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English Premiership Preview 2018/19

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Excitement is mounting ahead of the 2018/19 Premiership season and the big clubs are spending heavily in a bid to close the gap on champions Man City. Liverpool have splashed the cash to shore up several key positions and they are considered the most likely team to challenge Pep Guardiola’s men. But Man Utd and […]

Assessing England’s Chances At World Cup 2018

Posted on June 6th, 2018

“Gareth Southgate” (CC BY 2.0) by Ben Sutherland The bookmakers might not be giving England much hope and most fans aren’t in a hurry to talk-up the national team’s chances at World Cup 2018 but there’s reason to be optimistic this time around. That doesn’t mean Gareth Southgate’s team are going to win the tournament but like centre-back […]

Possible Starting Eleven for England Versus Tunisia

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Harry Kane // enviro warrior // CC BY-SA 2.0 England play Tunisia in the opening game of their World Cup Russia 2018 campaign. Kick-off is on Monday 18th June at the Volgograd Arena. With the competition looming, Southgate will be keeping a close eye on the players as they play their final games of the domestic season. Who will he […]

Looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Posted on May 10th, 2018

As the biggest sporting event of the year draws ever closer, 32 nations across the world are gearing up to watch their teams compete on the most impressive stage in the world, the World Cup. In 2010, Russia was announced as the host, with the official logo for the tournament unveiled in 2014, by cosmonauts […]

Liverpool backed by 65% of punters to be crowned Champions League winners

Posted on May 8th, 2018

The football season is coming to an end but the best prize in Europe is still on offer, as we begin to prepare ourselves for another exhilarating Champions League final. This time we see an interesting matchup as surprisingly formidable attacking side Liverpool go up against regular European cup winners Real Madrid, with it arguably […]

Realistically, How Far Can England Go at the World Cup?

Posted on May 4th, 2018

Now that we are less than 50 days away from the start of World Cup 2018, journalists, pundits and fans will be queuing up to give their opinions on the England national team. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but there is always an extra bit of scrutiny on the Three Lions before […]

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 […]