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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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Liverpool’s Christmas Transfer Targets Are Small-Time

Liverpool fans’ Christmas wish-list doesn’t appear to be taking shape quite as planned. The signings Liverpool are being linked to are, to say the least, small-time for such a big club. Here Rob Lyons looks at just two of those rumoured to be on the way to Anfield.  If the rumours are to be believed and Liverpool genuinely think that Fabian Delph …

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December 2013: Mastermind Moyesy’s Greatest Month

As we go in to another full Boxing Day fixture list, John Murphy looks back at what went down 12 months ago for football genius David Moyes…  It is fair to say at this point that things didn’t really go swimmingly for David Moyes during his brief tenure as the man in charge at Old Trafford. 80 odd crosses in …

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Video: Arsenal Release Hilarious Christmas Bloopers

It’s Christmas time and a lot of the Premier League’s best social media teams are really upping their game. This collection of Arsenal bloopers is not one to be missed. Alexis Sanchez in a reindeer costume, Santi Cazorla taking a million takes to say four letters and Theo Walcott attempting a Caribbean accent. It’s all here!

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Chelsea: Top On Christmas Day To Reflect Mid-May

Chelsea have been in outstanding form all season, top of the Premier League today and will likely top the table come mid-may also. Rob Lyons discusses why.  Not only do chelsea have many omens in their favour but they are also playing the best football at both ends of the pitch. So what are the omens? Only three teams in …

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If John Terry Could Stop Being So Good, That’d Be Great

There are so many reasons to dislike John Terry, one of which being the fact that he just keeps getting better and better.  If you haven’t already seen the Sky Sports graphic that proves the point by now, the frustrating suspicions all non-Chelsea fans had have been confirmed, John Terry is still really, really good.     The first thing …

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It’s Official, Manchester United Won’t Be Winning The League

The draw to Aston Villa proves that Manchester United are still well capable of messing things up. Louis van Gaal was raging and understandably so after the draw to Aston Villa. It was two points dropped against a team they should have beaten. Given the superb run United had been on, to stumble against Villa proves one thing is certain, …

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LVG Addresses Rumours that Bale may be Heading to Old Trafford

Ahead of United’s must win clash with Newcastle this boxing day, the Iron Tulip addressed rumours that Gareth Bale might be on his way to Manchester. Manchester United head into the festive period with an unlikely premier league title challenge still very much in their mind but the potential arrival of a certain Welsh wing wizard has fans dreaming of …

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Premier League Heroes: Eric Cantona

When you talk about Premier League heroes, they don’t come much bigger than this. it’s Eric Cantona. The French striker, labelled “King Eric” by Manchester United fans during his time at Old Trafford but while he often impressed on the pitch, he had a terrible disciplinary record which made him a player that opposition fans loved to hate. This mix …

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Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United: Half-time Report

They say a good start is half the work. Well then looking at Manchester United, what exactly do you call this Louis? With Christmas upon us, an evaluation of van Gaal’s first few months seems appropriate. Embarrassment in the League Cup, failed signings and poor performances have meant his debut season hasn’t exactly gotten off to the dream start he …

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The Holy Grail that was The European Cup. Part 2 : 1975 – 1992

In the second part of a two-part series, we look back at The European Cup from 1975-1992. For Part one, click here.    The concept of ‘Total Football’ had reached its zenith by the time of the 1974 World Cup. Eventual winners, West Germany triumphed with a brand of football that bordered on pragmatic. The German’s victory over Holland, on …

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