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The second coming of the Academy of Football

The future’s bright…

I have to say, under Sam Allardyce, I was really worried about the future of our Academy at West Ham United. (more…)


Make no mistake, Leicester City’s title chase is real

You’d have had to be either quite brave or stupid to have tipped Leicester City to win the Premier League at the start of the season.

After all, their odds stood at 5000/1 compared to Guus Hiddink’s men, who started the campaign as 13/8 favorites. (more…)


The end of the managerial dynasties

Football has seen huge changes in the past decade with an ever widening financial divide.

The emergence of true elite European ‘super clubs’ and a huge evolution in fluid and flexible tactics. (more…)


What does Charlie Austin bring to Southampton?

Last week saw Charlie Austin make the move from Championship side Queens Park Rangers to Premier League Southampton.

With 18 goals to his name at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign, many assumed that Austin would be certain to wrap up a deal with a top-flight side. (more…)


Manchester United are back in the title race

It is testament to the volatile nature of the Barclays Premier League this season.

That, Manchester United have twice led the table and yet now occupy fifth place, just outside the Champions League places. (more…)


Why Olivier Giroud deserves more credit for all-round contribution to Arsenal

While so much talk has centred around Olivier Giroud’s shocking first half miss during Arsenal’s spectacular 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

The burly Frenchman’s overall contribution shouldn’t be overlooked as a result of this one mistake. (more…)


Why Liverpool should avoid recalling Mario Balotelli at all costs

While an injury-stricken Liverpool struggles to find enough players fit to put on the park.

There have been rumours boiling up regarding on loan AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli. (more…)


Jurgen Klopp faces crucial January transfer window

Jurgen Klopp has taken charge at Liverpool with varying success.

Having started his reign in promising fashion, with convincing style of play and good performances, Liverpool have had a disastrous December and January so far. (more…)


Why Tottenham Hotspur can challenge for the title

It has been a while, in truth, since Tottenham Hotspur have been serious contenders for a Champions League place in the Premier League.

Not since the heady days of having Bale and Modric run their midfield have Spurs been a force to be reckoned with among the top six. (more…)


Aston Villa deserve relegation

This season will probably spell the end of Aston Villa’s time as a Premier League club.

Something which has been coming ever since Martin O’Neill left the club back in 2010. (more…)


January transfer window: Five strikers Manchester United could sign

After Manchester United’s run of six league games without a win.

The Red Devils are in desperate need of some fresh energy. (more…)


Why Calum Chambers deserves chance to prove himself in midfield

In what was just his second ever start in defensive midfield for Arsenal.

Calum Chambers put in a supremely accomplished showing against Eddie Howe’s crafty Bournemouth outfit. (more…)


Chelsea are the worst defending Premier League champions ever

The statistics show that Chelsea are the worst defending Premier League champions ever.

Just let that sink in. (more…)