The battle to avoid the drop is heating up, who will survive

The battle to avoid the drop is heating up, who will survive

With the title pretty much sewn up by Manchester City, there are two particularly interesting races that people are still keeping an eye on in England’s top league. Of course, the battle to finish in the top four is as close as ever with many teams vying for a shot at the big time of the Champions League. Manchester United seem secure in second but below them, it is very close and quite hard to tell who is going to …
FA Cup 5th Round Preview: Huddersfield Town v Manchester United

FA Cup 5th Round Preview: Huddersfield Town v Manchester United

The FA Cup is back and on Saturday, in the fifth round, twelve-time winners will make a short trip to West Yorkshire and take on fellow Premier League side Huddersfield Town. Premier League survival may understandably be the highest priority for David Wagner but on Saturday, the Terriers can fancy themselves to cause a mighty upset by taking down Manchester United at home - for the second time this season and seal progression to the last 8. Wagner's side recovered …
Manchester United v Huddersfield Town Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On a Saturday when Manchester United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich disaster by observing a minute's silence - they will host Huddersfield Town as the two sides will aim to dust themselves off and get back in winning ways - as Premier League moves into the busy month of February. Manchester United suffered a league defeat for the first time in a while - at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in the capital, where they were out-thought …
The battle at the bottom of the Premier League

The battle at the bottom of the Premier League

This weekend's Manchester derby will obviously take the headlines, with many sharing the opinion that should the blue side of the city take the three points on Sunday, the title race could be as good as over. It isn't the only derby this weekend, as Everton travel to Anfield in the Merseyside derby, to face a currently-rampant Liverpool. Those two games, however, are surely going to overshadow three fixtures that are of a paramount importance at the other end of …
Arsenal vs Huddersfield Town Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Huddersfield Town Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

England's hectic winter period starts this week with the first midweek Premier League matches of the season.  This period starts at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal and Huddersfield Town as both have to turn around from matches on Sunday and play on Wednesday. After wins against Burnley and Tottenham and with a showdown against 2nd place Manchester United upcoming, this could be a trap game for Arsenal.  After their exertions over the weekend, they could be caught looking ahead to …
Liverpool Vs Huddersfield Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Huddersfield Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The Premier League is becoming a league of reunions of star managers and their assistants. Last season it was Jose Mourinho and Aitor Karanka. This season it is Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner. Klopp’s Liverpool will host Wagner’s Huddersfield on Saturday for the first league match between the two sides in almost 45 years. The two teams are coming from two very unexpected results in the last game week. Liverpool may have expected a tough game at Spurs but not …
Huddersfield Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Huddersfield Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

It is not every game week that two teams that have won three consecutive top division titles play each other. Only four teams have achieved this feat – Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal are the easily identified of those four. The fourth team to have achieved this is Huddersfield Town. This Saturday will see Huddersfield host Manchester United after a very long time – more than 46 years. Huddersfield are no longer the force that won those three league titles …
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 …
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