The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

The Importance of Fringe Players at Manchester United

Manchester United managed to successfully book themselves a trip to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the FA Cup after they beat Warren Joyce's Wigan Athletic in the fourth round at Old Trafford. United had made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Hull City in midweek - although 23-year old Paul Pogba's goal on the night was enough to see them through to another final in Wembley - their second in the space of nine months. …
European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

Liverpool still have a chance of securing a Champions League qualification spot but recent performances suggest Jurgen Klopp will need to add to his squad if they hope to compete in Europe for more than one season. The Merseysiders were not knocked out of two cup competitions in the space of a week following disappointing defeats against Wolves and Southampton at Anfield. It followed a run of poor form which saw Liverpool pick up just one victory since the turn …
Saido Berahino to Stoke: Will It Be Worth the Trouble for Mark Hughes?

Saido Berahino to Stoke: Will It Be Worth the Trouble for Mark Hughes?

If we check out any of the transfer rumours about Liverpool from 2015 and 2016, especially those that provide many rumours in one article, we can be almost certain that one name will feature in majority of those articles – Saido Berahino. Similarly, for Tottenham Hotspurs, if we check out any of the rumour bundles, especially from late 2015 till summer of 2016, the English youngster features in many of them. So, when I saw the news earlier this month, that …
Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Manchester City officially announced the signing of youngster Gabriel Jesus last Saturday but who is the 19-year-old? He cost the Blues a whopping £27 million, which a few years ago may have raised some eyebrows considering he's still a teenager but he shouldn't be intimidated by the price in today's market. Instead, the fee represents a relatively fair price for one of South America's most prized young talents and his 10-minute cameo against Tottenham provided the Etihad with a glimpse …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Jose Mourinho is modest about the January signings after he confirmed Memphis Depay’s exit

Jose Mourinho is modest about the January signings after he confirmed Memphis Depay’s exit

Who will Manchester United sign? Mourinho has been modest about the possible addition to the United squad during the transfer window this month, claiming that the current market is solely for emergencies. However, Mourinho confirmed that the club has already included a clause Memphis Depay’s sale to Lyon. The athlete confirmed that he would be leaving to Lyon on the 20th of January, which according to the BBC, might grant Manchester United £16m plus add-ons. This might rise to a possible £21.7m. …
Arsenal Won’t Win the Premier League With Creativity and Flair

Arsenal Won’t Win the Premier League With Creativity and Flair

For years, Arsenal have been renowned for their creative footballing style and their quick-flowing passing play. It has produced some great moments for the club and when Arsene Wenger introduced the philosophy in 1996, it certainly paid off. Some of the greatest footballers in the Premier League era wore an Arsenal shirt and they were praised for their flair and quality in possession. The centre-forward partnership of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp epitomised the “Arsenal way” and their poise, elegance …
Can Gabriel Jesus Save Manchester City’s Season?

Can Gabriel Jesus Save Manchester City’s Season?

If we draw a list of the best strikers currently playing in the Premier League, Sergio Aguero will feature among the top three, if not right at the top. Since joining Manchester City in the summer of 2011, he has been involved in 200 goals in all competitions – 154 scored and 46 assisted. Of these, he has scored 113 and assisted 33 in the Premier League itself. And despite missing several games this season due to a couple of …
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