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Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

All eyes will be on St James' Park on Sunday, as it is the first match of a new era following the takeover. Newcastle United host Tottenham and the home team will be looking to get their first win of the season. Following a week of speculation linking them to some of the best players in the world, the supporters will want to make sure the current squad start to lift the team up the Premier League table. Relegation would …
Leicester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

It has been an interesting international break. Leicester City host Manchester United in a match that is shaping up to be crucial for both teams. It has been a slow start for the Foxes, who have taken just eight points from their opening seven matches. After two seasons battling at the top of the division, they will be hoping to move up the league table in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Manchester United have dropped points in their last two Premier League fixtures. …
The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

After 14 years of neglect, Newcastle United are entering a new era. On Thursday, it was confirmed that Mike Ashley had sold the football club to a consortium headed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. The Public Investment Fund are taking an 80% share of the club. The other 20% will be split between Amanda Staveley's PCP partners and the Reuben Brothers, the second wealthiest family in UK. The last decade has been a joyless existence for Newcastle supporters, myself …
Is Son Heung-min now the talisman at Tottenham?

Is Son Heung-min now the talisman at Tottenham?

During the summer, the discourse around Tottenham centred on the future of Harry Kane. However, the England captain remaining in North London may not have been the best piece of business conducted by Daniel Levy. It went slightly under the radar, but Son Heung-min agreed a new contract with the club. Like Kane, he was entering into the final years of his contract. At the age of 29, it may have been the final opportunity for the South Korean to …
Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United welcome one of their long term adversaries to Old Trafford this weekend, as Rafa Benitez’s Everton come to town. After the poor displays of recent weeks, the manner of performance will be just as important as the result of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Meanwhile, the Toffees will be looking to make a statement of their own against one of the title favourites. It should be a great spectacle for the neutral. The visitors will feel they have the experience …
Analysing Smith Rowe's coming of age performance in the North London derby

Analysing Smith Rowe's coming of age performance in the North London derby

Emile Smith Rowe took the number ten shirt in the summer after signing a new contract at Arsenal. It was seen as a display of belief from Mikel Arteta and the club. The early results weren't great for the Gunners, but the Hale End academy graduate did stand out as one of the better performers during this period. The weekend victory over Tottenham was a coming of age performance for the midfielder. During the second half of last season, he emerged as a …
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This weekend sees a clash between two of the title favourites. The pressure is on Manchester City, as they have already dropped points twice this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea are the early pace setters with the only dropped points coming against Liverpool, when they went down to ten men. A win for either side would send a real statement. There is narrative to this fixture, as it was last season’s Champions League final. Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Stamford Bridge, …
Analysing Harry Kane's slow start for Tottenham

Analysing Harry Kane's slow start for Tottenham

Tottenham were delighted to hold on to Harry Kane during the summer, but early indications are worrying as he has yet to look fully up to speed this season. Tottenham started the season with three successive victories and there was optimism for a good campaign under Nuno. Kane came into the team for Watford and helped his team to a win, even if his own personal display was underwhelming. In the last two games, Spurs have looked far off the …
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