Poised to drop? Premier League relegation candidates examined

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on as Cardiff City boss

It’s that time of the season again, right? Battles begin to form at either end of the table, with the most worried supporters finding their team at the base of the Premier League. Fulham, Cardiff City, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Norwich City, and indeed Swansea City all figure in perilous situations.
With April fast approaching, the remaining two game weeks of March could go a long way in defining who will remain England’s top division for the 2014/15 season. While Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool battle it out to be crowned the league’s elite, a handful of teams sweat it out in Continue reading »

LIVE: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – follow the action

Liverpool's Luis Suarez shakes hands with Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur entertain Liverpool at White Hart Lane in a game which could see Brendan Rodgers’ side close the gap on league leaders Arsenal to just two points. The Gunners suffered a heavy 3-6 defeat away against Manchester City on Saturday which allowed Chelsea to reduce the margin at the top to two points. The Premier League is well and truly wide-open, and to reaffirm that fact – Tottenham know a victory today can bring them level with their opponents on 30 points.
Andre Villas-Boas knows that in order to stand any chance of winning the game, Spurs will have Continue reading »

Fulham – Where will the points come from?

Darren Bent in action for Fulham

When the Premier League creeps closer to the month of December fans of the most entertaining league in the world can usually grasp an idea of the likely relegation candidates. Last season Queens Park Rangers gave the impression of a relegated side from the minute the Premier League began – in fact I favoured such a possibility during the summer when their recruitment went into overdrive, an article that didn’t go down too well with the QPR faithful!
Sometimes the majority of EPL fans can see a side that is clearly not cut out for the standard of the Continue reading »

Why Arsenal WILL win the Premier League

Mesut Ozil in action for Arsenal

Many fans and pundits alike have questioned the Gunners ability to win the Barclays Premier League this season, and perhaps rightly so with Arsenal having not won the league since 2004.
However, the facts and figures suggest that this season, Wenger will lead his side to a successful league campaign, which should see them become Champions for the first time since the time of the ‘Invincibles’.
As you will all know, Arsenal currently sit atop of the league table with 25 points from their first 11 games with the closest team to them being Liverpool who they dispatched Continue reading »

Joining Manchester United would be a terrible career move for this man

Thiago Alcantara in action for BarcelonaThiago Alcantara seems to be the man on the lips of every Manchester United fan out there. His vision, passing range, general composure on the ball would give the Red Devils an overdue holding midfielder. He would be the signing to well and truly stamp David Moyes’ authority on the team. Having just recently won the U21 European Championship with Spain (he scored a hattrick in the final against Italy) Thiago seems primed for a career defining decision. His rather dubious transfer clause at the Nou Camp means the technically gifted Spaniard can leave for another team for a very reasonable Continue reading »

Bayern unconvincing in Champions League victory

Arjen Robben in action for Bayern MunichIt was almost written in the script that Bayern would avenge the memories of last year’s defeat to Chelsea in suiting fashion. A certain Arjen Robben obliged when – with one minute left on the clock – the Dutchman weaved his way into the Dotmund box before nudging the ball beyond a despairing Weidenfeller to finally capture the Champions League trophy for the Bavarian outfit. However, their victory was nothing near a classic, or even in any way convincing. In the first half Borussia could have been heading into half-time with a 3-1 lead only for some fine keeping from Manuel Neuer.

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