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Manchester City Star: Win Over Man United Would Lift Gloom

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic believes scoring goals against Manchester United this weekend will be the perfect way to lift the club from their slumber. The Barclays Premier League champions appear to have lost their sparkle in recent games, with a shock Capital One Cup defeat by Newcastle on Wednesday raising further questions about their durability. City manager Manuel Pellegrini …

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Italian Duo Deserve A Chance At Liverpool

Sarah Fitzpatrick discusses the merits of playing both Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli in Liverpool’s starting XI. The talk surrounding Liverpool lately has been focused on their current striker ‘crisis’ due to exit of Luis Suarez and the lengthy injury of Daniel Sturridge. As well as this, the new striking reinforcements Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli who joined the club …

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The Trials & Tribulations Of Alan Pardew’s Newcastle

Niall McIntyre discusses the trials and tribulations of Alan Pardew’s time at Newcastle United.  Topsy turvy, wishy washy, upside down and all around. There is no other way to describe the dishevelled order of life in the cauldron of St James’ Park. The tumultuous nature of Alan Pardew’s reign over Newcastle shows no signs of abating, as his side perservere in combining …

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill Warns Rivals On Striker’s Form

Gary Cahill has warned Chelsea’s rivals that Didier Drogba is back after scoring three goals in the last three games for the Premier League club. The England defender also believes Diego Costa will find it hard to force his way back into Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge. Drogba, 36, scored in Chelsea’s narrow 2-1 win at Shrewsbury on Tuesday …

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Former England Captain Gets 3 Match Ban For Sexist Tweet

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 for comments he made on Twitter, the Football Association has announced. The 35-year-old former England captain directed a jibe at a Twitter follower who criticised him last month, containing the word ‘sket’, which the Collins English Dictionary defines as “a promiscuous girl or woman”. After a Twitter …

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Manchester United Fan Carves LVG Into Pumpkin

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A fanatical Manchester United fan has carved Louis Van Gaal into a pumpkin ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby. Red Devils supporter Simon McMinnis spent 25 hours carving the former Holland manager, along with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, into the pumpkins. Will City be in for a fright this Halloween weekend, or will we see them prevail in what …

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Schmeichel: Man City Now Bigger Than Man United

Peter Schmeichel now regards Manchester City as a “bigger club” than their bitter rivals United based on recent form. City and local foes United lock horns on Sunday in the first Manchester derby of the season. During his eight years at United, Schmeichel did not lose one Manchester derby and the Red Devils were undoubtedly the best team in the …

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Swansea’s Garry Monk Avoids Suspension In Diving Spat

Swansea boss Garry Monk has avoided punishment after accusing Stoke winger Victor Moses of “clear cheating” – and saw his wife rally to his support. The Football Association announced Monk will not face any further action following his post-match comments on October 19, when he was incensed over Moses winning Stoke a penalty from which they equalised on their way …

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Referee Clattenburg shown Ed card

Mark Clattenburg has been dropped for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures after breaking protocol so he could watch an Ed Sheeran concert. Press Association Sport understands Clattenburg drove home alone after officiating West Brom’s home game against Crystal Palace so he could get back to Newcastle to watch Sheeran perform at the Metro Radio Arena. The rules of the Professional …

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League Cup Round Up

With the League Cup fourth round wrapping up last night, Damien Morris takes us through last night’s action. Newcastle United’s recent form continued in some style tonight after they beat holders Manchester City 2-0. Dutch striker Rolando Aarons opened the scoring for Newcastle United as early as the sixth minute when he fired a low shot past stand-in goalkeeper Wily …

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League Cup Quarter Final Draw

The draw for the quarter-finals of the League Cup was made on Wednesday night and it has thrown up some mouth-watering ties. Liverpool will have to work hard in the 5th Round of the League Cup after they were drawn away to in form Championship side Bournemouth, who are managed by Eddie Howe. Chelsea were also handed a tricky trip …

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La Liga Is Broken And This Is Why

Saturday’s El Clasico was the most expensive game in world football. Ever. The two clubs continue to take a massive cut of the TV revenue from La Liga. The system is broken and unfair. Sean Curtin explains why.  €1.3 Billion was the figure media outlets reported this weekend. That figure represents the combined transfer fees paid for the 22 players …

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A Premier League Draft Is Perfect And Impossible

The NBA has begun State-side and it got us thinking. What impact would a draft system have on the Premier League and what possible form could it take? First things first, just allow your imagination to run wild during the duration of this article. We know it sounds silly and it probably is. But a draft system could be a …

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The Dwindling Status Of The English Premier League

The Premier League is so often simply described as “The Best League in the World”. Niall McIntyre is here to question this opinion. The success, or lack of success, for the powerhouses of English football in European competition in recent times should be looked at more seriously. People think that the Premier League is the best, but this lack of …

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Safe Standing – Will The Days Of The Terrace Ever Return?

In almost all football debate, as soon as the words ‘safe standing’ are uttered, there is a very clear line; some are in favour of the option, and others are not. The reality is that, safe standing at football matches is only as dangerous as the security that is available. The tragic and harrowing events of Hillsborough and Heysel, as …

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Manchester City Boss Unfazed By Rooney Injury Speculation

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists uncertainty over Wayne Rooney’s fitness will have no bearing on his plan for this weekend’s Manchester derby. Doubt has been cast over United striker Rooney’s availability for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash against rivals City following a report that he has suffered a foot injury. It was claimed the United and England captain was …

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Tottenham Boss Insists Striker Will Stay ‘For A Long Time’

Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any suitors for Harry Kane, insisting the striker will be at Tottenham “for a long time”. The England Under-21 international is the club’s top scorer this season, netting six times, but has yet to start a game in the Barclays Premier League. So far he has excelled when given the chance in the Europa League, …

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Swansea City In Talks With Potential Investors

Swansea City have held talks with potential investors who could buy a minority share interest in the club. The Barclays Premier League club said in a statement they had spoken to “a number of parties” as they seek financing for planned expansion of the Liberty Stadium and a new training ground. However, the club – which is 21 per cent …

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