Why Frank de Boer could be destined to fail at Crystal Palace

Why Frank de Boer could be destined to fail at Crystal Palace

They very often say that the game of football is entrenched in tradition and it’s tradition itself that has hindered its progress over the years. It’s always wonderful to have something desirable to hark back on, but the borderline that separates evolution from tradition never blurs out when it actually must. And rightly so, Chris Anderson and David Sally open their book ‘The Numbers Game’ by criticising football’s tendency to never stop taking a dip into the primitive. It says: …
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview | Champions League

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview | Champions League

Arsenal are looking to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first team since 2010 when they take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening. The Champions League competition is starting to hot up and Arsenal will not want to drop out of the last 16 stage for the seventh successive season. Bayern Munich are one of the strongest teams in Europe though so it won't be an easy task. Arsenal have lacked form in the …
Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Adaptability and flexibility are supposed to be massive parts of a manager’s armory in football. A lack of it can end up rendering him and his methods useless and outdated, allowing other, more flexible sides to run over them in a blink of an eye. If there’s a side that is currently facing this situation in a substantial manner, then it is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Things have gone quite wrong for the Citizens recently and the 4-2 hammering at …
February, March and Arsenal

February, March and Arsenal

In recent years, when it comes to the Champions League knockout stages, it’s seemed you could guarantee two things. One: Arsenal would qualify for it. Two: Arsenal get knocked out. In fact, it’s not since the 2009/10 season that Arsenal have progressed beyond the round of 16, when they were eliminated from the tournament by Barcelona at the quarter final stage. Each of the seasons from then on, Arsenal went out of the competition in that round of 16 and …
City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

"Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art  thou Romeo" this could be translated to "Pep Pep wherefore art thou Pep" with the confirmed knowledge Pep was coming to the Premier League since his statement in December. Manuel Pellegrini chose an opportune time to out the best kept secret in the Premier League, disclosing Pep Guardiola is replacing him in June at Manchester City. As with most things in life, there are cynics and believers, the cynics would have you believe Manuel did …
What Does the Future Hold for Hazard?

What Does the Future Hold for Hazard?

Chelsea seem to have come to terms to losing Eden Hazard this summer, and are targeting Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a replacement. Hazard is understood to have decided to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain both keen to sign the Belgium international. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in and out of the Arsenal side due to injuries and has struggled to hold down a place in the first team. Jose Mourinho was …
Seamus Coleman: The Boy From Gods County

Seamus Coleman: The Boy From Gods County

Not too many players have crossed Stanley Park in the recent past. In fact the last few players to cross Stanley Park have included Nick Barmby (Everton to Liverpool), Abel Xavier (Everton to Liverpool) (remember him, remember the hair) and one I didn't know about or seemed to have forgotten about is Sander Westerveld (Liverpool to Everton). But there's one player currently plying his trade at Goodison Park that I personally would love to see playing at Liverpool and no, …
Will Manchester United succeed in landing Thomas Mueller?

Will Manchester United succeed in landing Thomas Mueller?

Manchester United have been associated with a lot of different strikers over the last few months, and the one that has been most recurrent, for today at least, is Thomas Muller. The Bayern Munich man has admitted that a move to the Premier League would be "very tempting" because he can earn so much money in England. If that isn't the perfect motivation to score bucket loads of goals for United then nothing is. Manchester United will be boosted by …
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