Are Manchester City on the brink of a memorable treble?

We have reached the business end of another football season and talk turns to who will win the major honours. With Manchester City again in imperious form, fans and pundits alike are starting to ask an inevitable question: are they on the brink of the Treble? What is a Treble? The term ‘Treble’ refers to […]

Are Mbappé and HÄland the new Messi and Ronaldo?

Kylian MbappĂ© and Erling HĂ„land have been writing more football headlines this month, with both breaking club goalscoring records. On Saturday 4th March, MbappĂ© scored his 201st goal for Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the club’s record goalscorer. Then on Tuesday 14th March, HĂ„land 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 […]

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 […]

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 clichĂ©: that a good goalkeeper is worth 15-20 points a season. But is […]

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 […]

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