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Sean Lunt

Football journalist working in the North West mainly covering Everton and Liverpool but with musings on anything football related. 


Total articles: 100

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Premier League
Other than VVD and Raheem, PFA Player of the Year Award is a farce
12:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Virgil van Dijk will be crowned as the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday and deservedly so. The Dutchman has transformed into the world’s best centre back over this season, turning Liverpool from also-rans into serious title contenders…

Premier League
Why Manchester United's bad form is good for their long-term health
08:00 Friday 19th April 2019

It’s fair to say that things haven’t gone well for Manchester United since beating Paris Saint-Germain. That stunning and surprise victory in the French capital was the highlight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign so far,…

Premier League
Keeping Rafa Benitez should be a priority for Newcastle United
12:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

As the season enters the business end, many Premier League clubs will be planning for the summer and next campaign. As usual, under Mike Ashley, that is not the case for Newcastle United. Their future is uncertain, and so is that of manager…

International
What happened to Scotland and how can they fix it?
09:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Three of the four Home Nations should be pleased with their work during the international break. England, Wales and Northern Ireland all had good weeks. The Republic of Ireland, not a Home Nation I'm told, also did well. Scotland did…

International
Netherlands and Germany: 2 countries passing in the night
08:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

If you were looking for a blockbuster tie worth your time during this international break, today's clash between the Netherlands and Germany is your dream date. As the four-time World Cup winners fall down the FIFA World Rankings,…

International
What does Gareth Southgate expect from his Three Lions call-ups?
08:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

So the first international break of 2019 is upon us, putting the Premier League on hold for two weeks in the meantime. All of the home nations are in action over the following 14 days, including England. The Three Lions face the Czech Republic…

Premier League
In which basket do the Premier League Top-6 put their eggs after the quarter-final draws?
12:00 Monday 18th March 2019

So the draw for the Champions League and Europa League has been made, and England’s top six know their fate. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made it into the quarter-finals of their…

Premier League
Why Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham makes sense
17:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

If Gareth Bale was debating whether it may be the time to leave Real Madrid, he’ll be sure of it now. The return of Zinedine Zidane is likely to be the final nail in his dying Los Blancos career. Bale and Zidane never had a fruitful working…

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Celtic, Brendan Rodgers and Rangers' title chances
09:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

The day Celtic dreaded since 2016 finally arrived this week. Brendan Rodgers departed to take charge of Leicester City, passing up the chance to add to his Celtic Park legacy by completing a third consecutive domestic treble. Reviving the…

Premier League
Will victory over Liverpool finally confirm Solskjaer for Manchester United's board?
08:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

Since replacing Jose Mourinho on 18 December, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been the Edwin Moses of Premier League managers. He's cleared almost every hurdle placed before him in Olympic fashion. Running Manchester United has not been a smooth track…

Premier League
Ready or rusty? Liverpool idle 10 days before Champions League Round of 16
08:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Time can be a blessing and a curse. It may prove both for Liverpool ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp is a man who prefers to focus on the positives. Thus, it seems prudent to start there. The ten-day…

Premier League
Why doesn't the Premier League love Sergio Aguero?
15:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Universal love is a hard thing to come by as a football player. Regardless of your talent, the numbers you rack up and your attitude, there will always be those who question if you’re among the best. Sergio Aguero is the perfect point…

Premier League
Why Alan Shearer is wrong about Wilfried Zaha
17:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

Groundhog Day may have been a week ago, but for Wilfried Zaha, every day is a repeat. Once again the Ivorian finds himself in the middle of a storm in a teacup revolving around diving. Once again, he appears to have annoyed the pundits, among…

Premier League
Kyle Walker, Liverpool and the Premier League's dying sense of humour
17:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

In the long list of title race mistakes, Kyle Walker’s tweet is unlikely to win any awards. Compared to Kevin Keegan’s raving or Rafa Benitez’s 'facts' it wasn’t even very entertaining. Manchester City fans lapped…

Premier League
All Liverpool need is love
15:00 Monday 28th January 2019

Sitting four points clear at the top of the table, it’s easy to imagine Liverpool have few grievances at present. Their squad is in good shape, an injury crisis is starting to abate and Lady Luck appears to be smiling on their title chase.…