Alex Iwobi's Metoric Rise

Alex Iwobi's Metoric Rise

In the last year Alex Iwobi has gone from reserve team star to an established Arsenal first teamer.  Making his Premier League debut on Halloween 2015, the 20 year old's stock has been on the rise ever since. This time last year Iwobi had played just over a minute of Premier League after making his league debut off the bench away to Swansea City.  A year on, he started for Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium and was a contender for man of the …
Premier League Outspends The World

Premier League Outspends The World

If any online football betting fans had any questions regarding which football leagues dish out the most money, thanks to UEFA’s latest Benchmarking Report those concerns can be laid to rest. For several years now UEFA has been monitoring clubs’ expenditures with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. Football’s governing body set up these regulations in order to prevent franchisees from spending more than they earn in the pursuit of success, and ultimately getting themselves into financial problems. While the …
Reasons Why Sturridge Does Not Fit Into Klopp's League Plans

Reasons Why Sturridge Does Not Fit Into Klopp's League Plans

Daniel Sturridge believes he is the “best striker that Liverpool has” and submits it as his, might I say humble, “personal opinion”. He was quoted by Sky Sports prior to the Manchester United game on Sunday. Other than this one statement, he made a lot of right noises throughout the pretty long quote. In fact, he did say that Klopp was entitled to his own opinion and hence the team that he chooses and that Sturridge himself will always put …
Everton Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This Sunday northwestern rivals of the same colour face off against each other in two intriguing matches in the Premier League. While Liverpool travel to Old Trafford, Pep Guardiola brings his Manchester City team to Goodison Park to face Ronald Koeman’s Everton. If at the beginning of this season, anyone had said that these two new managers would be facing relatively similar circumstances midway through the season, they would have been termed crazy. But both teams having started the campaign …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On January 14th, league leaders Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on reigning champions Leicester City.  After match week 20 last season it was Leicester in second and Chelsea down in 14th.  This season, it's nearly the opposite with Chelsea in first and Leicester in 15th.  While Leicester have fallen off their pedestal this season, they'll still want to prove they can beat this season's superpower, Chelsea. After their unbelievable title winning season last year, Leicester have …
Middlesbrough Need Goals, and Fast

Middlesbrough Need Goals, and Fast

It was at the start of this season that I wrote about Middlesbrough and how I felt they stood a good chance of staying up in their first season back in the Premier League after an extended hiatus. Well, here we are, now half way through the campaign and Boro stand in reasonable stead to do just that. Under Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough have had a respectable campaign thus far; they have been resolute defensively and tough to break down. At this mid-point, …
Who Has The Best Mascot In The Premier League?

Who Has The Best Mascot In The Premier League?

Every football fan who has ever attended a football game would have noticed the positioning of giant mascots around the football stadium. They are created to interact with their fans, pose for pictured with younger fans and are a great way to raise morale on that all important football match. These amicable and often very furry characters are as much a part of the game as the fans and football players themselves. Mascots are a great way to get crowds …
Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal Show They Have the Character, But Go Out of the Title Race Nonetheless

Arsenal grabbed a draw against Bournemouth with a 92nd minute equalizer after facing a 3-0 deficit.  The Gunners showed great character to fight back, but their title hopes died at the Vitality Stadium. Realistically, Arsenal were already serious long shots to win the Premier League.  To have any chance at all they needed to win their next four games against Bournemouth, Swansea City, Burnley, and Watford.  Now they find themselves fifth in the table and eight points behind leaders Chelsea. …
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