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Written on 24 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Let’s start with a fact; the title is in Man City’s hands. If they win their games in hand they go three points clear at the top with a superior goal difference. If they drop any points at all the title will go to the team that goes the rest of the season without dropping a point… but we all know football is never that simple. There will be shocks, injuries, suspensions and fixture congestion all along the way. As a Liverpool fan I am staying grounded, but when will …

Written on 23 Mar 2014 | No Comments

David Moyes has taken a lot of criticism this season after his arrival at Manchester United. Many United fans have called for his head and claimed he is out of his depth at one of the world’s biggest and most renowned clubs. And there is a strong argument: Moyes’ United are struggling to make the Champions League places this year, whereas Fergie’s United – with the same squad – won the title comfortably last season. However, I see it differently.
In my view, after 27 years in charge of the Red …

Written on 19 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Nothing in life is certain, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of things worth betting on. For most people winning bets are like your best friend when they get a new girlfriend or boyfriend; you don’t see them very often but when you do it’s so good you remember why you keep trying, then all too soon they go missing again.
Where most people go wrong is research, in that there is none. I mean who has time to look up the home and away records of both teams, how …

Written on 19 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Sundays game between Manchester United and Liverpool shown us 2 things; 1 that Manchester United are clueless and lack creativity and 2 that Brendan Rodgers is tactically one of the best managers out there. Earlier in the season Liverpool were playing a back 5 and got found out badly against Arsenal at the Emirates. Rodgers then knew this formation would not work for Liverpool and went back to the drawing system and has now devised a system which seemingly at times is unplayable.
David Moyes on the other hand has been …

Written on 19 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Terry, Cahill, Willian (93), Ramires, Eto’o (85), Oscar (82), Hazard (subs: Luiz, Torres (85), Mikel, Schurrle (82), Ba, Schwarzer, Kalas (93))

Galatasaray team: Muslera, Eboue (77), Telles, Kurtulus (67), Chedjou, Kaya, Yilmaz (54), Felipe Melo, Drogba, Inan, Sneijder (subs: Burdisso, Gulselam, Hajrovic (77), Bulut (54), Balta (67), Sarioglu, Ceylan)

Didier Drogba returned to his former stomping ground but could not prevent a Chelsea victory as his former club recorded a comfortable victory. Two first half goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill sealed the win. Ramires and Willian were …

Written on 18 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Winners
Manchester City – Winning away to Hull may perhaps not sound like a massive achievement considering they have little to play for this season after all-but securing their Premier League status, but to do so with your talismanic captain (and only decent excuse for a centre-back) sent off suddenly makes this a big win. Couple that with Chelsea’s implosion at Villa Park and this could well prove a big result for City as they attempt to bounce back from Champions League and FA Cup elimination over the last couple of …

Written on 17 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Manchester United team: de Gea, Rafael, Evra, Carrick, Jones, Vidic, Mata (87), Fellaini (76), van Persie, Rooney, Januzaj (76) (subs: Ferdinand (87), Lindegaard, Young, Cleverely (76) Welbeck (76), Valencia, Kagawa)

Liverpool team: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Gerrard (87), Skrtel, Agger, Henderson, Sterling (72), Sturridge (92), Suarez, Allen (subs: Jones, Aspas (92), Coutinho (72), Moses, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas (87))

Liverpool inflicted Manchester United worst home result of the season and propelled themselves back into the title race and all but ended United’s top four ambitions.

Astonishingly there were three penalties awarded in a game at Old Trafford to the opposition, …

Written on 17 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Tottenham team: Lloris, Naughton, Rose, Sandro (68), Kaboul, Vertonghen, Townend, Bentaleb, Adebayor, Chadli (69), Eriksen (82) (subs: Walker, Lennon, Paulinho (68), Soldado (82), Sigurdsson (68), Friedel, Kane)
Arsenal team: Szczency, Sagna, Gibbs, Arteta, Mertersacker, Koscielny, Rosicky (69), Oxlade-Chamberlain (85), Giroud, Cazorla, Podolski (77) (subs: Vermaelen (85), Monreal (77), Flamini (69), Fabianski, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Gnabry)
Tomas Rosicky scored a stunning goal after 72 seconds to give Arsenal their first win at White Hart Lane since 2007, keeping the Gunners in contention for the title. A game, largely dominated by Spurs, went Arsenal’s way as they defended …

Written on 16 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments

For so many recent years, Liverpool have always got to November/December in a league season and said “next year will be our year”. For once, the Liverpool fans who said that last season, they might well be right. This season they have been on fire and for me, they deserve to win the league this year. Here are my list of reasons why they deserve to lift the Barclays Premier League trophy in May.
 1. Reason one is simple, they play the best football. The way Brenden Rodgers has Liverpool playing …

Written on 16 Mar 2014 | No Comments

Aston Villa team: Guzan, Bacuna, Bennett, Westwood, Vlaar, Baker, El Ahmadi, Delph, Benteke, Weimann, Ablonlahor (Subs: Clark, Albrigton, Steer, Sylla, Holt, Lowton, Robinson).

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Matic, Cahill, Terry, Willian, Ramires, Torres, Oscar, Hazard (Subs: Lampard, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Ba, Schwarzer, Kalas).

Chelsea’s title challenge took a huge blow as their 9 men were defeated by a single goal against Aston Villa at Villa park. Fabian Delph scored with a delightful flick, midway through the second half, as Chelsea had their manage Jose Mourinho sent to the stands.

Chelsea came into this game …