‘Premier League’ Category
October 25, 2012 by Gabriel SuttonI’d like to talk a little bit about the race for that last Champions League spot, because I think it’ll be a very exciting one to watch – there are about 5 teams that could potentially take it. I think it’s pretty obvious that Chelsea, United and City will make up the top three and will finish approximately 10 points above the rest.If I was putting money on it, I would say Tottenham and Arsenal are the main contenders, just because Tottenham are now looking pretty strong under AVB, and Arsenal have never finished outside the top four, at least not recently. But then David Moyes has kept the likes of Baines and Fellaini happy at Everton when either of them could quite easily get into the team of a title-winning team, like Man Utd or Chelsea. They have got a fantastic team spirit and work ethic there, and a goalscorer in Jelavic. Everton could fancy their chances and let’s not forget they currently occupy that 4th spot. Liverpool have got some tough games coming up but I think, if he’s given time, Brendan Rodgers can instill a lot of confidence in those young players, plus Newcastle haven’t started great played some tough games and are still getting used to playing on Thursday night. They’ve got an outside chance. I genuinely think the chase for fourth spot could go down to 2 or 3 teams on the last day.So I’d like to have a look at these five teams, how they’ve started, the squad they’ve got, tactics, all that sort of stuff.
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 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.
September 20, 2012 by Patrick Gleeson
19th October 2002. A 16 year old Wayne Rooney comes off the bench and smashes a late winner in to David Seaman’s goal, ending Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run and also making him the youngest player to score in the premier league at the time. He has since joined Manchester Utd and become the 3rd highest paid football player behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, (two of the greatest to ever play the game) won 4 league titles and the champions league, and broken all sorts of records along the way.
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