Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has added the "Big Sam" magical touch to steer them clear of relegation as the season reaches its climax. The former England boss was appointed the manager of Crystal Palace at the end of December 2016. The club were positioned in 17th place and just one point above the relegation zone. In fact, the club continued to plummet down the Premier League table under Allardyce's guidance. His leadership skills were questioned and his ability to …
Premier League 2016 summer transfer round-up

Premier League 2016 summer transfer round-up

Another year, another summer transfer window has passed but which club was the most active? Who spent the most money? Which transfers caused the biggest stirs? What players will make a name for themselves this season? There's so many unanswered questions which we will have to wait to see the answers for but here's everything else you need to know about this summer's activities across the Premier League... Big name transfers Manchester United have stolen most of the headlines in …
5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

5 contenders to become the Premier League's first managerial casualty

It’s the start of another season and that means there are a whole host of new managerial faces in the Premier League. Pressure is on for some of the world’s most highly regarded coaches and it could be one of the most competitive top flight campaigns for years. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola face their first season in England with Chelsea and Manchester City whilst Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho hope to turn things around for Liverpool and Manchester United …
Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

It’s a strange situation Crystal Palace fans find themselves in nowadays. In January it will be five years since the club were placed in administration after the ineptitude of Simon Jordan’s stewardship. Since then, the club has survived and thrived by the slimmest of margins; first, a 2-2 draw in a relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday to survive the drop in the Championship. Second, a near-literal last minute buyout by the club’s current owners CPFC2010, saving their club from liquidation. …
Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

There were lots of laughs around social media when Steve Parish mentioned Real Madrid in the same sentence as Alan Pardew, but it is hard to ignore the incredible job that he is doing at Crystal Palace. He has been at the club for a year and has managed to win 19 of his 37 league matches in charge, which is top four form and highlights the incredible job he is doing at Selhurst Park. He is being linked with …
Newcastle United v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Steve McLaren's stuttering Newcastle United will host an upbeat Liverpool on Sunday evening at St. James Park in what promises to be a crucial month for both sides in terms of setting the tone for the second half of the season. Newcastle United find themselves closer to the bottom of the pile than ever, in 19th position and just with 10 points accrued from 14 games, it's time they got their act together. Conceding 8 in the last two games, …
Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

With fans mourning the international break throughout the world for various reasons, it's only fair to look back on what's happened in English football till the last weekend and try to find out who's been good at their jobs and who's not been. Although, the season as a whole has not quite been the most scintillating and nerve-wracking in recent times, it's had its fair share of surprising victories and shocking defeats in these opening twelve weeks. So, as far …
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