Can Coutinho Become Liverpool’s New King Of Anfield?

You’d imagine that there was a part of Brendan Rodgers that breathed a sigh of relief when Liverpool sold Raheem Sterling to Manchester City this summer. Not because Sterling was a disruptive influence or ungrateful at the opportunities Liverpool presented to him, although I’m sure those things went through Rodgers mind. The main thing I […]

Can Xherdan Shaqiri Push Stoke City On?

Stoke City fans will be hoping that their side can record their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season away at Norwich this weekend. The Potters faithful will also be desperate to see their record signing in action for the first time! Stoke’s new number twenty-two is Swiss creator Xherdan Shaqiri. Manager Mark Hughes […]

Where Have The Great Number Tens Gone?

By Valentin Boulan (@valentinboulan) Football was once pretty straight forward. More often than not, teams consisted of a keeper protected by 9 athletic brutes. They were lead by a smart, gifted leader who graciously set the tempo and controlled his team’s game. The number 10 has always occupied a special place in the beautiful game, […]

Man United’s Memphis Depay Sizzles But Will He Be Good Or Great?

It’s hasn’t been the greatest of weeks for Manchester United. The Old Trafford club have watched on as three priority transfer targets have all decided to pledge their futures elsewhere. Last seasons Man United number one David de Gea seems desperate to leave and join Real Madrid. While club captain Wayne Rooney is once again […]

No Way Pedro! – Rejection A Big Blow For Manchester United

First off I don’t believe that Manchester United or their coach Louis van Gaal have just decided that FC Barcelona’s Pedro wasn’t good enough for their squad. Yesterday it seemed like it was all systems go with the club edging closer to completing the transfer with Chief Executive Ed Woodward flying out to Spain to […]

Nicolas Otamendi Could Be A Big Difference Maker At Manchester City!

What a difference a couple of weeks can make at a football club. Just over a fortnight ago Manchester City lost quite miserably to German cracks VfB Stuttgart in their last friendly of preseason. It looked then that City were well short and could struggle to challenge for the English Premier League title. But then […]

Don’t Expect Zlatan To Join Either Manchester United Or Arsenal!

It has rumoured that PSG could allow star striker┬áZlatan Ibrahimovic to leave the Ligue 1 champions in a cut-price deal this month. According to many media reports┬áthat news could alert both Manchester United and Arsenal as they both need a new hitman at their clubs. But if you are a fan of either of those […]

The John Terry Substitution Could Be Part Of Big Mourinho Chelsea Masterplan!

  English Premier League champions Chelsea were caught off guard and humbled as title challengers Manchester City produced a three-nil victory at the Etihad. Many eyebrows were raised when Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hauled off his club captain John Terry at half-time. Eye-borws were raised further when it emerged that the substitution wasn’t due to […]

Ridiculous Alloa Should Lay Off Rangers Showboat Nathan Oduwa

So one of Scotland’s national tabloids has a backpage with the headline and sub-headline that reads… ‘SHOW-OFF – Alloa rival: Don’t come up here and take the P***’ The story is referring to a moment that happened towards the end of the second half in the Championship fixture between Alloa Athletic and Rangers. Tricky forward […]

Sunderland Should Sign Nikica Jelavic To Help Defend From The Front

You get the feeling that Dick Advocaat might be wishing he’d just stuck with his original plan and retired after guiding Sunderland to safety at the end of last season. (Those pesky ‘Black Cat’ fans and their flowers!) After the opening two Barclays Premier League fixtures it all looks too similar for Sunderland as their […]