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Castore kit issues have Villa players in a sweat

Aston Villa kit manufacturer Castore is at the centre of a growing story in recent weeks. Players and fans have raised concerns over the club’s kit retaining sweat. Some absolutely amazing images from recent matches against Legia Warsaw and Chelsea have shown players absolutely dripping wet. The issue has got so bad that the team […]

Allan Saint-Maximin: Newcastle’s best French winger?

This summer has been dominated by high-profile departures from the Premier League to the Saudi Pro League. The latest of these has seen Allan Saint-Maximin head from Newcastle to Al Ahli for an undisclosed fee. The Frenchman completes an exciting all-former-Premier-League front three for Al Ahli with Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez. Whilst some of […]

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 […]

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