Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

At this moment in time, it is pretty well established that Manchester United have shown progress. When Mourinho took over the reins - precisely the day after United won the FA Cup for a then record equalling 12th time, that had been the immediate objective. However, the long-term aim for a manager of Mourinho's calibre has to show consistent improvement on and off the pitch; to 'Make United Great Again'. Well, if Manchester United are not objectively 'great' yet - …
Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

While the pressures of top-flight English football increase, more and more younger players are being sent away to gain opportunities elsewhere. Over 300 youngsters are currently on loan from their parent clubs right now, with only 12 of them still playing in the Premier League. Yes, this could be down to the rule that only allows Premier League clubs to have two loanees at one time, but the same rule was meant to act as a way to encourage clubs …
Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

Fantasy Premier League Insight – GW12 Post International Break preparation

With the international break (qualifiers) coming to an end and Premier League back at the weekend, let's review GW11 before we look forward to GW12. GW11 kicked off with less glamorous fixtures as Super Sunday had the big boys lining up. Stoke hosted Leicester which turned out to be an entertaining affair; Mahrez continues to look like the #FPL phenom he was 2 seasons ago, scored a goal while Shaqiri (£5.9) bagged a goal and assist wracking up 13 points. Huddersfield …
Can Pellegrino’s Saints Frustrate Anfield Once Again?

Can Pellegrino’s Saints Frustrate Anfield Once Again?

Southampton have proven tricky customers for Liverpool in recent history. It is almost two-years since Divock Origi inspired a 1-6 League Cup win for Liverpool, but since then the Saints have had the edge over the Merseyside outfit. Southampton have won three out of the last five meetings, drawing the other two. Virgil Van Dijk was linked heavily with a move to Anfield in the summer, but the centre-half will be doing all in his powers to stop a Liverpool …
Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

In his first press conference as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp had said that the club should be competing for titles within a few years – may be four. While his first season did not bring any joy in the league, it did bring two cup finals for the Reds, albeit they lost both of them. Last season, there were no cup finals, but Liverpool were second in the league around Christmas and there was hope of a title run at …
The Resurgence Of Alberto Moreno

The Resurgence Of Alberto Moreno

From two Premier League starts in the last campaign to the most consistent Liverpool defender, Alberto Moreno’s unlikely resurrection has been one of the biggest positives for the Reds this season. Not many entertained the fact of him staying beyond the summer, the signing of Hull City’s Scottish international left-back Andy Robertson further made the Spaniard’s exit look inevitable. However,  the 25-year-old refused to concede that his Liverpool dream was over as he opted to stay at Anfield with the …
Could Tom Carroll be the Key to Swansea's Survival this Season?

Could Tom Carroll be the Key to Swansea's Survival this Season?

Swansea City currently find themselves in 19th after a poor start to the campaign. Having finished 15th last season, the Swans will be looking to emulate that this season but have found it to be quite challenging following the departure of talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton for £45m. Having signed for £4.5m in the January transfer window, how influential could Tom Carroll become in Swansea's race to beat the drop this season? Carroll is more of a deep-lying central midfielder with great …
Why Jose Mourinho Isn't the Right Manager for Manchester United

Why Jose Mourinho Isn't the Right Manager for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is now in his second season as Manchester United manager after years of chasing the job. However, he hasn't been fully settled in the post and continues to be linked with other clubs, despite being relatively safe in the position. There are reports that the United board are worried their manager is eyeing up a summer switch to PSG due to fearing that the current Europa League champions will be unable to compete with Manchester City in the …
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