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Written on 13 Apr 2014 | No Comments

It’s a World Cup year and I, like many other football fans, am looking forward to the carnival of football that only the most prestigious international competition can provide. As the Premier League reaches its climax, it is only natural that we look out for which English players are hitting a rich vein of form at the right time to try and book their seat on the plane to Brazil. I argue that the decision on which players to take is a more philosophical one than many give Roy the …

Written on 11 Apr 2014 | No Comments

With the 2014 World Cup just two months away we’ll take a look at the contenders to win the Golden Boot at the tournament in Brazil.
Winning the World Cup is every players dream where scoring the most goals in a World Cup comes in at a close second. The 2010 World Cup Golden Boot was shared four ways last time round with Wesley Sneijder, Thomas Müller, Diego Forlan and David Villa winning the award. Scoring the most goals at a World Cup is a tremendous achievement for any player and …

Written on 11 Apr 2014 | One Comment

Currently sitting on top of the Premier League table, Liverpool have officially launched their new home kit for next season.
The new home kit is manufactured by American brand Warrior Sports who signed a kit deal with Liverpool back in April 2011. The new home kit tunes into the hart of Liverpool FC’s identity featuring their iconic red colour scheme whilst adding a modern edge to the new shirt. Red is complemented with white piping and trim on the sides, shoulders and sleeves. The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, …

Written on 10 Apr 2014 | One Comment

As we all know, David Moyes first season at Manchester United has not gone as he would have liked it at all. Sitting 7th in the league table at the time of writing and have just been eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich, which was the club’s last chance of winning a trophy this season. One of the most disappointing things about Manchester United’s season is the continued poor performances from Marouane Fellaini, who joined David Moyes at Manchester United from Everton for £27.5 million in the summer …

Written on 10 Apr 2014 | One Comment

Eight Premier League Managers have been relieved of their duties since the season began,  some deservingly, some less so…below I profile whether the chairman got it right or wrong and who’s comes out on top of the sack race.
Sunderland
Di Canio got his P45 in September after a dismal run of four defeats in five league games, also many rumours of losing the dressing room and banning tomato ketchup amongst other things. Gus Poyet was brought in to try and stave off relegation, despite some good wins against Newcastle, Everton and …

Written on 10 Apr 2014 | No Comments

As Arjen Robben’s powerful shot deflected of Vidic with the ball slowly rolling in, it signalled the end of an era for Manchester United in the Champions League certainly for this season and possibly many more. And for some fans that have not experienced failure, it was hard to take with tweets for Moyes Out trending on all social media sites, with the majority not sure if he can be trusted the summer money he will be given. As a supporter it will be difficult, but I have the believe …

Written on 10 Apr 2014 | One Comment

Peace and tranquillity are usually traits that can be found in abundance desert regions throughout Spain. However, twice a year and this coming Wednesday “El Gran Classico” divides two cities over politics, nationality, class and sporting fanaticism.

Real Madrid: The club of the cigar smoker. Every banker, rich businessman and anyone of financial importance is a member. Some bring cushions to matches to avoid the potential stiffness of placing their backside on a hardback seat. On the outside the club always appears to have a mountain of debt. But don’t let …

Written on 7 Apr 2014 | No Comments

There are thirty four days to go in this years Premier League and I’ve got to admit, as a Liverpool fan, I am starting to crack under the pressure.
I started the season bathing in optimism and why not? After all we’d had a good year under Rodgers, bettering our previous year’s position by one place and playing some delightful football at times. Top four was a real possibility in the 13/14 season.
So what the BLOODY HELL is this? Five games left and we’re top. TOP! In what alternative universe have …

Written on 6 Apr 2014 | No Comments

Having seen Manchester United struggle this season, plummeting from champions to 7th place, I have been wondering whether the squad that Moyes left (his low-budget Everton side) is actually superior to the United side he inherited from Sir Alex Ferguson. Looking at this year’s league table, you would say that this is the case, but I’ve decided to look into it further and compare the two squads position by position.
Goalkeeper:
A fairly easy choice for me. De Gea is probably one of the best shot-stoppers in the league, if not the …

Written on 3 Apr 2014 | No Comments

BBC sport this morning writes former club captain Stuart Pearce is set to become the new Nottingham Forest manager on July 1st after he initially turned down the offer from Chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi in the wake of Billy Davies’s dismissal as Forest boss.
Al-Hasawi would of wanted him in immediately of course but this seems a shrewd move by the former Coventry and Newcastle left back, if he comes in now with 7 games to go of the regular season it gives him limited time to impress any changes in tactics, Forest are seventh in the …