Everton made it to the Europa League playoffs, but what were the key takeaways for the Premier League season? The Everton players celebrate after their Europa League qualifier win The third round qualifier for this season’s Europa League was the first opportunity to view the newly assembled Everton in competitive action. The two-legged […]Read more "Early indicators for Everton after their Europa League qualifying round win"
The English Premier league is known for a transition of managers throughout the course of a season more so in the last 3-5 years. The expectations on managers now is stronger than it has ever been, each club has different aims and goals to challenge for, however the majority of the league now looks to […]Read more "Who are the managers under pressure this season?"
The French Ligue 1 has been improving at a rapid rate over the last three seasons, after being stuck in mediocrity for a number of years. The Qatari consortium that have invested so much money into French giants PSG was the first indication of the league improving its status, and now the league has seen […]Read more "Ligue 1 Title Challenge"
Finally Jose Mourinho has got his man and brought one of his trusted players to Manchester United from Chelsea in Nemanja Matić. The popular Serbian international midfielder was highly touted to be moving away from Stamford Bridge since the end of the previous Premier League campaign. Juventus were also believed to be interested in the […]Read more "Will Nemanja Matić improve Manchester United?"
The start of the upcoming Championship is just around the corner, and for Hull City fans they can look at the campaign with slight more optimism than maybe they could two weeks ago. The last two summers have seen big changes at the KCOM stadium and with the owners still looking to sell the club […]Read more "Can Slutsky inspire this Hull City side?"
This summer will be one of great interest for both clubs representing AC Milan and Inter Milan. Both clubs have been struggling to get anywhere close to the level in which Juventus operates in Italy and now on the European stage. Italian football has been rebuilding a reputation over the past three to five seasons […]Read more "Will Milan be the Destination?"
When Ronald Koeman left Southampton during the summer of 2016 the job of replacing the popular Dutchman was always going to be an inevitable task, this has been evident for current boss Claude Puel. Southampton currently sit 9th in the Premier League table, not a bad position when you consider the overturn of players during […]Read more "Is Claude Puel to leave Southampton?"
Sitting 6th in the Barclays Premier League table currently, this will have been a very productive season for Everton and their manager Ronald Koeman in his debut season in charge. Despite having very good spells of the campaign the team has suffered some difficult spells; however the one consistency of the season for Everton is […]Read more "Life after Lukaku"
This season can only be described as a fantastic season as a whole for AS Monaco both domestically and on the European stage. Currently leading the way in Ligue 1 despite being joint top with PSG with having a game in hand over their rivals, and earning their way into the last four of the […]Read more "The Excellent Thomas Lemar"
This season, has been a solid display from Manchester United under the guidance of the ever controversial Jose Mourinho. A Europa League victory looks the most likely form of gaining Champions League qualification; they have won the Community Shield and the EFL Cup and still are in contention to finish in the top four of […]Read more "Players that need out of Manchester United"
All we have heard the last number of weeks has been whether or not Arsene Wenger will sign a new deal at Arsenal or could is he finally set to move aside for club. The Bayern Munich defeat has severely cast a cloud over what has been yet another average unspectacular season for the North […]Read more "Change is a must for Arsenal"
When Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield there was a chorus of optimism, not just from the Liverpool fans but the rest of the Premier League as well. The arrival of the charismatic German came with expectation, the great success he achieved from his time in Germany, not just with Borussia Dortmund but with FSV Mainz. […]Read more "Has Klopp really improved Liverpool?"
One of the most successful clubs for nurturing young talents across the whole of Europe is AS Monaco, and this season is seeing a whole host of these younger players flourish, as they lead the way at the top of Ligue 1. The players they are producing and developing are certainly making their names across […]Read more "Rising Reputation of Kylian Mbappe"
With only a few days left of the January transfer window, it could be a frantic time for the teams lingering towards the bottom of the Premier League. Hull City will be no exception. The sale of Jake Livermore and the impending departure of top goal scorer Robert Snodgrass has brought a heavy amount of […]Read more "Hull City’s Survival Chances"
When Claude Puel was appointed the manager to replace the departed Ronald Koeman at Southampton during the summer it was somewhat of a surprise appointment at the St Mary’s certainly amongst the fans. The elegant Frenchman has had a steady start at the helm in his first job outside of France without being spectacular. At […]Read more "Important month for Claude Puel and Southampton"
The recent criticism of the form of Tottenham Hotspurs is certainly an element of surprise when you consider that they remain the only unbeaten side still left in the Premier League despite drawing the same number of games than they have won. The one nil defeat at Wembley against Bayer Leverkusen was perhaps a throwback […]Read more "The Return of Harry Kane for Tottenham"
This summer saw significant changes from top to bottom for one of the famous clubs in Italian football AC Milan. A change in ownership, in the club president, yet another change of manager and a small turnover of players and for the first time in a number of years there is fresh optimism among the […]Read more "Future AC Milan and Italy Star"
The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has not made the ideal start to life at Old Trafford, evidently shown during the four nil disaster at former club Chelsea. Only six points off the top of the lead at the top of the Premier League, the criticism of Mourinho and the club is to say over the top […]Read more "What is missing for Mourinho and Manchester United?"
