Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

Great Deal - West Brom Sign Grzegorz Krychowiak on Loan

When club names such as West Brom and Paris Saint Germain or Swansea and Bayern Munich are taken together in a sentence, it is generally expected that the bigger European teams from the continent must have fancied a player from these lower-half Premier League teams. This transfer window, we saw something else. We saw both West Brom and Swansea sign PSG and Bayern players (respectively), albeit on loan deals. One day before the transfer frenzy in England reached its crescendo, …
Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool fans, like the fans of most clubs with a storied past, believe that Champions League is a competition their team ought to be playing in every season. Only a handful of clubs have won the premier European competition more times than Liverpool (five times). Liverpool fans do not miss a chance to remind supporters of other sides that their club has been victorious on multiple occasions in the elite European competition. So, the last few years out of that …
Manchester City Champions League Group Preview: An Open but Challenging Group

Manchester City Champions League Group Preview: An Open but Challenging Group

The English Premier League must be without any doubt, the league where the managers are under the most pressure. If a manager has been phenomenally successful elsewhere and if he starts managing a big team in the Premier League, he cannot rest on his past laurels. If he is lucky, he might get a season to settle in, but when the next season rolls in results are expected and demanded. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola, both are in this situation …
3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

3 Thoughts as Manchester United Set the Pace in the Premier League

As the dust settled and final whistle blown, United emerged victorious in another Premier League game, a vital 2-0 win at Old Trafford against the 2015/16 Champions Leicester City. On the whole, United deservedly took home all three points as Mourinho's side improved their points tally to nine, out of nine available - and will go into the international break with confidence as high as it can be. Here are my three thoughts as Mourinho's inspiring substitutions made all the …
Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

“Embarrassing”, “pathetic” and “disinterested”; just three of the words used by pundits and supporters alike to describe one of the worst Arsenal performances of the Arsene Wenger era. But unfortunately for the Gunners faithful, this type of performance is far from becoming an uncommon occurrence in recent years, particularly against the league’s best sides. 6 years ago Arsenal’s 8-2 collapse at Old Trafford to Manchester United was seen as a crisis, exaggerated by the fact that it was rare to …
The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

In 1997, twenty seven days after Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Al Fayed completed his takeover of Fulham FC. In the process, he became the first foreign owner of an English football club. Six years later, Roman Abramovich bought into Chelsea FC and his success then led to many others following suit. The rich had always clambered to get a piece of the action in previous decades, with clubs traditionally being owned by local business …
Is signing Serge Aurier a risk worth taking for Tottenham?

Is signing Serge Aurier a risk worth taking for Tottenham?

Tottenham are edging closer to completing the transfer of Serge Aurier from PSG, according to the Evening Standard. The right-back has found himself surplus to requirements after the signing of Dani Alves and it looks like he is set to finally leave the Ligue 1 club for North London. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League on numerous occasions, but for one reason or another, it hasn't happened. Spurs needed to sign a right-back after the …
It's time for Luke Shaw to justify Mourinho's trust in him

It's time for Luke Shaw to justify Mourinho's trust in him

Manchester United are off to a flyer this season - with two 4-0 wins on the spin in the opening two games. The squad has got the strength in depth - in most areas of the pitch and United are primed to push hard for their first league title in five years in Mourinho's historically successful second season at a new club. Yet, there always is room for improvement and what Manchester United are most certainly no exception to the …
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