Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

Arsene Wenger in and as The Count of Monte Cristo

On May 26th, Arsene Wenger bared his soul to the world. “I believe there's a difference between being criticized and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve. The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that. I will never forget it. The behavior of some people during the season, that is what hurts me most.” For a person who had spoken a couple of years back of having learnt to …
Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The last team to win a Premier League and FA Cup double was Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2009-10. Antonio Conte would want us to believe that if his team achieve the double by winning the FA Cup final on Saturday, it would be a different kind of double.  He believes that this Chelsea team, that has so dominated the league campaign and won last seven fixtures in all competitions, are a team in transition unlike the finished product that Ancelotti …
Jurgen Klopp's Biggest Mistakes of the 2016-17 Season

Jurgen Klopp's Biggest Mistakes of the 2016-17 Season

When Jurgen Klopp arrived in Merseyside in October 2015, it seemed he could do no wrong. However, as his first full season in charge draws to a close, it's clear that even Klopp isn't perfect. He came to the Premier League as one of the most respected managers in Europe following his success in the Bundesliga with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. Klopp certainly made his mark in his first six months in England too; Liverpool reached the finals of the …
Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Manchester City FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A couple of years back, one of the FA Cup promotions on television had a theme – “Anything Could Happen”. This season’s tournament was a sort of an embodiment of those words. Lincoln City’s run up to the quarter finals, Sutton United’s run up to the last 16 and Wolves dumping Liverpool out earlier in the tournament. Not just this season’s results, but all of the last four finals have been contested (and once won) by at least one team …
Arsenal vs Lincoln City | FA Cup Preview | Team News & Key Men

Arsenal vs Lincoln City | FA Cup Preview | Team News & Key Men

On March 11th, Arsenal will welcome non-league Lincoln City to the Emirates Stadium for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.  Lincoln have already gone further than any other non-league side in the current format of the FA Cup, but they'll be up against it traveling to the Emirates. Arsenal are coming off being demolished 5-1 by Bayern Munich for the second time in a month.  This will be the second round in a row that the Gunners have played a non-league …
Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

Pogba and Ibrahimovic Remain the Key Men at United

If a single game epitomized the 2016/17 of Manchester United, it was Blackburn away in the cup. United fielded a side with seven changes from their previous game at Old Trafford, with one eye on the second leg in France - despite their more than sufficient three goal lead on aggregate gained from the first leg in Manchester. The Red Devils, lived up to their recent reputation of not playing to their full potential in the first half, and duly …
Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

“We, as a club, have never experienced such a huge demand for tickets…Clearly the demand for this game was unprecedented in all categories.” – Bruce Elliott, Chairman, Sutton United Sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction and this weekend of FA Cup is something of that sort. The weekend fixtures will feature eight Premier League sides, four Championship sides, two from League One, and two from the National League. One of those National League sides – Sutton United, have never …
Blackburn v Manchester United Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Blackburn v Manchester United Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

On February 19th, Blackburn Rovers welcome Manchester United to Ewood park for a tie in the fifth round of the FA Cup.  The two sides have not met since Blackburn was relegated in 2012, but Rovers will look to turn the clock back to 2011 when they drew United at Ewood Park and beat them on New Years Eve at Old Trafford. While beating Manchester United and earning a place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup would be …
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