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Were Norwich the perfect Chelsea tune-up for Manchester United?
08:01 Wednesday 30th October 2019

I am convinced that on some level, even if it was only subconscious, most of the Love United, Hate Glazers mob were rooting for Norwich City to run riot over the Red Devils at Carrow Road. The Canaries green and yellow kit recalls the old Newton…

European Football
Are European heavyweights intimidated by Manchester City's rise?
12:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

It's no longer news that Manchester City made history in the close season by making a clean sweep of all the silverware available in the English top flight. From the Community Shield to the League Cup, the Premier League title to the FA…

Premier League
Can Guardiola mark a domestic treble as progress following European troubles?
09:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Manchester City broke records on the way to their historic double in the 2017/18 campaign. Finishing the season with 100 points meant the Sky Blues had raised the bar so high, others had to raise their game to be able to merely compete.…

Capital One Cup
The Carabao Cup is more important to Maurizio Sarri than he realises
16:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

The first trophy on offer in English football is approaching the critical point. After Burton Albion and Manchester City booked their places in the last four last night, the remaining two will be known today. North London rivals Arsenal…

Premier League
Riyad Mahrez returns to Leicester for the first time with Manchester City
08:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

Riyad Mahrez returns to Leicester for the first time as an opponent tonight. Manchester City visit the King Power Stadium in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal. The Algerian completed his move north in the summer after four and a half years in the…

Capital One Cup
Is the League Cup still relevant?
08:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As the League Cup makes its return tonight, many have one question. Why? The competition struggles to compete against the FA Cup, never mind the Premier League. The fact it has become more of a promotional exercise than an actual tournament…

Capital One Cup
Carabao Cup Final: Manchester City vs Arsenal: A Combined XI
12:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

The 58th English League Cup final is nearing kickoff. The trophy has been brought to the former City of Manchester Stadium on five previous occasions and twice to Highbury. After being dumped from the FA Cup in the 5th round by Wigan…

Capital One Cup
Arsenal's second home and Manchester City's Wembley woes
10:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

It’s ironic that a ground so recently steeped in Arsenal success is now home to their arch rival. The fact remains  Arsenal have won trophies at Wembley. Tottenham haven’t. Manchester City is Sky Blue rather than Lillywhite,…

Capital One Cup
Two Manchester City weaknesses Arsenal can expose at Wembley
08:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

The first of this campaign’s two major domestic cup finals is here for fans of English football. Arsenal face Manchester City in the League Cup final. It's a game both managers are under immense pressure to win. Arsenal will…

Premier League
Chelsea win a catalyst for Arsenal's second half?
10:30 Friday 26th January 2018

Is this a new era or another false dawn for Arsenal? After Arsenal’s third round FA cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, there was both dismay and bemusement from their passionate fan base. The early cup exit only added to…

Premier League
Roy Hodgson has a tough task ahead of him at Crystal Palace
11:00 Friday 22nd September 2017

As we all well aware, Roy Hodgson lost his first game in charge at Crystal Palace to Southampton last weekend. A 1-0 defeat not only continued the misery of a bad run but secured another fixture without a goal scored. It will be a tough time…

Opinion
Everton's sights should be set high after excellent summer spending spree
10:00 Wednesday 5th July 2017

It is without a doubt that Everton has been the most productive in the transfer market thus far. Ronald Koeman has conducted his business in an efficient and admirable fashion, building a squad that is capable of so much. It is the addition…

Opinion
Can Southampton end their 41-year trophy drought?
19:00 Saturday 25th February 2017

Sunday afternoon will mark a momentous occasion for the players and supporters of Southampton as they prepare to take on Manchester United in the EFL Cup final. Saints are aiming to win their first major honour since lifting the FA Cup in 1976…

Match Reports
Arsenal vs. Southampton: counter-attacking and poor positioning
15:05 Thursday 1st December 2016

In life, all good things do have to come to an end and for Arsenal fans, the one shining light of a dull season so far has come to an end. Arsenal's 19-game  unbeaten streak is no more, but for a lot of fans the disappointment is not unexpected. …

Capital One Cup
Can Leeds United win at Anfield in the Cup?
11:15 Saturday 26th November 2016

Cast your mind back the early 1990s. Leeds United and Liverpool are two of the best teams in the whole of England and often competed against Europe's very best. At that point, nobody would have entertained the thought that Liverpool wouldn't…