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Countdown to kick-off: Championship 2013-14 season preview

In this installment of ‘Countdown To Kick-Off’ (the 2nd of 3) I preview and predict every Championship teams’ fortunes.

I’ll probably be wrong with many but here are my predictions! (more…)

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Has player power gone too far? Who dictates modern day transfers?

In many respects football is a world and a law unto itself.

There is no better example of this than the corrupt and murky realm that is the transfer window. (more…)

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Arsene Wenger irks fans with latest interview

Arsenal fans are used to the infamous quotes that Wenger gives every year in interviews and often we find them amusing.

We especially like the way he can wind up other people with the things he says. (more…)

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East, East, East Midlands!

The return of Premier League football to the East Midlands is imminent.

Top flight football has plotted its route around the East Midlands over the past few years, with the region not having a representative since 2008, but we’ll keep that particular season quiet, eh Derby? (more…)

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England squad – time to try something different?

I find it absolutely beyond ridiculous, to the point of questioning my own sanity.

As to why nobody wants to seriously tackle the issue of how the England squad is picked. (more…)

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Is possession always nine-tenths of the law? Football data analysis

Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League.

If you did not see the game and looked at the data you would have been confused on the basis that Barcelona had 84% possession and still managed to lose. (more…)

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The dreaded drop

Without a shadow of a doubt the priority for any newly promoted team is to maintain their status as a Premier League club.

Of course it’s not as easy as it sounds as many top managers could tell you. (more…)

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Should I stay or should I go? The life and times of Wayne Rooney

Since the summer of 2004 and his £25 million move to Manchester United,

Wayne Rooney has been at the forefront of success with two Premier League crowns, one Champions League winners medal and two League Cups to his name. (more…)

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Aston Villa: New generation

Paul Lambert is creating a new generation at Villa Park.

Many of the older players and players on big contracts have been sold or released and replaced by a younger bunch of players. (more…)

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Summer 2013: Transfer bargains

Forget the extortionately priced players, here’s some players that clubs should really think about buying as they’re available for very reasonable prices!

The list is dominated by Premier League players with the exception of the Brazilian, Fred. Of course, we all have opinions and mine is just one of them so tell me in the comments below if you think anyone should be added to this list, or if you can think of any foreign players who deserve a place there! (more…)

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Top 5 underrated strikers

In world football strikers are probably the players that receive the most praise from fans.

Their job is to score goals and thus they are probably the flashiest players on the pitch. Strikers like Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Falcao understandably get a lot of recognition. (more…)

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Who is Duvan Zapata?

It has recently been reported that West Ham have agreed a fee to sign Colombian striker, Duvan Zapata.

This news shocked everyone, as it seemed as though it had been pulled out of a hat. Nobody knows who he is, so I have tried to find out some information on Zapata. (more…)

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Arsenal have 99 problems but money isn’t one

We are almost seven weeks into the transfer window (not eleven days* as some Gooners think) and we have signed one player on a free contract.

Meanwhile, other clubs including our rivals are making signings all around us. (more…)

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Enough to defend Sam Allardyce?

The end of the season. A very sad time for football fans all over the world as they ponder for something to do and many go into hibernation.

But one good thing does come out of the end of the season. And that is the transfer market. The few months before a season where teams can restock their players and sell players they no longer need. (more…)

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Christian Benteke’s Villa betrayal

The news to break Villa fans hearts came at around 10:30pm on Monday 8th July.

Christian Benteke, the striker that had scored 19 league goals in his debut season, had submitted a written transfer request and wanted to leave the club. (more…)

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