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West Ham’s Flying Start

West Ham’s Flying Start

Throughout last season, Sam Allardyce’s future as West Ham manager was constantly in doubt, as his tactics and poor results placed him under scrutiny, not helped by his employer David Gold’s ill-advised and frankly, idiotic, favoriting of a tweet calling for the sacking of Big Sam. Fast forward a few months and the former Newcastle and Bolton boss has presided ... Read More »

Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Liverpool’s slow start to the season continued last night as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Swiss side Basel in the Champions League group stages. In a game where The Reds once again failed to live up to expectations set be the sensational performances of last season, they once again conceded a sloppy goal, calling their defense into question ... Read More »

Why A Change Is Needed At Newcastle

Why A Change Is Needed At Newcastle

I never like to see anyone get the sack but Alan Pardew is surely on borrowed time at Newcastle United. The Magpies are rock bottom of the Premier League having not won a game so far this season and their form has worryingly carried on seamlessly from the second half of last season. Unfortunately for Newcastle, they’re only heading in ... Read More »

How Norwich Have Turned Their Fortunes Around

How Norwich Have Turned Their Fortunes Around

A few months ago, I wrote about the appointment of Neil Adams as Norwich City manager and how the former winger, radio pundit and youth team coach would be a success in the Carrow Road hot seat. When Adams was named as Chris Hughton’s replacement, he had just five games to save Norwich from the drop and four of these ... Read More »

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

A late strike from Mario Balotelli and an even later penalty from Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool edge past Ludogorets on their return to the Champions League at Anfield last night. After toiling to break down the resilient Bulgarian champions for most of the game, Balotelli showed great strenght, control and composure to slot his first Liverpool goal in the 82nd ... Read More »

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

So the European Qualifying campaign is now underway and England got off to a perfect start by winning away against the biggest perceived threat in their group. It should go down as a hugely significant result and one which makes England’s prospects of reaching the finals in France better than their opponents Switzerland. However, due to the new qualifying format ... Read More »

The Winners And Losers Of The Transfer Window (Premier League)

The Winners And Losers Of The Transfer Window (Premier League)

After a record breaking summer of transfer activity in the Premier League, it’s fair to say that some teams emerged from the window having done better business than others. Here’s a few of my thoughts on who I felt spent the wisest, who managed to improve their squad the most and who had the best transfer window in general. For ... Read More »

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Today would mark the 101st birthday of a true legend of the game. A man who came to a club, put his stamp on it and that stamp is still there today. Bill Shankly not only revolutionised Liverpool Football Club during his time there as manager, but he paved the way for all others after him to follow and build ... Read More »

Why Leeds Are Heading Nowhere Under Cellino

Why Leeds Are Heading Nowhere Under Cellino

The recent sacking of David Hockaday at Leeds United will not have come as much of a surprise to anyone but his dismissal by the notoriously ruthless owner Massimo Cellino leaves the proud Yorkshire club in yet another state of disarray and brings the suitability of the Italian businessman for the job into serious doubt. It has been well-documented that ... Read More »

Hull City Held In European Debut (With Vine)

Hull City Held In European Debut (With Vine)

Hull City were held to a scoreless draw in their inaugural foray into European Competition, with the 0-0 result coming against Slovakian side AS Trencin in the Third Round of Europa League qualification. Hull City earned this spot in the Europa League qualification after their FA Cup Final appearance this year,  losing that Final to Arsenal by a 3-2 score at ... Read More »