Eight games into the 2016 Ligue 1 campaign and we are not seeing PSG leading the Ligue 1, this is somewhat unusual given the last four years in France. Unai Emery took the job at the job PSG during the summer in a bid from the club to really propel themselves into true contention to […]Read more "Could PSG be under threat for Ligue 1 success?"
After the opening game defeat of the season at home to Liverpool, it looked like it might be the same sorry story for Arsenal and their fans. The opening stages of the season have already thrown up many questions between fans and pundits about this current group of players and their credentials of possibly […]Read more "Can this Arsenal team win the league?"
French Football over the last number of years have produced some the biggest emerging potentials within the game, the likes of Ousmane Dembélé who is now at Borussia Dortmund, Kingsley Coman now of Bayern Munich and Anthony Martial of Manchester United to name a few. The latest name to join this list, no doubt in my […]Read more "Big Future for Malang Sarr"
This season has already at this early stage been a mixed bag for Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho. So much talk and hype surrounded the world record breaking transfer of Paul Pogba and the arrival of Swedish icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic it is can be hard to remember the talent that was already within the […]Read more "Should Martial seek to leave Manchester United?"
This upcoming season is sure to be a big season for many clubs around the whole of Europe, none more so than the big spenders Inter Milan. Another summer of vast change at the Milan club has resulted in the club adding furthermore to what was already deemed a highly expansive squad, add in the […]Read more "Make or Break Season for Inter Milan"
Now after a drastic summer of transfer dealings within the Barclays Premier League the window is officially shut, apart from signing free agents. This summer we seen a record breaking amount of money spent by clubs surpassing the 1 billion mark in transfer fees, concluding that the amount of money now in the English game […]Read more "Top 6 Summer Signings in the Premier League"
The Premier League campaign now kicks off in only a matter of days and the league has a fresh new look about it. The managerial changes across the league has grabbed much merited attention with the additions of Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to name a few. Every club in the league has […]Read more "The Premier League’s key players"
From the start of the current summer transfer window all the talk at the Emirates has been about which world class striker will be joining Arsenal, now however the need to sign a top class centre back looks the top priority. Even before the injury to German centre back Per Mertesacker many would have said […]Read more "The Top Options for Arsenal at the back"
This summer has been nothing short of a disaster for the fans and the people associated with Hull City. With the departure of manager Steve Bruce, the talk to replace the manager and the amid talks of the sale of the club, here we are five days before the start of the Premier League campaign […]Read more "Hull City AFC a club in crisis"
This concluding week will see the start of the football league season kick-off with the usual anticipation from football fans. This upcoming season in the Sky Bet English Championship will as ever have the expected up and downs throughout the whole division, with teams scrambling to gain the illustrious promotion to the English Premiership will […]Read more "Championship Season Preview"
The appointment of Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park at the start of the summer was greeted with great optimism from the Everton following, now nearing the end of July and the club look like they will need to press on with transfer commitments. The long running pursuit to bring in Steve Walsh from Leicester is […]Read more "Summer Spending to start at Everton"
There is amid speculation now that PSG are in advanced talks to make their marquee signing this signing James Rodriguez for a fee believed to be around 50m Euro. This would have be considered a great move for the French giants and great business already shown by the new manager Unai Emery, adding the Colombian […]Read more "Losing out on James Rodriguez"
There have been talks concerning the future of Joe Allen at Liverpool ever since the departure of previous manager Brendan Rodgers. Allen is a player that the Anfield faithful have never quite taken to their hearts and he has been subject of critics from supporters of the club and the media and supporters of the […]Read more "Where is the future move for Joe Allen?"
