Crystal Palace sacked Patrick Vieira as manager last week after a season and a half in the role. Yesterday they announced that his predecessor in the role, Roy Hodgson, will return as his successor. Vieira’s dismissal comes at the end of a 12-game winless run: a statistic that makes bleak reading. But is there more […]
Are Mbappé and Håland the new Messi and Ronaldo?
Kylian Mbappé and Erling Håland have been writing more football headlines this month, with both breaking club goalscoring records. On Saturday 4th March, Mbappé scored his 201st goal for Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the club’s record goalscorer. Then on Tuesday 14th March, Håland hit five goals for Man City against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. […]
Can the apprentice beat the master in the Premier League title race?
The Premier League title races finale could be exciting this year with a different challenger for the juggernaut that is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Not only are north London giants Arsenal challenging the reigning champions, but they are five points clear of the Citizens at the top of the Premier League table with just 12 […]
How much has Erik ten Hag transformed Manchester United?
Erik ten Hag has won silverware in his first season as Manchester United manager. The Dutchman oversaw a 2-0 win against Newcastle United in the League Cup Final at Wembley. The victory followed an impressive win over Barcelona in the Europa League a few days earlier. These results keep Man Utd in the hunt for […]
Premier League VAR: how can Howard Webb fix the problems?
Premier League VAR was again the major talking point after a weekend featuring a number of high-profile errors by match officials using video technology. The VAR did not draw the lines when checking for offside on Brentford’s equaliser at the Emirates. Meanwhile, a similar error disallowed a Brighton goal against Crystal Palace. What is VAR? […]
Manchester City finances: what do new charges mean?
The Premier League has charged Manchester City with breaking rules around club finances. The statement from the league describes over 100 breaches of the league’s financial rules. What could this mean for Manchester City and for the Premier League? Which rules have Manchester City allegedly broken? The charges relate to Premier League rules which require […]
Is Sean Dyche the answer to Everton’s problems?
On 30th January, Everton announced Sean Dyche as their new manager. The former Burnley boss takes the reigns a week after the club dismissed Frank Lampard. Dyche faces the difficult task of trying to avoid the club’s first relegation in 72 years. Is he the right man for the job? Dyche’s Track Record Many fans […]
How Many Points per Season is a Good Goalkeeper Worth?
Newcastle’s 1-0 League Cup Semi-Final first-leg victory at Southampton saw their goalkeeper Nick Pope keep his 10th consecutive clean sheet. The longest such run for at least decade prompted much discussion amongst football pundits and online commentators. Soon repeated was an old cliché: that a good goalkeeper is worth 15-20 points a season. But is […]
Who Looks Best Placed to Make the Premier League Next Season?
The Championship is considered one of the most competitive leagues anywhere in Europe. However, the reward for whoever does snap up one of the three promotion places is an entry into the lucrative Premier League. Here is a look at the teams who are best placed to pick up promotion from the Championship this season. […]
City look imperious as they ease past sorry Spurs and target title
The Premier League table is finally taking shape, with teams producing excellent results in both halves of the table. In the most recent set of games, Manchester City completely outclassed struggling Spurs in a 3-0 home victory as Liverpool struggled to keep Leicester City at bay conceding 3 goals in seven minutes. Elsewhere, Aston Villa […]
Boubacar Kamara – Olympique de Marseille
The prodigal son of the Phocian city Boubacar Kamara was born on 23 November 1999 in Marseille (France). Kamara is a French footballer who plays as a central defender and now as a defensive midfielder at Olympique de Marseille. He joined the Marseille club in 2005 at the age of 5. He is considered to […]
Championship Promotion: Ranking the Title Race Season so far 2020/21
With the Championship season in full throttle there seem to be a myriad of teams battling it out at the top end of the table for those precious two automatic promotion spots. Norwich and Swansea City appear to be leading the Championship pack, with the Canaries sitting at the apex of the table and the […]
Vital Mourinho addresses jittery Tottenham frailties
Spurs are struggling right now, failing to win back-to-back games, despite producing impressive results during the early part of the season. In recent games, they have fallen prey to a lack of confidence and belief in their quality. Mourinho’s Spurs have become a defensive team incapable of holding onto leads and are over-reliant on Harry […]
Managerial merry-go-round! Tuchel latest boss to steer Chelsea after Lampard axed
Because of a beginning of the new season definitely below the expectations of the club, especially as regards the performance in the Premier League (19 games, 6 defeats, 29 points, 11 behind the top team, Manchester United), Chelsea decided to fire their manager again, changing Frank Lampard and appointing German Thomas Tuchel, the 14th different […]
From Lampard to Tuchel: What has gone wrong for Chelsea
Roman Abramovich has done it again. Frank Lampard has been relieved of his duties as former PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is replaced as the new Chelsea head coach. Chelsea sacked Lampard after a run of five defeats in their last eight Premier League games. The club is said to have tabled an 18-month long contract […]
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London calling! Chelsea choke, Arsenal advance and Spurs march on…
Chelsea continue to struggle as a Covid stricken Manchester City side managed to win three crucial points at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal on the other hand continue to impress with a 4-goal thriller against a struggling West Brom. Spurs managed to return to their goal-scoring spree with an impressive performance against Leeds United. Fulham Missed Again […]
Capital concerns! Testing times for both Chelsea and Spurs
Back in November, when the premiere league was gearing up for the showdown between Chelsea and Tottenham, pundits and fans were relishing the prospect of seeing a possible title clash for the season. Both teams faced off after consecutive victories in their previous league matches. However, a stalemate draw on the day proved otherwise, which […]
Boxing Day Delight
Boxing Day is always the most interesting day for football in a calendar year. Unlike previous years, teams welcome this fixture having more to lose than to gain. With the league table changing shape every weekend, with teams at both ends of the table looking desperately for points, Boxing Day proves to be crucial coming […]
Matchday 14, United, Spurs, Leicester rundown
The Premier League is having quite a spectacular time in respect to its uncertainty in recent months, with more chilling matches and unpredictable results. As we enter the festive season, the defending champions Liverpool are sitting 4 points clear at the top of the table as Manchester United climbed to third in the table with […]