Should the English Premier League have a winter break?

Winter break or no winter break? Are the latest generation of footballers being wrapped up in cotton wool? Why can’t footballers play three times in the same week? These are some of the questions being asked by fans, pundits and coaches all over the land. Football has always been played over the Christmas period in […]

General Kante

‘I was at the Chelsea training ground last week to see Eden Hazard and noticed N’Golo Kante wandering back to the changing rooms. So I went over to him and stood in front of him. And I poked him in the chest. I had to, just to check if he was real! “You are real, […]

If you are called an assistant referee, try assisting the referee!

Week in week out there seems to be an abundance of decisions which are being talked about long after the games have ended. The standard of refereeing this season has been poor at best. In fact, it’s not just the referees who are making bad decisions but also the linesmen, or assistant referees as they […]

KLOPP FOR THE CHOP?

After the ….Danke! (Thank you) & Auf wiedersehen Jurgen! (Goodbye Jurgen) ..then came, Welcome, Klopp to the Kop…YNWA Jurgen Klopp’s style of football is best described in his own words. ‘I always want it loud!’ he says, ‘I want to have this ‘booooom!’ I like fighting football, not serenity football. What we call in German […]

Chelsea seek revenge for Emirates humiliation that kicked season into life…

After the dust has settled from midweek there is very little time to digest what happened as we find ourselves back among the Premier League action once again and what a way to start Week 24 of the season. London derbies always seem to be feisty but the stakes could not be higher in this […]

From the Touchline: Mazzarri Aggressiveness Pays Off In Watford’s Defeat of Arsenal

Coming into the match, you could excuse Watford for wanting to be a little conservative. They suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Millwall in the FA Cup over the weekend and were facing an Arsenal side who had not lost at home since the first match of the season. Watford had failed to even score […]

Champions League draw proves tough for Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester

English clubs face tough tests if they are to progress in the knockout stages of the Champions League after the draw was made today in Nyon, Switzlerland. Arsenal have drawn Bayern Munich and after the Gunners topped their group they were hoping to come up against one of the lesser teams to have finished in second […]

Premier League Race Continues to Excite

Thirteen games in and an exciting race to win the 2016/17 Premier League title is already shaping up, with four teams threatening to pull away from the chasing bunch. The odds have been jumping all over the place, but there are now some established favourites, and bookmakers are offering free bets to tempt fans into […]

Liverpool top of the Premier League pile but Blues, City and Arsenal in pursuit

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and will remain in their lofty position for at least another 11 days, thanks to the international break. Jurgen Klopp has the Reds followers whispering the words “title ambitions” after they trounced Watford 6-1 at Anfield last time of asking to go to the […]

Arsenal need to sign Liverpool striker

There is one name Arsenal supporters repeatedly look towards when phrases such as loyalty, strength and determination are banded about and that name is Jack Wilshere. Arguably one of the finest natural English talents of his generation with his performance against Barcelona in the 2010-2011 campaign catching the eye of many a Spanish footballing aficionado, […]

Wenger is still the right man for Arsenal

In the context of having to finish above their rivals, the sight of Arsenal players celebrating fourth spot like they’d won the league was just about forgivable. But, as Alex Ferguson’s many triumphs were being celebrated to mark his retirement from the game, it was also more than a little depressing. After all, Arsenal were […]

Why Manchester United and Arsenal bosses are wrong to doubt and criticise Chelsea racism claim

Following Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, it emerged that the home team had made an allegation against referee Mark Clattenburg. As time went by, reports revealed that Chelsea were claiming Clattenburg called John Obi Mikel a “monkey” and Juan Mata a “Spanish twat”. However, these players didn’t hear this on […]

Managerial tenure in the Premier League and football as a business

If you’ve ever listened to the BBC’s 606 Football Phone-In show after a manager has been sacked, then you’ve certainly heard the famous line uttered that “Football is a Business.” Of course, the Premier League is a business. The £3.018billion deal for domestic TV rights over a three year period is proof in the pudding, […]

Wenger’s history of transfer denials – From RvP to Henry and Cole to Nasri

Unfortunately for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has a history of categorically stating that players will not leave the club, only for them to request a transfer and sign elsewhere shortly afterwards. This summer’s players were Robin van Persie and Alex Song and they are the latest of a long line of ex-Arsenal players that the manager […]

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