Manchester City must start with Sagna and Clichy against Tottenham
Feb12

Manchester City must start with Sagna and Clichy against Tottenham

Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy must start against energetic Spurs. Manchester City face a crunch clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday following a devastating 3-1 loss at the hands of Leicester City. City; without important figures such as captain Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne, were easily outdone by the Foxes – who completely and utterly destroyed City on the counter attack. The blistering pace and movement of Jamie Vardy, Riyad...

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Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?
Feb12

Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?

Sunderland’s new signings have impressed since being introduced to the first team and the side are slowly looking more and more like a Sam Allardyce outfit. But, has it all come too late? The defence, bar Billy Jones, is looking tighter and that is mainly due to the arrivals of Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff. At the other end of the field, Wahbi Khazri has impressed the fans as he is willing to run all day long and has a wicked set...

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Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable
Feb12

Stoke City’s lack of goals in their last five matches is inexcusable

It’s safe to say it hasn’t been the greatest month or so for Stoke. The last five games have resulted in a hat-trick of 3-0 defeats and exits from both cup competitions. It might sound like common sense with the facts above, but the period has seen a huge problem with not only keeping goals out, but scoring them at the other end. The former you can sort of understand with captain Ryan Shawcross out injured, Geoff Cameron on the...

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‘Gentle Giant’ Forster helping turn Saints’ season around
Feb10

‘Gentle Giant’ Forster helping turn Saints’ season around

Considering that Southampton fans were pining for a prolific striker in order to turn a stuttering campaign around, Fraser Forster wasn’t perhaps the first name on many lips to do that. Yet after the last five games garnered an impressive 13 points, the goalkeeper’s impact following his return to the first team could not have been more profound; a previously leaky defence has now kept five successive clean sheets. In the first...

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Tony Pulis’ stubbornness the reason behind West Brom’s slide
Feb10

Tony Pulis’ stubbornness the reason behind West Brom’s slide

Tony Pulis isn’t doing himself any favours, is he? Last weekend’s abysmal performance away at Newcastle was the final straw for many a Baggies fan with a good proportion of the Albion faithful calling for his head afterwards. It’s hard to sympathise with the 58-yaer-old if you take into consideration Saturday’s events. Newcastle were sitting 18th in the league before kick-off and were struggling to patch a back four together due...

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Josh King has been on a huge learning curve this season
Feb10

Josh King has been on a huge learning curve this season

The summer signing of Josh King was met with great enthusiasm by the Bournemouth fans. We had seen what he had done last season against Stoke City in the FA Cup for Blackburn Rovers, and it was hoped that he might be the kind of signing that would ease the team’s transition to the top flight. He has filled in when Callum Wilson was injured and is now back to support new signing Benik Afobe. All the signs were good in pre-season with...

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