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Guardiola’s Manchester City off to a flying start

Just over a month ago the English Premier League (EPL) made its long-awaited return to many men’s happiness and many women’s despair, leading to Carlberg’s sales figures’ increase after two slow months and Gary Lineker’s return as the most-watched man on television on Saturday evenings. Despite the earliness of the season, Manchester City has already proven its serious potential as future title holder with ...

Mancunian derby match: clash of the titans

After a very turbulent summer transfer window and two teams today worth over £320 million, this Saturday’s clash seeing Manchester United face Manchester City already promises to be one of the highlights of this Premier League season. At home at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are fearing no one. Stronger under the management of the former Chelsea manager José Mourinho, the northerners ...

What to expect in this year’s Barclays Premier League Season

After being occupied by the Euros earlier this summer and currently being entertained by the ongoing Olympics, our wait for the Premier League is now over and there is a significant amount of optimism (more than usual) that is co-existing with the start of this season. With a host of high profile managers, along with a number charismatic and flamboyant ...

Euro 2016- The Tournament Where Football Won

As the dust finally settles on what came across as quite an underwhelming tournament in France, we can now look at how football finally won on the day. Before the tournament, much was made on the terrorism threat after the Paris attacks on the 13th November 2015, and although there were controlled explosions outside of the grounds, the terrorists didn't win. Instead, the tournament will be remembered as the year of the underdog.



 

In a season that has seen Leicester win the league, this tournament continued that same pattern, with the teams dubbed as 'making up the numbers' turning up and producing some great football. Before the tournament, much was made over the players many reckoned would steal the show: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller. Instead, unknowns such as Gabor Kiraly, who's tracksuits took everybody by storm, Will Grigg, who was on fire, Hal Robson-Kanu who had underperformed for Reading for so many years, played out of his skin, Joe Allen who many dubbed the 'Welsh Pirlo' truly live up to t

Roy Hodgson – Proactive or Reactive?

After a stunning second half performance in the Euro 2016 Group B game against Wales saw England triumph 2-1, manager Roy Hodgson was praised for his ruthless half-time changes which altered the course of the game in his sides favour. However, with many calling for these changes to be made prior to the game, I ask whether Hodgson was proactive ...

Leicester City Are Champions of England

The greatest underdog story has finally come to its magnificent end. Leicester City FC were confirmed as Premier League Champions yesterday night as Chelsea held Leicester’s closest challengers, Tottenham, to a 2-2 draw. Spurs draw against last year’s champions ended their hopes of winning the first League title since the inception of the Barclays Premier League. The Leicester players watched ...

Can Leicester City cope with the absence of Jamie Vardy?

Leicester City’s season so far is a dream, whereas in previous seasons they were battling with the struggles of the relegation zone, now they are close to becoming the champions of the Premier League. Things were going really well for them but in the last week where an incident in which referee Jon Moss gave the red card to their start ...

Tottenham Hotspur Close To Wembley Deal

Tottenham Hotspur are confident that they have struck a deal to temporarily relocate to Wembley Stadium for the beginning of the 2017-18 season with work on their new home set to step up a gear. Reports on espnfc.co.uk claim that the London based club are confident that the FA will approve their application to play at the national stadium whilst work on ...

What to take from England’s friendlies

England’s footballers recently completed the second of their two international friendlies which precede the Euro 2016 tournament. The matches against Germany and the Netherlands were both well contested, but have also reignited several debates about how England should and will play in France this summer. Some of the philosophies I have heard touted have seem respectable and watertight, others seem ...

Ronaldo rocket ruins Roma

After Tuesdays ridiculous press conference performance, when golbal icon and full time prima-dona Christiano Ronaldo stormed out following questions regarding his away form this season. He at least extinguished some criticism, in last nights Champions League match away to Roma, with a stunning strike that assisted his Real Madrid team who eventually acquired an impressive 0-2 win away from home. ...

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