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 […]

From the Touchline: Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United

In this column, we focus on one manager and his decisions before, during, and sometimes after a match. We (and other writers) analyze the decisions and results as if choice works out as it is supposed to. If a club wins, the manager made the right choices; the converse is also true. Sometimes, though, luck […]

Shocking News Ahead of UCL Critical Match – More Injury Setbacks, 8 First Team Players Missing

Manchester United could be without up to first team eight players for their crucial Champions League clash against Wolfsburg. The Red Devils have been struck with fresh injury problems as the duo of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and defender Paddy McNair picked up injuries during the goalless draw with West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday. […]

Trouble Times For Jose Mourinho As Chelsea Stars Gang Up Against Manager

Mourinho’s influence over his dressing room seems to continue to dwindle as a recent shocking revelation has revealed. A first team player has reportedly said, ‘I’d rather lose than win for him’, and that summarizes what has been a poor player-coach relationship at the Stamford Bridge right now. Chelsea have picked up just 11 points […]

CONFIRMED – Chelsea Table Bid For Man United Target £40m Marquinhos

It was at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea are always known to be formidable. And for most Chelsea fans, “it’s either we win or draw”, however that was not the case yesterday. The Premier League champions endured yet another humiliating defeat after an abysmal performance from the team on Saturday afternoon as Crystal Palace defeated them […]

John Stones Told To Ignore Manchester United & Chelsea

John Stones has been advised by Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher to continue his development by remaining with Everton for at least 2 more seasons. The 21 year-old Stones was heavily linked with a move to Stamford bridge during the Summer transfer windows, and he handed in a transfer request, but the club rejected Chelsea’s offers, twice. […]

5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Beat Newcastle United

Chelsea face Newcastle United in what will be the return fixture of the Dec. 6th 2014 encounter at St. James Park- a match which saw Chelsea’s unbeaten run to the season thrown into the thrash can. Alan Pardew’s Newcastle were the winners on the day after handing Jose Mourinho and his impressive boys their first […]

Why Iker Casillas Won’t Join Liverpool Or Arsenal

So much has been said about the future of Real Madrid’s Spanish stopper Iker Casillas. The Spanish legend had his somewhat invincibility demystified by erstwhile Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho who under the pretext of an injury to him brought in former Valencia goalkeeper Diego Lopez only for him to settle for the new goalkeeper […]

Rodgers Sanctions £15.5 Move For Manchester United & Arsenal Target

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are in a keenly contested race for the signature of Cheick Tiote. Liverpool in particular are reportedly lining up a £15.5 million pound bid to test Newcastle’s resolve. After Newcastle’s shocking start to the season which has seen the club occupy the 18th position on the league table, reports have […]

Alan Pardew To Get The Sack As Mike Ashley Lines Up Replacement

Reports say Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley is working on potential replacements for manager Alan Pardew despite what seems like reposing confidence in the manager. It doesn’t at all appear like Ashley would sack Pardew after keeping faith in the manager since 2010. Pardew as the Newcastle manager has won both the Premier League manager […]

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