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Premier League
Who is Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu?
09:01 Monday 9th March 2020

Recent reports suggest Arsenal opened talks with Eredivisie giants Feyenoord regarding 19-year-old midfielder Orkun Kokcu. The Gunners had some luck in dealing with the Rotterdammers once before. Robin van Persie turned out alright. Can…

Premier League
Surprise, surprise: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not one-dimensional
19:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

A significant bloc among Manchester United supporters think very little of their manager. To them, he is inexperienced and tactically naïve in the dugout and a weak-minded sycophant behind the microphone. In part, their low opinion regarding…

Premier League
Are Arsenal getting overly dependent on Aubameyang?
17:01 Friday 4th October 2019

It wasn’t that long ago when Robin van Persie almost single-handedly carried Arsenal to a top-four spot as the rot started to set in under Arsene Wenger. Before that, King Thierry Henry had established his throne in North London,…

Premier League
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

World Cup
Lionel Messi has some catching up to do
17:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

The World Cup is here. Thirty-two nations fight for one glorious trophy. Big names such as Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be playing [probably] their last World Cup. Teams such as Spain, Brazil, France and Germany are…

4 Premier League stars who returned to boyhood clubs
08:00 Tuesday 20th February 2018

It's become fashionable again for a player to return to his boyhood club at a later age. It's a refreshing alternative to a junket to America or China for one last big payday. Players who care for the club that gave them their debut…

Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United a Robin van Persie redux
10:30 Sunday 14th January 2018

Most football fans still look back at the final day of the 2011/12 Premier League season with fond memories. Martin Tyler’s commentary has become legend. He perfectly captured the moment when Sergio Aguero won Manchester City the…

Premier League
Arsenal complete course in crisis management
20:30 Sunday 13th August 2017

Arsenal came back to defeat Leicester 4-3 in the opening game of the season, a sign that they have clearly been working hard at their cataclysm administration and have transformed into a resolute team with confidence. The phrase crisis management…

This Is My Club
Players who should have never joined Manchester United
13:30 Thursday 27th July 2017

When a Premier League heavyweight like Manchester United come enquiring about a player's services, it has been said that it is very difficult to say no on the whole. Money, trophies, glory or even just the bragging rights have been cited as…

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger succeeding where the past has failed him
12:30 Wednesday 19th July 2017

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal, even though the Chilean has just one year remaining on his current deal. Such steadfast rebellion suggests that he could well succeed where, historically, he has failed.

Premier League
Where are they now? – The United lineup for the final game of Sir Alex Ferguson – Part 2
18:00 Wednesday 31st May 2017

We've taken a look at the makeup of the defensive section and part of the midfield in the final Manchester United lineup for manager Sir Alex Ferguson and where those players are now. Now it's the turn of the forward line. Here is the second…

Premier League players who lost their way
13:00 Monday 29th May 2017

The stresses and demands of the Premier League are intense for most players. In some instances, they actually become too much and players start to crack under the pressure.  Some teams got the best from these struggling stars but others really,…

How Feyenoord pipped Ajax to first Dutch title in 18 years
14:00 Wednesday 17th May 2017

It wasn't part of the original script, hence, never expected to see the light of the day. But against all odds, Feyenoord clinched their first Dutch league title in 18 years at the expense of arch-rivals, Ajax. The 2016/17 season was foretold…

Does Arsene Wenger or Gunners' prior history paint Arsenal's future?
20:15 Thursday 30th March 2017

Arsene Wenger has stated he believes Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal. The past would indicate otherwise. So which one correctly depicts the future?

World Cup
Managers, Don't Let Your Players Go Out To Be Injured On International Duty
11:00 Monday 27th March 2017

Imagine there's no countries--It isn't hard to do--No crocked players to cry for--No seasons down the loo. John Lennon never actually wrote that lyric. Yet, had he been more into football, he might have. Inevitably players come back from international…