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Nasri Steps Into the Void

Nasri Steps Into the Void

Manuel Pellegrini will be regretting his decision of preferring Iheanacho over Samir Nasri in his Champions League squad. Nasri has been injected with some effervescence after his 5 month injury absence and was probably City's best player in their most recent match. Nasri obviously has designs on the ultra-competitive France squad for Euro 2016. WBA actually started the game very well and were fortunate when Fernando passed the ball to Nasri, fortuitously the ball hit the ref, Sunderland gaining possession feeding …
Compiling an XI of Chelsea Rejects

Compiling an XI of Chelsea Rejects

Out of the discarded players of Chelsea in recent years two must stick out for their incoming manager Antonio Conte: Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea banked a combined £45m selling that pair and it will take significantly more to get them back. Conte used Carlos Tevez as something of a battering ram and focal point at Juventus and Lukaku was surely envisaged to do the same when he first signed by Chelsea. Lukaku's 18 Premier League goals is …
Is Social Media Good for Football?

Is Social Media Good for Football?

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren closed down his Twitter and Instagram account because of the reputed abuse he was getting from Southampton fans (after Southampton's 3-2 win over Liverpool). Christiano Ronaldo revealed this week he has 200 million followers on social media. The Liverpool owner John W Henry stepped away from his Twitter account between 24th April and 18th November 2015, largely due to the over whelming demands for Brendan Rodgers to be replaced as manager of Liverpool. Numerous football club …
Will Conte Succeed?

Will Conte Succeed?

Andre Pirlo explains in his book "I think therefore I play", Antonio Conte just needed one speech to catch the attention of the Juventus squad when appointed in 2011: "This squad, dear boys, is coming off two consecutive seventh-place finishes. It’s crazy. It’s shocking. I am not here for this, so it’s time to stop being so crap.’” He had fire running through his veins and he moved like a viper, Pirlo explains. Arguably he could use the very same …
Should Wenger Sell Walcott?

Should Wenger Sell Walcott?

Theo Walcott celebrated ten years at Arsenal earlier this year, with a record of 231 games and 55 goals. That equates to one goal every 4.2 games. Walcott hasn't kicked on in the manner Arsenal fans would have liked. His transfer fee of £5m with £4.1m in performance related add ons (£9.1m total) ten years ago is the equivalent of £25m in today's money (transfer fee inflation adjusted). With the arriving and promising talent of Alex Iwobi and Joel Campbell, …
Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Any club that makes four close season signings and all four pay off will inevitably have a good season. Slaven Bilic signed Dmitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Angelo Agbonna and Michail Antonio and they have all slotted seamlessly into the first team contributing immensely. Payet with 9 goals 9 assists, Lanzini with 6 goals 2 assists and Antonio has 6 goals and 5 assists. That's an astonishing 21 Premier League goals and 17 assists from 3 new signings at a combined …
DeBruyne Steps on the Gas

DeBruyne Steps on the Gas

In a must win game to ensure City achieve Champions League qualification the team came out of the traps very sharply. Kevin DeBruyne after 2.5 months out came back to start his first game and City were on the front foot from the start. Pellegrini seems to have prioritised the Champions League this season and one can only second guess players were playing for their chance to be in the first eleven versus PSG on Wednesday. Samir Nasri also returned …
Player of the Season: Riyad Mahrez

Player of the Season: Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez is probably the best "pound for pound" signing in the Premier League era. The £400,000 paid to Le Havre in 2014 has had the most impact of any budget player purchased by any club. Free transfers such as James Milner, Man City to Liverpool, although "free" have huge wages and a huge signing on fee attached, so do not remotely resemble the bargain the £400k Mahrez and the £1m Leicester paid to Fleetwood Town for Jamie Vardy represent. …
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