When the European Championships are over this summer, the summer ahead for Chelsea and their supporters will be an intriguing one to say the very least. The appointment of Antonio Conte should be considered somewhat a coup for the club given their below par campaign last season. The current Italian manager is a manager who […]Read more "New System New Players for Conte and Chelsea"
Across Europe this summer will perhaps the most active a transfer market that we are ever likely to see. The amount of managerial changes occurring at the top clubs is at a premium which will result in a heavy amount of player movement to go with it. The latest move that looks set to be […]Read more "Top Strikers on the Move"
A few days since the disappointing one each draw on Saturday night for England against Russia, and there have been a lot of claims for Harry Kane to be taken out of the England starting eleven. Their first game of the tournament in which England were in full control off apart from perhaps the opening […]Read more "Why dropping Harry Kane is not an option"
The imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford is certainly a decision that will have the fans and media talking for what will be a long summer. The reign of Louis Van Gaal has not been a popular one amongst a vast majority of Manchester United fans so the decision to part ways with […]Read more "Who might join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford?"
At the tender age of sixteen the emergence of Nathan Redmond was making big strides through the Birmingham City first team. There were big expectations on the shoulders of the young Englishman and through the first two years at The Blues, Redmond was attracting the attention of top Premier League clubs. The blistering pace and […]Read more "Where is a future move for Nathan Redmond?"
With the end of the 2015/2016 has resulted in the end of the reign in charge at Goodison Park for Roberto Martinez. The season was a massive disappointment for the club as a whole despite two semi-final appearances in the domestic cups this season, but with this surely with the squad Martinez had at his […]Read more "The Leading Men to take over at Everton"
Ten points off the automatic promotion places in the English Championship this season with three games to go, Hull City have a place secured in the playoffs this season with still the chance of winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League. The big question should be whether this campaign can be deemed as good enough […]Read more "The Future of Steve Bruce at Hull City"
Ever since Mario Balotelli emerged on the scene in football, his talent was there for everyone to see. A player who can make something happen out of nothing, raw pace and power to unnerve opposition defenders, an instinctive finishing ability and the ability to change a game on its head. Where has that player gone? […]Read more "What is next in the career of Mario Balotelli?"
By the end of this Barclays Premier League season, fans might see the relegation of three established Premier League clubs. With the other clubs in the relegation battle, one thing for certain is that Aston Villa will be playing Championship football next season. A big club in the history of the England game, the old […]Read more "The Importance of the next Aston Villa manager"
The speculation regarding the departure of German international Toni Kroos has been a feature surrounding Real Madrid this season. Reports that the midfielder is unsettled in Madrid and the constant links with clubs around Europe since the turn of year has been an occurring theme in the media. This upcoming summer transfer window is perhaps […]Read more "Toni Kroos the perfect signing for Juventus"
With the end of the current Premier League season in sight, there is one club in particular who will look back at their campaign with huge disappointment and that is Everton. The season of real opportunity, when you witness teams such as Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham performing to the levels they have done so […]Read more "Will there be all change at Everton this summer?"
When it comes to major tournaments one team that can never be ruled out of the equation is Italy. Despite a disastrous World Cup in 2014 the Italians are known to be a tournament team, very much like Germany. Since the World Cup, Italy has embarked on a new chapter; the resignation of Cesare Prandelli […]Read more "Never Under-estimate the Italians"
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The Manchester City fans have every reason to be optimistic for the future. The arrival of Spanish manager Pep Guardiola this summer will certainly move the club amongst the elite clubs in Europe. With the imminent arrival of the highly reputable Guardiola, one the biggest certainties must be that Yaya Toure will almost certainly […]Read more "Guardiola in….Yaya Out"
With the European Championship in France getting closer for England, there areas in the team that is still up for grabs. Notably since the retirement of Gary Neville, England has always seemed to have an issue filling the void left in the right back position. In the modern game fullbacks have developed into […]Read more "Who starts Right Back for England?"
(Could Benteke rejoin Aston Villa on loan? ) Since Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfield, the future of Belgium striker Christian Benteke has looked unclear. Benteke doesn’t fit into the Liverpool style of play right now with the high tempo pressing game, and not the element of direct passing that he thrived on while at […]Read more "Could Liverpool listen to offer for Benteke?"
After the first ten games of this season in the Serie A it looked hard to think that Juventus could push on and try and win their 5th league title in a row. Juventus were sitting in mid-table after the opening ten games of the season with only 12 points out of a possible 30 […]Read more "Paulo Dybala leading Juventus to another Serie A title?"
This year has seen Crystal Palace emerge as potential contenders for a place in Europe next season. Alan Pardew since taking over last season has proved a fantastic success for the club and they now look a dangerous and established force amongst the Premier League. The […]Read more "Which 4 strikers could Crystal Palace target?"