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Robert Wiltshire
I am a Creative Writing MA graduate with a love for playing, watching and writing about football.

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Opinion
Areas FC Barcelona need to strengthen in over the summer
21:00 Friday 2nd June 2017

Despite winning the Copa del Rey last week, FC Barcelona have had a poor season by their standards. With a new manager now appointed, they must bring in some players during the transfer window in the summer if they want to become the formidable…

Opinion
Disappointments and distractions during final day of the Premier League season
12:00 Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Unfortunately, the final round of Premier League fixtures were mostly played as training games and not treated with the same respect as usual. There were a number of incidents on Sunday that ruined the conclusion of the 2016/2017 campaign.…

Opinion
Why Victor Wanyama deserves a lot of credit
16:30 Tuesday 16th May 2017

Tottenham Hotspur said goodbye to White Hart Lane on Sunday and an unlikely goalscorer helped them to victory over Manchester United in their last game at the stadium. Wanyama fired a header past David de Gea early on, giving Spurs the perfect…

Opinion
Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are Arsenal’s most important players
14:00 Monday 8th May 2017

Forget Alexis S ánchez and Mesut Özil, the English duo of Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are a lot more important to Arsenal, and keeping them at the club beyond the summer is an absolute must. On Sunday, Chamberlain and Welbeck…

Opinion
Two dives that could impact the Premier League relegation battle
19:40 Monday 1st May 2017

On Sunday, Swansea and Middlesbrough each fought bravely to earn a point against a Manchester club. However, both managers were aggrieved they did not secure all three points when two highly controversial penalties were given after dives. Manchester…

Opinion
Could Crystal Palace push for European football next season?
11:00 Wednesday 26th April 2017

Sam Allardyce had a rocky start to life as Palace manager but he has used his Premier League experience to transform the side from relegation candidates to a stable unit. Recently, they have been showing the kind of form that could see them…

Premier League
Could Chelsea and Tottenham’s FA Cup clash have an effect on the title race
21:00 Friday 21st April 2017

On Saturday the Premier League's top two will face off in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. The winner will play either Arsenal or Manchester City in the final and the loser's push for the title could be in serious jeopardy. This weekend's Chelsea…

Opinion
Why there should be a separate PFA award for goalkeepers and defenders
15:00 Friday 14th April 2017

Towards the end of the every season, players up and down the country vote for the PFA Player's Player of the Year but goalkeepers and defenders are almost always overlooked. This week the shortlist for the award was announced and the six nominees…

Opinion
Where would Celtic F.C finish in the Premier League?
16:23 Thursday 6th April 2017

This is a question that has been asked by many football fans for a number of years and it arose again after Celtic won their sixth consecutive title on Sunday. There has been a whole range of answers to this question with some claiming that…

Opinion
Ross Barkley needs to raise his game, immediately
15:00 Monday 3rd April 2017

A few years ago, Ross Barkley broke onto the scene and before long everyone believed he would evolve into the next Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. Football fans everywhere expected him to become a fantastic creative midfielder. However, he…

World Cup
Will Netherlands' woes see it miss another major tournament?
09:00 Monday 27th March 2017

The Dutch national team used to be feared. These days, it is a side in disarray, one in serious danger of missing out on yet another major international tournament. A 2-0 defeat away to Bulgaria on Saturday highlights the Netherlands' woes.…

Opinion
Could Lanzini be the next Payet for West Ham?
15:00 Tuesday 21st March 2017

After Dimitri Payet transferred back to Marseille in January, everyone associated with West Ham felt betrayed and wondered who would become the new star man at the club. It may be early days but Manuel Lanzini is showing real signs that he…

Opinion
The Race for the Süper Lig Title
10:00 Friday 17th March 2017

It may not be the most popular league in Europe but the Turkish top flight has some quality players and teams. With just ten games left to go in the Süper Lig, there are four clubs fighting it out for the title and to qualify for next season's…

Opinion
Deadwood players in the top six of the Premier League
14:30 Wednesday 15th March 2017

The top six clubs in the Premier League are blessed with many talented players. However there are a few individuals who are way below the standard of the rest of the team and fall into the "deadwood" category. The race for the title or for…

League One
Billy Sharp: Sheffield United’s Terrific Talisman
09:30 Friday 10th March 2017

Certain players will always carry a special link with a club. Steven Gerrard and Liverpool, Francesco Totti and Roma and in League One, Billy Sharp and Sheffield United.