‘Premier League’ Category
August 19, 2012 by David Bolt
Clint Dempsey has reportedly told Fulham that he doesn’t want to play for them any more. That is the claim being made by Fulham manager Martin Jol, who today confirmed that Dempsey will play no part in Fulham’s season opener against Norwich. Fulham have responded by fining him two weeks wages.
Dempsey has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, with Arsenal and West Ham also having been heavily linked with him. Dempsey is coming off an excellent last season, where he cemented his reputation as one of the Premier League’s best attacking midfielders after scoring 23 goals in all competitions. Dempsey made the decision that he wanted to move to a bigger club.
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August 17, 2012 by Mehul Kesavakumar
Manchester City kicked off their season with a 3-2 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday. The most memorable thing to take out of the game (besides Ivanovic’s dangerous challenge) was Mancini continuing his experiments with the 3-4-1-2 from preseason.
Playing 3 at the back is not that new to this City side. Mancini would resort to 3 at the back as a defensive maneuver during games last season. What is new is that he is beginning games with it and hence looking to make it a more proactive system rather than a reactive one.
Why the change?
July 17, 2012 by Sean Charles
Since the last update on the Premier League there have been numerous intriguing transfers. Here are a few of them:
Jan Vertonghen to Tottenham Hotspur
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July 14, 2012 by David Bolt
On Monday in a press conference, Brendan Rodgers hinted that Andy Carroll’s time at Liverpool may be coming to an end, by hinting that he wouldn’t be ruling out the possibility of loaning Carroll out next season. Predictably, as there isn’t much else to write about at present, this has provoked a lot of paper talk; with the media here in England full of stories that Carroll could be headed to West Ham, Fulham or even make a return to Newcastle.
July 7, 2012 by Henry Popiolek
The 4th of July at 4:19 PM was when Robin van Persie updated the fans.
Hoards of betrayed Gooners hurling twitter abuse, crying or making hilarious YouTube videos soon followed. Along with some interesting takes on the whole situation. Here are the best 5 of those takes.
#5 Leaving Arsene’s orphanage now that he’s all grown up
Robin was just a wee little kid when kind old Arsene decided to get him into the Arsenal orphanage. Arsene nurtured him from day 1; he would care for him, he would feed him and he would always take him to the doctors when poor Robin was ill. Arsene’s doubters often questioned whether he was making the right decision in being so faithful to the eternally bed-ridden Dutchman, but the orphanage manager stubbornly stuck with him.
June 27, 2012 by David Bolt
It’s fair to say that, in the UK at least, footballers do not have a good reputation. They are stereotyped as being greedy, uneducated louts who care little about anyone other than themselves and think they are above the rules that everyone else has to live by. They often make headlines off the pitch for all the wrong reasons: arrests, kiss and tell stories, cheating on their wives or girlfriends, or for just doing something idiotic. That reputation was further enhanced earlier this week when Watford striker Troy Deeney was sentenced to 10 months in prison for affray.