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Written on 9 Sep 2014 | No Comments

If there has been one thing clear about Louis Van Gaal fledging career at Manchester United, it is the no messing nature of his regime. Compromise? That is not a philosophy or word that the Dutchman even knows the meaning of.  Luke Shaw is considered too fat, the training ground to windy, 4-3-3 outdated and useless and Danny Welbeck not good enough but is this fair?
Welbeck is not an awful player, people tend to see footballers in two lights : you are rubbish or you are a superstar, it is …

Written on 8 Sep 2014 | No Comments

Let me start this by telling you straight away; I am biased towards Liverpool. The club is my life. From an early age as a Liverpool fan, you have it drilled into you that you should expect the best. To us, any delusions of grandeur aren’t delusions. We expect to be up at the top of the table because our history says we should be.
I know how silly this sounds, considering the club haven’t won the league title since 1990. There is a generation of Liverpool fans (myself included) yet …

Written on 8 Sep 2014 | One Comment

Transfer deadline day always gives its fair share of entertainment that includes essentials such as 4 x 4’s, middle aged Sky Sports Correspondents, rumours failures and manic fans weaving at cameras as if they have never seen them before. The drama always turns to  major disappointmet but that’s no surprise when the media make so much fuss. The compulsive viewing of watching a flustered Harry Redknapp getting more and more animated whilst  looking shiftier and shiftier is great TV viewing. Zamora ? Crouch? Defoe? Townsend? Terrific, fantastic, super players- Harry …

Written on 4 Sep 2014 | No Comments

Rewind a few years and AC Milan’s newest recruit had it all: the pace, the effortless skills and, most of all, the goals of a player filled with confidence and ability. Liverpool fans loved him and he was in love with the club, the city and the culture. The man it seemed had it all, but like all men who have it all they always strive to get even more, and this was in part his downfall. When Chelsea’s Russian owner presented Liverpool with £50 million to secure their star …

Written on 25 Aug 2014 | No Comments

Both very attacking minded teams, Liverpool and Manchester City will meet in their second game of the season, but how should Liverpool line up against the reigning champions of England? 

Written on 24 Aug 2014 | No Comments

Swansea welcome Van Gaal to the Premier League
After a long three months without league football, the Premier league was back last weekend and it all kicked off at Old Trafford with Manchester United playing host to Swansea City. Once again the new season sees a new era at Manchester United, with Louis Van Gaal talking over for caretaker manager Ryan Giggs, who will now go back to a coaching role under the Dutch Coach. Van Gaal’s arrival at Manchester United meant a new system for the players to learn and …

Written on 17 Aug 2014 | No Comments

The man with the golden balls – Louis Van Gaal, will lead out a new Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow with the weight of every fan on his shoulders. Many expect the ‘good times’ to return, including myself, however I feel that the current squad of players is simply not good enough to challenge for the title. Or even achieve a top four finish. If we fail to bring in the numbers we need I fear for us and the Manchester United dream.
We should be challenging for the title …

Written on 14 Aug 2014 | No Comments

Chelsea are my team to beat for this season in the premier league. Jose Mourinho has a history of doing well in his second year at clubs and he told us as much last season. I watched them live at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday against Real Sociedad and I noticed how they were only once able to break through the midfield and run at the Chelsea defence, and that time Cahill and Terry cleared things up nicely. Mourinho has a system to stop the opposition running at his defence as …

Written on 14 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments

This is the 5th in a series of 6 articles about the 60 greatest players in the world with this one looking at those most undefinable of roles – the attacking midfielder and the winger. Gone are the days when flying wingers and box-to-box central midfielders are the order of the day in a 4-4-2 formation universally used. A modern day attacking midfielder has to be so much more than your old school south american ‘no.10′ and now incorporates many more types of players into the one label. Meanwhile for wingers, the …