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Premier League: Top 5 Summer Signings

The January window is here. But who was the Premier League’s top signings of the summer? All Courtesy of Exeter City Striker Graham Cummins.   With the January transfer opened, teams will be looking to strengthen their squads in the premier league. The top sides will want to mount their final push on the title and European places, while others …

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Steven Gerrard – Time Waits For No Man

The die has been cast. Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool and so begins the five month farewell.    As the title of this article suggests, the Liverpool captain has suddenly encountered that age old dilemma sports stars in they’re mid 30’s, feel will never arrive. To stick or twist. Reading passages from Roy Keane’s latest book, gave me an insight into what …

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Liverpool Game More Than Just A 3rd Round Tie For Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon have come a long way in the past 12 years. The fans rescued and reinstated a London footballing mainstay and have subsequently stewarded the club to their current position in League Two. The fall and subsequent resurrection of Wimbledon is, in many ways a footballing fairytale. The next step in this club’s unique and inspiring journey comes as a third round …

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VIDEO: On This Day Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd

FA Cup Third Round. January 4th, 1998. Chelsea 3-5 Man Utd  You know the characters. Chelsea were managed by Ruud Guulit and had the likes of Gianluca Viali, Graeme Le Saux and Sparky Hughes on the books. For United, it was the cream of the crop, Giggs, Beckham, Cole, Yorke. We could go on. Bottom line is it was a …

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The FA Cup: Five Possible Upsets This Weekend

It’s FA Cup third round weekend and here we look at five ties which could just possibly cause some upsets as plenty of non-league and lower league clubs still find themselves in the mix.  West Brom vs Gateshead  In a time of transition for West Brom this could be a tougher test than it first looks. Gateshead, currently 11th in the …

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Five Talking Points From Spurs vs Chelsea

5-3 to Spurs! What an absolute cracker at White Hart Lane. After potentially the game of the season so far, John Murphy looks at five talking points. 1. It’s Getting Very VERY Interesting They haven’t been losing and after twenty minutes it certainly didn’t look like they were going to start. There was a feeling of inevitability from kick off. …

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Five Talking Points From Stoke vs Man Utd

This was the first Premier League game of 2015. Both teams wanted to start the new year with a bang but the spoils were to be shared with the game finishing 1-1. Here are the five talking points.  1. Ryan Shawcross would start for United all day The former Manchester United centre back has now played over 300 games at …

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3 Key Focus Points For Tottenham Against Chelsea

Tottenham host Chelsea in tomorrow’s London derby and here Rob Lyons looks at three areas in which Spurs must prevail if they wish to stifle the table-toppers.  3. Win the battle against Nemanja Matic This writer has written before of the importance of Matic to this Chelsea side. Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and co. pick up the plaudits but it is their …

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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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