Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford this weekend in one of the most iconic fixtures of the Premier League history. The Magpies may not be the force they once were in the early 2000s, but they still attract attention and this match will be one to look forward to for the neutral. An extra layer of intrigue has been added this season as it will see Jose Mourinho go up against one of his long-term rivals in Rafa …
Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Reunions in Premier League are commonplace. But some reunions are a bit more special than others. This Sunday, we will witness one of these special reunions as Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle host his old club Liverpool. Of the Reds traveling to St. James’ Park, hardly one or two (Flanagan?) played under Rafa at the Merseyside club, but Rafa’s soft corner for Liverpool is well known. His unbeaten record against Liverpool must be an additional reason for him to like them. Given …
5 Things We Learned From the Premier League's Opening Weekend

5 Things We Learned From the Premier League's Opening Weekend

The Premier League season officially kicked off on Friday evening with Arsenal's 4-3 victory over Leicester City and we have already been given an insight into what the 2017/18 campaign could bring. Hare five things we learned from the season’s opening weekend ... Top teams have leaky defences If last season was anything to go by, we knew there would be plenty of goals to celebrate in 2017/18 and after spending millions on new attackers, the top clubs were expected …
January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
Could Shelvey Unlock Newcastle's Potential?

Could Shelvey Unlock Newcastle's Potential?

Whisper it quietly, but Newcastle looked like a really good side against West Ham on Saturday. Eyebrows were raised when they opted to pay £12m for Jonjo Shelvey, and as a Newcastle fan, I was uncertain about the transfer, but after seeing his influence on Saturday, it is easy to see why the club wanted him. Newcastle have been lacking a quality playmaker since Yohan Cabaye left the club and their central midfield was certainly their weakness in the opening …
Watford vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Watford welcome high-flying Swansea City on Saturday, the 12th of September on Match day Five of the Barclays Premier League. While Watford have lost 1 game and drawn the remaining 3, Swansea have won 2 and drawn 2 games. The Welsh side remain one of the three sides apart from Manchester City and Leicester to not have lost any game so far this season. Team News Watford We expect Watford to line-up the same starting XI that lost 2-0 to Manchester …
Player Performance Analysis: Andre Ayew v Manchester United

Player Performance Analysis: Andre Ayew v Manchester United

One of the themes of this weekend was away teams winning. That theme did not hold true at the Liberty Stadium though as Swansea came out 2-1 victors over Manchester United.  Swansea continued their recent dominance over United with their third win in a row over the Red Devils.  After already getting a draw away to Chelsea, the Swans have built on their noteworthy start with this win and find themselves fourth going into the international break. Considering some of …
Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend for what will widely be regarded as a 'dead rubber'. Swansea currently sit in eighth position, seven points off Europa League qualification, yet Gary Monk has had a hugely impressive first full campaign in charge, and will be looking for a strong finish to rubber stamp a successful season. Stoke are just three points behind the Swans, and Mark Hughes will also be happy with how his side have performed so far. …
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