Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

There was once a player named Daniel Sturridge. Three years ago, he was one half of an SAS strike force with Luis Suarez at Liverpool FC. The British Special Forces reference, coined by the British media during the 2013-14 season, was well earned. Suarez and Sturridge terrorized countless defenses, successfully bombarding opposition goalmouths time and again that season. The team scored more than a 100 goals in the league, and he ended a bitter sweet season as a runner up, …
Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Once considered locks for any Starting XI in their heyday, Manchester United's long-tenured captain Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas seem to be surplus to requirements for their respective clubs at the moment. The 31-year old has seen his role drastically change over the last few seasons. With passing years -- and nagging injuries -- Rooney has gradually been deployed deeper and deeper down the pitch. Once a world-beating, energetic forward with the technical skill to play anywhere …
What impact can Steve Walsh have on Everton?

What impact can Steve Walsh have on Everton?

Leicester City’s man behind the veil has been revealed as Everton’s top target for the Director of Football position and it could be a miraculous move from the Merseyside club. Everton fans have got an exciting season to look forward to with new manager, Ronald Koeman at the helm and it could get even better if Steve Walsh is named the new Director of Football. Walsh is the man behind Leicester City’s Premier League success. He was in charge of …
Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

After a summer of being linked with West Ham, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Juventus, Michy Batshuayi is closing in on a move to Chelsea. The transfer fee is reported to be €37.5m, a huge outlay for a player who has only had one season as Marseille's first choice forward. However, the Belgium international is a little bit special, and has the attributes to be a great centre forward in the years to come. He is still young and has stepped …
A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

With on-going speculation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United building each day, it got us thinking, just how often have players returned to their beloved clubs in the Premier League? It’s common to see your club’s star man pack up and start a fresh in Europe at top clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. But it seems the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and even Ronaldo can be tempted by a return to England. Here …
Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

It seems a very long time ago since Arsenal fans witnessed their emphatic strike partnership of Theirry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp ripping up the Premier League every week. The same generation were able to appreciate Manchester United’s attackers in all their glory – from Cristiano Ronaldo to Ruud Van Nisterooy. Even in recent seasons, ex Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, brought more quality to the Premier League as Chelsea waved goodbye to their long-serving Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba. This season, …
From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

With several games to spare, Chelsea all but too easily cruised to the English top flight honours. However, their manager doesn’t so easily get carried away by such ‘trivial’ achievements. Come summer, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho will still be relishing adding more quality to his star-studded team, not to mention letting go of some perceived dead wood. The former Real Madrid manager is already licking his lips in the prospect of replicating his enviable domestic achievements in Europe. It is …
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