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Who Will Win This Year’s Premier League Season?

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

After last season’s weird but wonderful finale that saw Leicester crowned as champions, who fancies a bet on this year’s proceedings? In an incredibly tough season, six or more teams must squeeze into the top four places, only one of which can be the title winners. Use our fun-size guide to figure out who think […]


Assessing each of the Current top Four’s title Credentials

Posted on November 9th, 2016

The general consensus among footballing pundits is that after ten Premier League matches we are provided with a good indicator of how the league could look at the end of the season. Going into the third international break after eleven rounds of fixtures, England’s top flight certainly looks as though it is taking shape. Only […]


Domestic football is back

Posted on November 20th, 2015

The last week has been dominated by international football, which, unless you are interested in the odd friendly, or your nation is involved in the Euro play offs, this would be better described as the international break, because it feels like a break from football. Not a welcome break, just a break. Well, don’t worry, […]


What is Manchester United’s best starting XI?!

Posted on September 24th, 2015

The honeymoon period is well and truly over with for Louis van Gaal. After a transitional time last season, the Red Devils achieved the bare minimum of returning to the top tier of European football, and with further heavy investment this summer, the United hierarchy will be expecting further improvements on the pitch. Six games […]


United and 3-5-2: Did it work? And what does Van Gaal do next season?

Posted on May 26th, 2015

After a topsy-turvy season, Manchester United have achieved their minimum goal of fourth place in the Premier League and a potential return to the group stages of the Champions League. Another summer of heavy spending looks likely at Old Trafford as United will try to challenge for all competitions in the next campaign. United are […]


How Will Manchester City Accommodate Wilfried Bony?

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Perhaps the most eye-catching domestic move of an admittedly slow January transfer window was Manchester City’s £25m capture of Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony. Even the most affluent of clubs very rarely splash out this kind of money on a new talent and then leave them to collect splinters on the bench. And Bony’s career […]