Five Relegation-Bound Transfer Targets

Five Relegation-Bound Transfer Targets

With just a few weeks of the Premier League season left to play, the teams at the bottom of the table are fighting for their lives. Sunderland's relegation has already been confirmed and Middlesbrough look set to follow them into the Championship. Both Swansea and Hull are battling for their safety too but among all four teams, there are several players who have caught the eye this season. Last season saw several relegated sides lose their top players. Giorginio Wijnaldum …
Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Lee Mason Did Manchester United a Huge Favour

Lee Mason Did Manchester United a Huge Favour

Twelve months is a long time in football. United started December 2015 with a goal-less draw at home to West Ham United, crashed out of the Champions League in Germany, lost three further games in the league to then newly promoted Bournemouth, Norwich City, Stoke City on Boxing Day and ended the year with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford, in a month that sucked every last ounce of hope the fans had of any potential progress under Louis …
Manchester United Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

The festive season is a time for meeting friends and family and for footballers – former team mates, bosses and rivals. Many such reunions happened during game week 18, with David Moyes visiting Old Trafford again and Joe Allen and Glen Johnson were back at Anfield for Stoke City. The reunion season continues in game week 19 as Middlesbrough visit Manchester United on New Year’s eve. Aitor Karanka will lead his side to Old Trafford, where his former boss Jose …
Arsenal v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Middlesbrough Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After an emphatic 6-0 win at home against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal will welcome a struggling Middlesbrough to the Emirates on Saturday hoping they can make it eight wins on the bounce. One of the in-form sides not just in England but in Europe, Arsenal look like they have settled in well and everything is clicking for them ahead of what is a crucial month in November where they face the likes of arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur, …
Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

Premier League Club By Club Guide - 2016/17

With the Premier League season nearly upon us, I take a comprehensive look at the 20 competing teams. Hopefully this guide can help you to decide to have a punt on who could win the league or get relegated this season over at https://matchbook.com/. AFC Bournemouth Any sane England fan should have wanted Eddie Howe as the next national team boss. Howe has demonstrated himself as a highly capable manager and what he and his side achieved last season was nothing …
5 players coming into the Premier League to look out for

5 players coming into the Premier League to look out for

The 2016-17 Premier League season welcomes three new clubs into the league and with them, a host of new players who have marked their efforts in the Championship. Burnley, Middlesborough and Hull City will all return to the top flight but they have players who will hold their own in the new season. Middlesborough have made their mark on top clubs in recent seasons – taking Liverpool and Manchester United to penalties in the FA Cup and the Capital One …