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Richard Pike

Wigan Athletic season ticket holder and avid football fan. Have a strong interest in all football with a specific focus on the Premier League, English Football League, La Liga, Serie A and other mid-ranking European leagues such as Portuguese Primeira Liga, Russian Premier League and Dutch Eredivisie. Also a big fan of international football and several other sports. 


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Spain
Can Fernando Vazquez throw drowning Deportivo a lifeline?
17:00 Friday 17th January 2020

On Friday 19 May 2000, a shockwave swept Spanish football. After a topsy-turvy La Liga campaign littered with shock results, Deportivo de la Coruna emerged as La Liga's surprise champions. A 2-0 home victory over Espanyol at Riazor…

Spain
Did Julen Lopetegui dig his Sevilla grave by selling Munas Dabbur?
09:01 Thursday 9th January 2020

'Cup Kings' perfectly describes Sevilla since the millennium's turn. The Andalusians accumulated five Europa leagues, one Supercopa de Espana and two Copas del Rey in that span. The problem is failure throughout this golden…

Spain
How tight is Peter Lim's leash on new Valencia boss Albert Celades?
17:00 Thursday 19th December 2019

Turbulence and Valencia CF never seem too far apart. It’s no exaggeration to say the last two decades were a bumpy road for Los Che aficionados. Two title triumphs in 2001-02 and 2003-04 under Rafa Benitez were followed by a dismal tenth…

England National Team
6 Premier League free agents who are available this summer
09:00 Friday 7th June 2019

Domestic football takes a back-seat for a month or two, although the sport is a non-stop industry. Behind the scenes, clubs will be making plans in regards to how best to enhance their playing squad. Media speculation, gossip, rumours and sheer…

Italy
5 potential replacements for Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan
12:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

The 2018/19 term proved to be a real disappointment for AC Milan. The Rossoneri, under the new ownership of Elliott Management Corporation, targeted a top-four finish. Agonisingly, they finished in fifth place, missing out on…

Championship
5 candidates for new Swansea City manager
09:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

The Championship challenged Swansea City following the Welsh side's relegation last summer after seven consecutive campaigns in the Premier League. Graham Potter arrived to conjure up his magic and stabilise the sinking ship. A 10th-place finish…

Championship
EFL Championship Playoff Preview
12:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

For the majority, the curtain has come down on the 2018/19 Football League season. However, the show goes on for a few select clubs. Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Derby County all seek the same ticket to the Premier…

League One
EFL League One Playoffs Preview
12:00 Tuesday 7th May 2019

For the majority, the curtain has come down on the Football League season for 2018/19. However, for a select few clubs, the show must go on. Yes, folks, it's play-offs time. Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Doncaster…

League Two
EFL League Two Play-Offs Preview
12:00 Monday 6th May 2019

For the majority, the curtain has come down on the 2018/19 Football League season. However, the show goes on for a few select clubs. Mansfield Town, Newport County, Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere Rovers all look to progress in the League…

Spain
5 Candidates to be next permanent Sevilla Manager
17:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

The 2018-19 season has been a testing one for Sevilla. The Rojiblancos went into the campaign filled with optimism. Promising 44-year-old Pablo Machin was the new manager after four impressive seasons at Girona, including a tenth-placed-finish…

League Two
Foundering Founders: Notts County not long for Football League?
09:00 Saturday 27th April 2019

The English Football League's penultimate round takes place this weekend. Across all three leagues, there will be tension, drama and excitement. Several matters at the top and bottom of the Championship and Leagues One and Two remain unsettled.…