Adam Simeoni

The Premier League Can Benefit From the Great Barcelona Exodus

The Premier League Can Benefit From the Great Barcelona Exodus

It may defy belief, but there are those that must leave Barcelona Football Club to further their careers. Treble winners last season and the world’s best attacking trio at their disposal, many would believe the Catalan club to be the pinnacle of the footballing world, but a club with such an array of talent cannot house everyone. Barcelona are entering yet another era of sustained success and although many will argue that the previous era never ended, this is Barcelona, …
Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Hailing from a country starved of success on the international stage for such an extended period of time, the emergence of a young English striking prodigy never fails to set pulses racing amongst followers of the English national team. More often than not, the youngster, fresh faced and having only just broken in to his clubs first team, is thrown into the spotlight, and fans start to wonder whether their new messiah has arisen. Unfortunately for many that succumb to …
Watford's Transfer Business: Midfield and Attack

Watford's Transfer Business: Midfield and Attack

Last time out we delved into the summer transfer frenzy occurring at newly promoted Watford by analysing those recruited to stop the goals by manager, Quique Sanchez Flores, and his superiors working behind the scenes at Vicarage Road, the Pozzo family. We now switch our attention further up the field, and look to discover whether those brought to the club can improve on the impressive attacking displays that fired the Hertfordshire outfit to automatic promotion, and maintain the club’s new …
Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Hope, despair, jubilation; these are just a sample of the range of emotions associated with Championship promotion chasers. The long, arduous season provides a whirlwind of up and downs, which culminates with the ultimate prize of Premier League football, or the demoralising prospect of another seasons outside of the top flight. Many promoted sides in recent years encountered the plethora of emotions as the result of on field drama, but fans of Watford were brutally tortured with additional off the …
Andriy Yarmolenko: the Beginning of a New Era for Stoke City?

Andriy Yarmolenko: the Beginning of a New Era for Stoke City?

Van Ginkel, Joselu, Shaqiri, Yarmolenko. 4, 3, even 2 years ago, to even link such stars with Stoke City would have been met with ridicule, and I’m sure even the most avid of City supporters would have cast doubt over such speculation. Fast forward to the present day, and fans will surely be rubbing their eyes, scarcely able to believe what the papers have been reporting in recent weeks. The Potters, only promoted to the top flight in 2008, are …
Angel Di Maria: What is he Actually Worth to United?

Angel Di Maria: What is he Actually Worth to United?

It seems that from the first moment Angel Di Maria stepped onto the tarmac at Manchester Airport, the Argentinian and former Real Madrid winger was being linked with a move away from his new club, Manchester United. Although a slight exaggeration, speculation about the wide man’s future has been rife since early February, when his family home in Cheshire was targeted by burglars, seriously unsettling the player and his wife, with the latter becoming increasingly unhappy with life in England. …
Why This Week’s Biggest Transfers Will Silence Their Critics

Why This Week’s Biggest Transfers Will Silence Their Critics

Marquee signings by Premier League giants are always greeted with the same reception. Those loyal to the receiving club rejoice, praising the manager and chairman alike for exhibiting such vision in bringing such a star to their beloved team. On the flip side, rival fans stew, questioning the ability of a player only weeks before they had praised and paraded as a ‘must buy’ when linked to their own side. Perhaps an element of resentment resides in the hearts of …
Manchester United's Serie A Raid: Who Else Might Move To Old Trafford?

Manchester United's Serie A Raid: Who Else Might Move To Old Trafford?

The imminent arrival of Italian international defender, Matteo Darmian, from Torino is expected to be the first of many new arrivals at Old Trafford over the next two months. The Legnano born full-back is expected to fill the right-back berth which manager, Louis Van Gaal, has struggled to fill during his tenure as United boss, and his signing will fill a hole in the United starting eleven highlighted by Van Gaal at the end of the season. The experienced Dutchman …