt that it's a lot more fun when you're winning! Knowing which games to…

Is this the most important player in the Bundesliga this season?
18:00 Friday 20th January 2017

Cast your minds back to the 2011-12 Premier League season and you might just recall a French striker named Anthony Modeste who spent a dismal six months at Blackburn Rovers.Here he picked up more red cards than goals. Five years later, though,…

What can Pep Guardiola do to solve Manchester City’s goalkeeping crisis?
12:00 Friday 20th January 2017

The fierce playground of Premier League football is often subjected to a realm of hyperbole, but is no exaggeration that Manchester City is   currently suffering a goalkeeper crisis. As it stands, the Citizens are lacking a presence of a world-class…

Premier League
Four Ligue 1 stars that Premier League clubs should target
17:30 Thursday 19th January 2017

Earlier this week, Sam Allardyce revealed that his Crystal Palace will be forced to search the continent for potential signings as inflated prices make it impossible to find value in England. Given his past utilisation of the French market…

Premier League
5 forgotten Premier League stars in desperate need of a January transfer
17:45 Wednesday 18th January 2017

The January transfer window is already in its second half, and the activity has been rather disappointing, to say the least. But don't let the calm before the storm fool you, a flurry of deals is coming. A number of players will be seeking…

England National Team
If Aidy Boothroyd is not named England U21 boss, something is terribly wrong
13:00 Wednesday 18th January 2017

Nearly two months after confirming Gareth Southgate as the permanent head coach, officials at the FA are set to announce his heir to the U21 thrown before the end of the week. Despite receiving over 100 applications and interviewing several…

Chinese Super League
Hooray! Chinese Super League Clubs May Finally Stop Splashing The Cash
12:30 Monday 16th January 2017

Over the past few days, Chelsea's Diego Costa has become the latest superstar to have seemingly had his head turned by the riches of the CSL, where he could potentially earn a reported £30m a year. Frankly, the financial power of a poor league…

Will The World’s First £100m Player Be Bought In The January Transfer Window?
12:00 Sunday 15th January 2017

  On August 8th, 2016, Paul Pogba became the world's most expensive footballer thanks to a mind-blowing £89m switch back to Manchester United; four years after leaving Old Trafford for Juventus. With the way football is going, however, it won't…

Premier League
Who can West Ham sign to replace wantaway Dimitri Payet?
16:30 Friday 13th January 2017

Nothing lasts forever, and it appears that West Ham's bubbles have burst once more as Dimitri Payet's magical spell at the club is racing towards a rather acrimonious end. The Frenchman was undoubtedly one of the Premier League's star performers…