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Liverpool vs Leicester: Defence Still The Reds’ Weak Link

Liverpool overcame Swansea City 4-1 on Monday night but here Rob Lyons argues that this scoreline did not tell the whole story and once again the Reds’ defence comes into acute focus ahead of their clash with Leicester City.  At times against Swansea the organisation of Liverpool’s defence was abysmal and the frantic period at the beginning of the second half …

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Saints To Seek Revenge Against Arsenal

It’s less than a month since Southampton narrowly lost out to Arsenal, courtesy of a last minute-winner from Alexis Sanchez. But was the Saints’ 1-1 draw against chelsea with just ten men a sign that Southampton can hold out against the perceived ‘bigger’ sides now? Alexis Sanchez was the hero for the Gunners on the 3rd of December and the …

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VIDEO: Seamus Coleman To Manchester United Is On The Cards

With The Guardian reporting that Manchester United are preparing a bid for Everton’s Seamus Coleman in January, there is now every chance that this move may go ahead.  After a dull nil all draw a few days ago with Tottenham, I wrote that Manchester United right back Rafael Da Silva may simply not be up to par for the Old …

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Newcastle United vs Burnley: Managerial Distraction

Rob Lyons argues that Alan Pardew’s imminent departure at Newcastle will be a hindrance for the Magpies as they aim to find some form of consistency, starting with their clash against Burnley. Looking at the Magpies’ recent turnaround, albeit it with a few losses of late, Pardew has turned around a ship that looked to be sinking along the north east coastline up until mid-October. One can …

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Brilliant Official Video of Juventus 2014 Highlights

Another amazing year for The Old Lady… All is not well in Italian football, however Juventus have continued to go against the grain with another excellent 12 months. In 2014, Juventus took home the scudetto for the third successive year while Andrea Pirlo also won the Serie A player of the year award yet again. Half way through the 14/15 season …

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Arsenal: The Rebirth Of Santi Cazorla May Save Alexis Sanchez

Santi Cazorla is back with a bang this season for Arsenal. He’s finding form at just the right time and may well save Alexis Sanchez’ season.  Arsenal’s trip to West Ham was one of the most entertaining matches of their season. A great rearguard action throughout the match, especially in the last ten minutes. Not usually a sentence you associate …

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Five Talking Points from Liverpool vs Swansea

After a magnificent performance from Liverpool at Anfield, we look at five talking points from the game.  1. Wonderful Simplicity Liverpool’s first goal this evening was magnificent in its simplicity. Nobody did anything special but everyone did the right thing at the right time. Sakho freed Moreno on the left who cut in and found Lallana. Lallana turned and quickly …

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5 Talking Points From Southampton vs Chelsea

It finished 1-1 but what a cracker at St Mary’s. 1. Ronald Koeman should be in the running for Manager of the Year After Brendan Rodgers took the title last May the Manager of the Year accolade may be viewed as somewhat of a poisoned chalice. Nonetheless Koeman’s Southampton this season have been nothing short of outstanding. An incredible start to the season …

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Five Talking Points From Tottenham vs Man Utd

After a dull nil all draw at White Hart Lane. We look at five talking points from the game. 1. Hugo Lloris is One of the Best In terms of the goalkeeper debate  in the premier league this season, the vast majority seem to only be mentioning De Gea or Courtois but at this point Lllois simply has to be …

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Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Sunderland

The Black Cats must travel to Aston Villa today following two disappointing results for both sides.  Sunderland were brought back down not earth following their derby day win over Newcastle by Hull City on Boxing day as Aston Villa lost out 1-0 to Swansea City. Both sides find themselves perched just above safety. Consistency has been the downfall for both …

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Southampton & Chelsea Go Head To Head

After losing four successive league matches to Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Burnley – it wasn’t looking good for Southampton fans as their dreams of a top-four finish began to fade. However, two wins on the bounce against Everton and Crystal Palace have put Ronald Koeman’s side back in the mix.   On Sunday the Saints welcome Chelsea to …

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Chelsea To Show The Saints What It Takes

Chelsea’s win over West Ham showed just how big the gulf is between the sides who believe they can challenge against the big boys and the big boys themselves. West Ham were swept aside by the league leaders on Friday and it looks like it will be a similar situation against the Saints today. Southampton, for their part showed against Crystal …

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2 Points And A Ton Of Opinion Separate Newcastle United & Everton

Everton’s season has been persistently lacklustre. Newcastle United have taken their fans on a rollercoaster, but only two points divide two very different teams.  At this stage of the season, two points is nothing. They’ve both lost seven times. Only one win and one less draw than Everton is what puts Newcastle ahead of the Toffees, despite a worse goal difference. …

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Five Talking Points From United vs Newcastle

Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle: After a shaky start, United strolled to a reasonably comfortable victory over Newcastle in Old Trafford this afternoon. We look at 5 talking points from the game.  1. Teams Are Still Not Afraid of Man United or Old Trafford Regardless of the score line, Newcastle came to Old Trafford today to win. They played with two …

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Five Talking Points From Chelsea West Ham

Chelsea 2-0 West Ham… After another cruise control performance from Mourinho’s men at the Bridge, we look at five talking points from the 12:45 kick off.  1. Costa is all he’s cracked up to be and more Since signing in the summer some have questioned if Diego Costa really is the player he seemed to be for Atletico Madrid last …

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