Is the Premier League already decided?

As I awaited the start of the Man Utd game against Leicester, I couldn’t help but wonder: is the Premier League already decided? Saturday was a hard one to watch, at least from a perspective of all Arsenal fans.  And it isn’t the result that sticks with me. The skill disparity wasn’t as noticeable as much as the pure physicality …

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Ronaldo Enjoyed Possibly His Best Year Yet

The 5th of February may not be of much significance to many, but in the confines of world football the date carries a certain level of importance.  This is the birthday of one of the greatest players on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo, who had more reason to celebrate than most in a year. The Real Madrid star turned 32 on his …

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Defending in Decline?

Attacking football is thrilling to watch, but in the modern era of the game you may be forgiven for thinking that pulling off a last-ditch tackle or a headed clearance off the line, is no longer the priority for centre or full backs nowadays. Managers appear to put a lot of pressure on their back line, but is seems that …

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Euro Football Round Up

With the FA Cup in full flow this weekend, the other top European Leagues were in full swing after their winter break. In Spain, Barcelona were at the centre of a highly controversial match at Real Betis, which ended 1-1. Luis Suarez grabbed a well-deserved equalizer, shortly after the Catalan club were denied a clear goal, which was wrongly disallowed …

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Alvaro Morata Must Cut Ties With Real Madrid To Fulfil Undoubted Potential.

Following a successful two-year spell at Juventus under the stewardship of Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, Alvaro Morata finds himself back at his ‘beloved’ Real Madrid. Morata was purchased from Real Madrid by then coach Antonio Conte in 2014 for a fee of 20million euros. Conte thought it was the perfect opportunity for Morata to gain some much needed experience and game time …

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Gianluigi The Great

Gianluigi Buffon will turn 39 tomorrow and incredibly he is still the number one goalkeeper for Juventus and Italy. Holding endless records and honours for his club and the national side, as well as attaining individual achievements, Buffon is a legend of the game and one of the greatest goalkeepers in football history. Entering his 26th year in the game, …

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Premier League winner: Where the smart money lies?

It’s week 23 of the Premier League campaign and it’s about time to start a discussion regarding the possible winners. The situation is somewhat surprising and not many people actually expected the table to be looking like this: Chelsea Let’s get the obvious team out of the way first. Chelsea has been dominant all season long and that is if …

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Wenger’s Antics Could Cost Arsenal the Title

With critics calling for a heavy touchline ban, Arsenal’s season hangs in the balance. Arsene Wenger could hardly contain his dismay when his side conceded a 92nd minute penalty to Burnley on Sunday. Though Alexis Sanchez rescued a win with virtually the last kick of the game, the long term repercussions for Wenger’s handbags with referee Jon Moss and fourth …

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250 Goals – Rooney’s Remarkable Record

It’s a record Sir Bobby Charlton has held for nearly 44 years and one Wayne Rooney has been chasing since the season began. Finally, after his spectacular goal from a free-kick against Stoke City today, Manchester United’s number 10 can say he is Old Trafford’s all-time top scorer with 250 goals. Rooney and United fans have been on countdown since …

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China Crisis? Football Rising in the East Could Affect Premier League

The English Premier League is the most lucrative domestic league in world football, with recent global TV rights deals ballooning to extraordinary multi-billion pound proportions, dwarfing those of the Premier League’s counterparts on the continent and beyond. Premier League clubs also took up eight berths in the top 20 highest revenue-generating football clubs in the world for last season (2015/16) …

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When cash rains, do the fans get wet?

We are past the half-way mark of the January transfer window. If there was anything to be learned, it has to be the fact that money talks. And if you listen carefully what it says, it’s not pretty at all. This goes doubly for all of us who just love the game of football and are passionate about our beloved …

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Top Two Turnaround?

The European winter break is well and truly over and with two fixtures played since the rest, La Liga and Serie A couldn’t be more thrillingly poised, especially after this weekend’s results. Both leagues are shaping up nicely for an exciting few months ahead. The pre-Christmas leading teams are now perhaps not a ‘safe bet’ for their respective titles with …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: FA to Bring Back Respect Campaign amid Ref Walk-Out

Remember the ad? Two contrasting Ray Winstones stood on a grassroots touchline. One berated the volunteer ref while the other stood by, calmly condemning his twin’s actions, in some kind of Sunday league ode to The Parent Trap. Ironic as it was to receive a morality lesson from an actor famous for posting his adversaries into the Thames in concrete …

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A Dab of Humble Pie.

Paul Pogba spent the days and hours building up to Manchester United’s titanic clash against the old enemy Liverpool on twitter, unveiling a shiny new emoji of himself and another unique hair cut. He was then largely anonymous for the ninety minutes, bar the bonkers ten seconds in which he lost track of Dejan Lovren, jumped aimlessly in the air, unleashed …

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Slaven Bilic Must Grant Dimitri Payet His Wish to Maintain West Ham’s Steady Progression.

How times have changed. Last season West Ham were the surprise package of the Premier League as Slaven Bilic in his debut campaign at the helm guided the club to an impressive 7th position in the League table which secured Europa League qualification. One man key to that success was French international attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet who joined the club from …

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