The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
What is going wrong for West Ham?

What is going wrong for West Ham?

As things stand, it would be fair to say that West Ham are falling apart in disappointing fashion under Slaven Bilic. Currently as low as 18th in the Premier League with just three points in the bag from five games, West Ham's plans to start the season on a high have already been blown up in smoke, especially after being knocked out of the Europa League by Astra Giurgiu in the first knockout round of the tournament and following the pathetic …
Georginio Wijnaldum - a good fit for Spurs?

Georginio Wijnaldum - a good fit for Spurs?

Georginio Wijnaldum came to the Premier League last summer, joining Newcastle in a surprise move, with many considering him good enough to play for a top six club. He had a mixed first season, but his return of 11 goals and 5 assists was very good, especially given Newcastle were relegated. He showed that he was suited to the Premier League and he was one of the few players in the Magpies' squad that came out of the season with …
Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

The Stadium of Light plays host to Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday afternoon. Both sides for what they aim to achieve have had poor starts to the new season. Sunderland are sitting at the foot of the table with only 2 points, while their opponents from the capital have are 16th with only one point more than the Black Cat’s. Tottenham will see a visit to the North-East as an opportunity with record their first victory of the season. …
Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

‘If you spend more than £100 million, you expect to be challenging for the league.’ Sorry about this Brendan, I know you’ve got enough on your plate at the moment, but you can’t expect to get away with comments like that with Liverpool finishing 25 points off the pace. Since 2012, Rodgers has bought 24 players, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho the only confirmed hits. This year’s crop of Lambert, Lallana, Can, Lovren, Markovic, Manquillo, Moreno and, the crowning …
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Everton and Tottenham collide at Goodison Park on Sunday for their last fixture of the season. In another year to match up could've held a lot more importance in terms of the two sides finishes, but this season it is just another match. However, that doesn't mean it won't be a good game of football. Everton aren’t a wide to rest on their laurels especially against one of the leagues more premier teams. Spurs are in a Europa League spot …
Nacer Chadli - The Secret Weapon In Spurs' Arsenal

Nacer Chadli - The Secret Weapon In Spurs' Arsenal

Last season, Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid by Tottenham in return for a world record fee. The Spurs, under the management of the usually clueless Andre Villas-Boas and the usually shrewd Daniel Levy decided that a £100 bill is worth the same as a hundred £1 coins. Well, theoretically they are, but that’s generally not how it works in football as even Liverpool have seen first-hand this season. It is crucial to replace quality with quality and not …
Tottenham Hotspur | Transfer Round-Up, Stats & Evaluation

Tottenham Hotspur | Transfer Round-Up, Stats & Evaluation

Spurs missed out on Champions League qualification by one point in the 2012/2013 season, with a total of 72 points - the highest point total for a top flight team outside of the top four - ensuring Balemania would start as soon as the last kick of a ball was kicked at White Hart Lane. Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez and Gareth Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, came out of the woodwork as early as June, with rumours flying around about the …