Is Mark Hughes closing in on the exit door at Stoke City?

Is Mark Hughes closing in on the exit door at Stoke City?

Stoke City were the latest victims of Burnley, who rose remarkably to 4th place in the Premier League after Ashley Barnes' 89th minute winner at Turf Moor. It was elation for Sean Dyche's men, but that result sparked more disappointment and frustration amongst the Potters' supporters, a lot of them now calling for Mark Hughes' head. Tony Pulis instilled Premier League stability at Stoke ever since their promotion in the 2007/08 campaign, and Hughes too has succeeded since his appointment …
Should Tony Pulis have gone?

Should Tony Pulis have gone?

After almost three years as head coach at West Brom and Premier League finishes of 13th, 14th and 10th, Tony Pulis has been given his p45 as football is becoming more and more unforgiving for the managers. Although it may seem a harsh decision, was it the right one? Pulis had himself admitted over recent weeks that football is indeed a results game and with only one win for this season leaving them one point above the relegation zone, West …
Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

So, Tottenham Hotspur will return to their temporary home in Wembley to host Sean Dyche's Burnley on Sunday evening in the third game of the Premier League. Pochettino's side go into this game on the back of a disappointing result against Chelsea and with the pressures of playing in front of a massive crowd meaning an increased allocation for away fans, the task will continue to grow more difficult, should they fail to snap a horrid run (1 win in …
Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will face Burney in their opening fixture of the season at Stamford Bridge, and after Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Antonio Conte will expect his side to take all three points and get their campaign off and running in style. Last season the Blues faced Sean Dyche's side in their third game and came away 3-0 winners, which made it three wins in three for the Italian in charge. The Clarets were tipped for relegation but …
Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League is inching towards the finale, Burnley will face North West giants Manchester United at Turf Moor in a game whose high stakes could not be higher for both sides. The Premise Sean Dyche's Burnley have had a stellar campaign in their 21,401 capacity home in Lancashire winning 10 out of 14 games - accruing 32 points out of their overall total of 36. They have the sixth best home record in the country and the best …
Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

The Premier League season has not even kicked off yet, so this may seem a little morbid, but with so much focus on the top of the table and who will be fighting for European spots, I want to take a look at who will be fighting for their Premier League existence this year and who could be looking at relegation. As I said, some will find it morbid to speak about this already, but for every winner there is …
Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Ah Sunderland, eternally destined to struggle it seems. After being beaten by the likes of Bournemouth, Norwich, Leicester, Manchester United and Tottenham - Dick Advocaat has thrown in the towel. This Sunderland Echo article has Dick citing the reasons; "the struggle against relegation isn't my cup of tea" and "our squad was simply not good enough". Fair points, if you look at the fact he was practically begged by the Sunderland fans to sign the contract extension earlier this year & their …
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