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Can Alex take the Neilly Men into the Promised Land?

Posted on March 24th, 2018

PRESTON North End are one of the surprise packages in this seasons SkyBet Championship. With one of the lowest budgets in the Division, and losing manager Simon Grayson to Sunderland last summer, The Lilywhites were expected to be dragged into a relegation battle this campaign. The Preston Board, however, moved very quickly and secured themselves […]


Can Hughes Spark a Southampton revival?

Posted on March 15th, 2018

EIGHT games to go in the Premier League and Southampton have played their final card in a bid to stay in England’s top flight. Out goes Manager Mauricio Pellegrino after just nine months in charge and in comes Mark Hughes, a former Southampton player, until the end of the season. His remit is simple, keep […]


Football Transfer Rumours: Abdoulaye Doucouré to Manchester United?

Posted on March 14th, 2018

According to football transfer rumours, it seems that Mourinho is the latest manager to throw his into the ring over a possible speculation about bidding for Doucoure, in the wake of murmurings about interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal. The 25-year old Frenchman has certainly been turning heads for all the right reasons around football […]


Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan Emerge as an Excellent Acquisition for Arsenal?

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Arsenal came extremely close to having to allow superstar forward Alexis Sanchez to leave the Emirates for free next summer, but instead managed to strike a deal that could turn out to be a very shrewd bit of business. The North London club managed to secure an exchange deal with Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling […]


The Manchester derby will set a world football record this Sunday

Posted on December 7th, 2017

There are several well-known derbies in English football: the Merseyside, the North London and the Steel City. In recent years the Manchester derby has become more and more prominent in English football thanks to the rise of Manchester City following their Abu Dhabi United Group purchase of the club back in 2008. Since the takeover […]


England’s Potential World Cup Squad Surprises

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Source: England via Twitter Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Pickford and Tammy Abraham have all emerged as late challengers for England’s 2018 World Cup squad after all four were called up for England’s first World Cup preparation matches against Germany and Brazil. We take a look at the other players who could stake a late claim […]


New Chelsea Stadium Completion Date Pushed Back

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Chelsea won’t go home to the new Stamford Bridge stadium until 2024 at the earliest, with redevelopment work delayed by at least four years. The ambitious project to build an entirely new, modern stadium on the grounds of Chelsea’s beloved home turf is underway, but cannot begin in earnest until the Blues hit the road. […]


Manchester United Open Contract Talks With £50,000-A-Week Star

Posted on October 17th, 2017

Although Marcus Rashford signed a new deal with Manchester United sometime in May 2016, the said deal is said to run till 2020 but new reports have it that the in-form striker and Manchester United are in talks for a further renewal of the deal. As of the time of writing this article, the Englishman […]


Lemar Vs Griezmann – Who Should Arsene Wenger Sign For Arsenal

Posted on October 11th, 2017

This week, there has been rumours that French star Antoine Griezmann could be on his way to Arsenal in the summer. This is coming days after current Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette confirmed he and Griezmann are good friends and he will try to convince the Atletico Madrid man to sign for Arsenal this summer. What […]


Dortmund Start Well in Bundesliga Title Bid

Posted on October 6th, 2017

“Dortmund01” by Markus Unger (CC BY-SA 2.0) When the Bundesliga season started in August, many people expected Bayern Munich to win the German title in comfortable fashion, just like they did last season. However, a stuttering start from the champions, combined with an impressive start from Borussia Dortmund, has left the title race wide open […]