What team should Bilic pick against Liverpool?
Jan29

What team should Bilic pick against Liverpool?

It has been well-documented in the media that Slaven Bilic has his eyes on silverware in his maiden season in charge of West Ham United. Saturday’s clash with Liverpool represents the chance to knock out one of the ‘big boys’ whilst making history for the Hammers by beating the Reds three times in one season and winning twice at Anfield. It won’t be easy of course. The Merseysiders will be on a high having just reached Wembley after...

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Capital One Cup celebrations can propel Man City towards a third Premier League title
Jan29

Capital One Cup celebrations can propel Man City towards a third Premier League title

The Capital One Cup semi-final triumph can be the turning point in Manchester City’s season. City booked their place at Wembley with a 4-3 aggregate Capital One Cup semi-final win over Everton on Wednesday night. It gives Manuel Pellegrini’s side their first opportunity of winning some silverware this campaign. And it could be the turning point in what has been a fairly inconsistent season for City, who currently find themselves...

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Derby FA Cup tie is do or die for Van Gaal
Jan29

Derby FA Cup tie is do or die for Van Gaal

It’s often said the game of football is a very fickle one. Opinions change every day. Week in, week out. And this couldn’t be truer at Manchester United at the minute. Just six days after overcoming arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield, Louis van Gaal was under the microscope again. And with good reason. After winning arguably the biggest game in English football, you would have thought United would have built up a bit of momentum and...

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Who are Sunderland’s new signings?
Jan29

Who are Sunderland’s new signings?

As the transfer window nears its close, just who are the players that Big Sam has brought in to strengthen Sunderland’s squad. I use the word strengthen optimistically, as it is very rare that the club actually sign anyone capable of strengthening a Premier League squad. It was abundantly clear that Sunderland were not cut out for the Premier League this season during their performance in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at the Stadium of...

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Why Watford may not need wide players at all
Jan28

Why Watford may not need wide players at all

Some would call it a lucky stumble, yet the fans among us who follow Quique Flores closely will be aware that any tactical decision that is made has been the result of many hard hours graft behind the scenes at London Colney. Here is my proposal to you as to why ‘wing-less’ Watford can still maintain the excellent league position we have gained so far, and maybe achieve even more. Watford and recent rivals Leicester have shone through...

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Four things we learned from Stoke’s Capital One Cup exit
Jan28

Four things we learned from Stoke’s Capital One Cup exit

There’s no worse way to lose than on penalties… Particularly not in a semi-final after you have won on the night 1-0. Stoke went to Anfield with a tough task on Wednesday following a 1-0 defeat on home turf in the first leg, but performed fantastically and were in control throughout the 120 minutes. The defeat at the Brit at the beginning of the month proved to be the downfall, and even a draw in early January would have seen...

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