October 22, 2012 by Juan Manuel
A product of the prolific Blackburn Rovers youth system and following 40 first-team appearances, Phillip Anthony Jones became a Manchester United player for an estimated fee of £16.5 million. Despite being just a 19-year old lad, Jones had already established himself as a first-choice at the heart of Rovers’ defense, something unusual especially for a team trying to avoid relegation to Championship, a goal they managed to achieve against all odds.
October 18, 2012 by Gabriel Sutton
We’ve got a few interesting matches on this weekend. League leaders Chelsea go to in-form Tottenham, the Manchester clubs, City and United try to keep their title challenges on track with wins over Midlands clubs, West Brom and Stoke, Martinez goes back to Swansea, Mark Hughes fights for his job against Everton and we’ve got a north-east derby classic. I know which sofa I’ll be on at 10:30 on Saturday night.
So, as a starter for 10, thought I’d make some predictions on the games.
Tottenham vs. Chelsea
October 16, 2012 by David Bolt
Today marked the two-year anniversary of FSG’s purchase of Liverpool. There have been several ups and downs in that time and several issues that Liverpool fans still felt as though the owners had to yet to properly address.
One of those issues that FSG inherited is what can only be called ‘the stadium issue’; to put it simply, Liverpool need a bigger stadium. That has been apparent for years as Liverpool cannot generate the same funds on a matchday as some of the other Premier League teams, despite having an enormous fanbase that most clubs would kill for, with demand for tickets far outstripping supply. This is because while Manchester United and Arsenal can fit 60,000+ fans into their grounds, Liverpool are restricted to 45,000 and currently have fewer corporate boxes, which are the real cash cow for football clubs, than other EPL teams.
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October 9, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
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October 5, 2012 by Sean Charles
1) James is destined for greatness
I have already profiled this boy as a player to watch in this season’s tournament before matchday 1 but his performance and goal last night put to bed any lingering doubt that he is a truly special player. He possesses so many qualities that are often so rare in such a young player – his eye for a pass, ability to draw opposing players in to him, finding space in congested areas, knowing exactly when to dribble or when to move on possession, composure under intense pressure – these are to name just a few of his qualities. In my opinion the only other player of a similar age group who can match him is Neymar of Santos. Of all the players aged 21 and below currently playing in Europe, none of them are playing at the capacity James is.
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October 2, 2012 by Mehul Kesavakumar
Sir Alex Ferguson has often been referred to as a “tactical magpie”. He’s not particularly known as an innovator of systems but one of the reasons why he has provided consistent success for over a quarter of a century at United is because of his ability to keep up with the times. He has never been limited by a belief in a single system or style.