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Graham Cummins Column: Should there be a January Transfer Window?

Exeter City Striker and Pundit Arena columnist Graham Cummins questions whether there should even be a January transfer window.    Many managers complain about the January transfer window, believing that it just causes unnecessary unrest in their squad. The window doesn’t always create the most spectacular transfers because most of the top players are cup-tied in the Champions League. It …

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Is Financial Fair Play To Blame For This Boring January Transfer Window?

For so many fans the January transfer window use to be a cause for hope. This year it’s been a damp squib. What could possibly be the reason?    Perhaps Sky Sports knew something we didn’t when they announced they would not be running their usual deadline day circus of reporters standing outside grounds speculating on speculative moves which are themselves …

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Premier League Heroes: Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke is this week’s Premier League hero. Dwight Yorke was a huge name in the Premier League from the early 90s right up until 2005 when he left for Australia, returning to English football once again however in 2006 when he joined Sunderland. Yorke played a total of 15 seasons in the top flight with Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn …

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The January Transfer Window’s Hidden Gems

As the January transfer window draws to a close with some of the usual big names being thrown around, Eoin Lyons discusses some of the young, hidden gems that the big clubs may have regrettably overlooked this January. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Although the 22-year-old French attacking midfielder has had a tough start to 2015, with many possibly recognising the name for …

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5 Talking Points From Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Arsenal easily overcame the threat of Aston Villa at The Emirates this afternoon, winning 5-0. Rob Lyons picks out five talking points from today’s mismatch.  5. Francis Coquelin’s break-up play  The young midfield man was on song as he helped Arsenal keep hold of the ball by breaking-up play brilliantly. At times he performed on the edge of the legalities …

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Goals Galore! All Super Sunday’s Goals Right Here

Goals Galore! Arsenal just smashed Villa 5-0 with goals from Giroud, Ozil, Walcott, Cazorla & Bellerin. Taking into account the fact that they were missing their best player in Alexis Sanchez, they are looking frighteningly good. Rob Lyons has his five talking points here.  Meanwhile, Swansea beat Southampton 1-0 courtesy of an absolute belter from Jonjo Shelvey. Don’t worry, you’ll …

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Video: Louis Van Gaal Interview & Press Conference

Louis speaks. Yesterday saw Manchester United beat Leicester 3-1. It was a reasonably comfortable win for The Red Devils and one that was badly needed. Here The Iron Tulip gets into the nitty gritty of the performance and there is some bad news for fans who thought 4-4-2 was back for good.   

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Video: Super Frank! Chelsea Fans Cheer Lampard

Well this was nice to see. Viewed by some as a traitor Frank Lampard arrived at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as an unquestionable legend at his former club.  Their all time top scorer, Lamps has seen his reputation with the Chelsea faithful fall considerably since making a questionable move to The Citizens. Although some sections of the crowd seemed to …

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Today’s Goals As They Happened: Part II

Goals Galore! All the games, all the goals right here.  Part II focuses on Chelsea vs Man City, Sunderland vs Burnley & West Brom vs Tottenham Chelsea 1-1 Man City Loic Remy David Silva Sunderland 2-0 Burnley  Jermaine Defoe Connor Wickham   West Brom 0-3 Tottenham  Christian Eriksen Harry Kane Harry Kane x 2

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Saturday’s Goals As They Happened: Part I

Goals Galore! All the games, all the goals right here.  Part I focuses on United vs Leicester, Liverpool vs West Ham and Crystal Palace vs Everton Man United 3-1 Leicester Van Persie’s goal earlier on today. What a finish it was. #MUFC https://t.co/2NLOpjCGEd — Man Utd News (@MufcDevilsNews) January 31, 2015 Wouldn’t call it a stunner but still a goal …

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Five Talking Points From Manchester United Vs Leicester

United 3-1 Leicester… After a reasonably comfortable victory for Manchester United at Old Trafford, John Murphy runs through some of the major talking points.  1. Twitchy Ass Time? Having reverted to a 3-5-2 formation in early December, Louis Van Gaal has seen United’s performances dip from one week to the next. Speaking of a title challenge only last month, United’s slump …

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Will Diego Cost-a Chelsea The Premier League Title?

Chelsea host Manchester City today in what is surely going to be a crucial clash in determining where the league title is destined for. Rob Lyons questions if Diego Costa’s suspension could be a significant factor in where the Premier League trophy ends up come May.  A marmite player if there ever was one, Chelsea’s Diego Costa is loved and adored by the …

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Can The Foxes Outwit Manchester United Again?

Manchester United lost 5-3 to Leicester earlier in the season, making it a certainty going into this clash that they will be aware of the threat from bottom-placed Leicester City, as we head into today’s clash.  Louis van Gaal’s side are wounded heading into this game with a 0-0 draw at Cambridge United last weekend – with an abundance of …

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Liverpool & Chelsea Showcased Cup Football At Its Best

The Premier League returns this weekend and there is certainly a sense of anti-climax. After witnessing a dramatic week of cup football there is a renewed sense that domestic cup competitions are alive and well in England. From the shock results that occured at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium last weekend in the FA Cup to the brilliance of the two Capital One Cup semi-final legs …

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The Barclays…Sorry, The Guinness Premier League

It’s been a while since anyone has considered the Premier League anything but the Barclays affair. However, with the banking outfit’s deal running out at the end of the season, rumours are rife as to who the will be the new league sponsors next season.  With the likes of Mastercard, Ford and Samsung rumoured to be interested in a deal, …

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9 Sports Stars Who Look A lot Older Than They Actually Are

  Diego Costa – 26 Chelsea Footballer Photo Credit: Ben Sutherland, Flickr.   Arjen Robben – 31 Bayern Munich Footballer Photo Credit: Global Panorama, Flickr.   Michael Van Gerwen – 25 Darts Player   Dean Winstanley – 33 (Dubbed ‘The World’s Oldest 33 year-old’.) Darts Player   Joseph Minala – 18 Lazio Footballer   Francois Pienaar – 28 in 1995 …

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Berbatov and Juninho: Brilliance Intertwined

These two languid geniuses share something more than brilliant abilities on the pitch. Today, Juninho Pernambucano turns 39 while Dimitar Berbatov hits 34.  Juninho Retired since this time last year, Brazilian Juninho is far from forgotten. Remembered mainly for his ridiculous free kick taking ability, the midfielder is still considered by many to have been the greatest set piece specialist …

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Premier League Heroes: Ex-Chelsea Star Eidur Gudjohnsen

This week’s Premier League hero is ex-Chelsea and Tottenham player Eidur Gudjohnsen. The Icelandic international played the peak of his career at Chelsea Football Club while he also played for other Premier League sides such as Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Fulham. Gudjohnsen also showed his quality earlier in his career when he played in the First Division for Bolton Wanderers, …

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