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Summertime Madness: Jay Jay Okocha – The Magician Of Bolton

It was only a matter a time wasn’t it before we looked at Sam Allardyce’s Bolton. Our series into the weird and wacky of the football transfer window would be incomplete without Big Sam’s Bolton. During his time at Bolton, Allardyce brought in Youri Djorkaeff, Ivan Campo, Gary Speed and a certain Nicolas Anelka. Not bad for a club that …

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Everton Now Linked With Eto’o Following Liverpool Interest

Everton could be looking to swoop in and sign Samuel Eto’o ahead of their Merseyside rivals in what would be one of the most outlandish moves of the summer, according to reports from Sky Italia in the Mirror. Stories were abound of a potential move to Anfield for the 33-year-old but now it looks as though the ex-Chelsea player could be tempted to the …

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Daniel Agger To Arsenal?

Arsenal could be close to snapping up Daniel Agger with the Daily Express reporting that the centre back could be on his way to North London. With Arsenal losing their club captain Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona there is a void to fill and Agger would certainly add a level of competition to last season’s pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. The …

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Weekly Transfer Talk: Vermaelen set for Spain

Colm Hayes is here with his weekly roundup of all the transfers from across England and the continent. The BBC have reported today that Arsenal have agreed a £15m fee with Barcelona for club captain Thomas Vermaelen. Manchester United were also interested in the Belgian centre-back but their interest came to a halt due to Arsenal’s demand of receiving a …

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Premier League Set To Embrace 3-5-2 Formation

A number of Premier League teams are set to use the 3-5-2 formation this season, which was popular with teams such as Mexico and the Netherlands at this summer’s World Cup. Louis van Gaal is set to utilize this system at Manchester United, a team that was renowned in the past for its wide men such as Ryan Giggs, Cristiano …

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Swansea Keeping Tabs On Federico Fernandez

Swansea City are looking to improve their defence with Argentinian World Cup player, Federico Fernandez. The Swans are reportedly prepared to spend £8 million on securing the 25-year-old’s signature, according to The Mirror. The Argentinian international featured in 26 games for Napoli in Serie A last season and it now looks as though he may be ready for a move to the …

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Premier League Is No Longer The Best In Europe

A league’s quality is often defined by its quantity of top players. When one looks at the Premier League, it’s clear to see just how far it has fallen. Eoin Hallissey discusses the alarming trend of top footballers choosing other European leagues to further their careers.   Where have all the good men gone? Where are all the greats? Ronaldo went to …

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Chelsea: Season Preview 2014/15

Chelsea were close but ultimately not good enough to win the Premier League title last season. They have added to their squad and Michael Laverty is here to discuss how they are shaping up ahead of the new Premier League season. Whatever about their players Chelsea have a mastermind in Jose Mourinho, leading the team into the season ahead. Last season, Mourinho …

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Concussion In Soccer

Concussions are invisible. Whenever concussion in sport is discussed it’s usually in relation to rugby or the NFL. However, the incidences of head clashes at the World Cup has thrust it into the soccer spotlight. In the Netherlands-Argentina match, Javier Mascherano clashed heads with Georginio Wijnaldum in the first half and looked to be unconscious. For about a minute, the Argentine …

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James Rodriguez To Manchester United?

£63 million for one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup is the figure being touted to bring James Rodriguez to the Premier League, according to the Daily Express. The fee being mooted is certainly a substantial sum of money for any of the world’s top clubs to pay out. Although Rodriguez has played regularly for Monaco in Ligue 1, scoring …

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Manchester City Looking To Sell

According to the Mail Online, Man City may be looking for offers for Matija Nastasic in order to free up more funds as they look to land the signature of FC Porto man Eliaquim Mangala.  With mountains of talent everywhere on the pitch, it is hard to establish just where to improve this City team but it looks as though Manuel Pellegrini …

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Top Premier League Clubs Are Hurting The England Team

Ashley Cole’s move to AS Roma this week has been met with praise for the former Arsenal and Chelsea man. Despite being described as refreshing and innovative, when scratching beneath the surface, the 33-year-old’s move to Serie A perhaps is a sign of worrying times ahead for English football, writes Brian Barry. After the failure of the Three Lions at …

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Tottenham Closer To Signing John Stones

John Stones now looks to be on his way to Spurs instead of Chelsea or Arsenal as the Daily Express reports the North London side have increased their fee for the England man in a new bid.  Currently with Everton, Stones has recently rose to prominence after he was put on standby for England’s World Cup squad. Since joining the blue …

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Premier League Has Negatively Changed In The Last Decade

Many football experts say that the Premier League is the best in the world. However, this a view challenged by Pundit Arena’s Michael Laverty. He looks at the ways the league has changed and how it’s actually gotten worse overall compared to approximately ten years ago. Intensity The intensity of the game has increased in the Premier League. There was a 30% …

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Arsenal Looking To John Ruddy

Arsenal could be in the running to snap up Norwich’s number one before the transfer window is out in an effort to improve competition in between the sticks with Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal’s current goalkeeper, according to the Mirror. Arsene Wenger may look to add some healthy competition to the goalkeeping position at Arsenal where Szczesny dominated last season. He played …

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Van Gaal vs Moyes: Their Aura at Manchester United

Michael Laverty dissects the respective managerial characteristics of both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal and outlines why the latter is destined for success at Old Trafford. As Louis van Gaal takes the Netherlands to the third place play-off to face humiliated Brazil, Ryan Giggs is on hand back in Manchester as his assistant to prepare for the season ahead. Following …

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West Ham Interest In Enner Valencia

According to the Mail Online, Enner Valencia, the Ecuador international could be on his way to East London if Mexican side Pachuca are willing to let him go. Valencia has had a huge role to play in this year’s World Cup for Ecuador and is another possible reason why the Hammers boss would see a possibility of adding yet another …

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Liverpool News – Luis Suarez Edging Closer To Barcelona

Luis Suarez looks set to join the La Liga runners up with talks between Liverpool and Barcelona expected to be happening in ‘the next 24 hours’ according to the Mirror.  Speculation has been mounting over the last number of weeks and with Suarez now serving a four-month ban, Liverpool look set to let the player go. Another factor to this story is that …

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