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Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Stoke City host West Ham at the Britannia on Saturday in what should be called the 'most physical fixture' in the Premier League, as arguably the two 'strongest' sides in the league lock horns for the second time this season. Stoke City came away with a vital point against Norwich at Carrow Road  last weekend with Jon Walters hogging the limelight. The Potters were again frustrated by the Football Association's disciplinary review system this week when the team's appeal against the …
Hull City vs Sunderland FA Cup Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Hull City vs Sunderland FA Cup Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Steve Bruce's Hull City host Sunderland at the KC stadium on Sunday, in the FA Cup quarter finals where a win would ensure a momentous fixture at the Wembley, which will only be their second trip in the last 110 years of existence. Having seen off sides from the lower divisions in Middlesbrough, Southend and Brighton in the previous rounds, Steve Bruce's former employers Sunderland provide them their first top-flight opposition, in this year's FA Cup. Meanwhile Gus Poyet's Sunderland, …
Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Goalkeeper Stats Comparison | De Gea, Mignolet, Szczesny So Far

Football, this beautiful game, has always been about scoring goals, goals galore. The game revolves around putting the ball in the back of the net. Be it the unmissable sitters, heartbreaking and unforgettable last minute winners, the netbusters or sometimes dubious own goals. It is the goals that have always mattered in the end and beyond, goals that footballers are remembered for. Having said that, the less remembered and arguably the least glamorous footballers in terms of what they do, …
Malaise, Moyes and Manchester United

Malaise, Moyes and Manchester United

Wayne Rooney | Stats from the Season So Far

Wayne Rooney | Stats from the Season So Far

May 2013: Manchester United regain the league title from their noisy neighbors in a ruthless fashion, thanks to an injury-free Robin Van Persie and his title-winning left foot. The 20th league title, was very much Sir Alex Ferguson's parting gift. Well, it could have been Wayne Rooney's too. Much has been talked about the strained relationship between Wayne Rooney and the ex-manager, resulting in two transfer requests in the space of three years. The club's ambition was questioned and eyebrows were …
What Next for Wilfried Zaha?

What Next for Wilfried Zaha?

We have heard managers say they were going home to kick the dog after a defeat, in the old days. At Manchester United, this saying has become a reality as the manager David Moyes refused to start the £15m winger Wilfried Zaha once again in an Under-21 fixture against Middlesbrough at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on Monday evening. We all know, the manager doesn't fancy him as much as we'd have liked him to, but starting him on …
Manchester United: The Season So Far | Stats Review

Manchester United: The Season So Far | Stats Review

2013 has got to be the most memorable year as a whole for Manchester United football club and their supporters for several reasons. Both right and wrong. A year that was both eventful and uneventful. In May 2013, the club lifted its 20th league title which happened to be an English record for the most number of titles won by a single club in English top flight. The same month, the club announced the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, quite simply …
Have Manchester United become a Cup team?

Have Manchester United become a Cup team?

Another cup win. This time under bizarre conditions. Nobody fancies a cup quarter-final at the Britannia on a windy Wednesday night. Glad they got through it, all the more in convincing fashion. The score ended 0-2 to United with Darren Fletcher coming off the bench again much to the delight of the away fans who were raucous throughout. Looking at the season so far, Manchester United are in the knockout stages in the Champions League where they have been at …
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