Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, History & Odds

Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, History & Odds

Crystal Palace welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park this Sunday for both sides' Premier League opener. The Eagles will be up for their first Premier League game in eight years, while Spurs will be looking for a good start to their campaign.  Palace head into the match with only one league win in their last 10 league games.  The Eagles performed at the right time in the season managing to get promoted by beating Brighton over two legs, and Watford …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

Crystal Palace have completed more transfer business this week in the form of French Midfielder Elliot Grandin. The Frenchman has joined Palace on a one-year deal from Blackpool,  where he had a mixed time at best. The winger will join his former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway at Palace, and will no doubt do his best to help the Eagles achieve survival in the Premier League. Palace have already strengthened their squad by signing Dwight Gayle from Peterborough, Jerome Thomas on …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …
Who is Bernard? Arsenal Bound? Or is he? | Video Highlights

Who is Bernard? Arsenal Bound? Or is he? | Video Highlights

Speculation has been rife this week over the future of Brazil’s latest sensation, Bernard. The diminutive winger has had a busy summer winning both the Confederations Cup with Brazil and coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the first leg to win the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro. Whilst many Premier League fans will not be familiar with the 5 ft 4 magician, fans in Brazil have been excited by his performances in the last two years. Evidence of this …
Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Football is game that has constantly evolved since its inception. Throughout the years the game has seen many changes especially in the formations and thus the positions that players occupy. When the Premier League began in 1992 it would be a mighty task to find a team that didn't play 4-4-2 with two conventional central midfielders. These midfielders often operated in a box-to-box role sharing the defensive duties. With the turn of the century many Premier league teams began to …
Is Papiss Cisse being forced out of Newcastle? | Cisse Stats

Is Papiss Cisse being forced out of Newcastle? | Cisse Stats

With not much transfer news in the black and white region of the North-East, it is a bizarre issue with a current Newcastle player and his club that is taking all the headlines. Papiss Cissé has taken objection to the clubs new shirt sponsor Wonga by refusing to wear the logo. This objection has escalated to the player not only training by himself, but not leaving with the rest of the club on the club’s pre-season tour of Portugal. Cissé, …
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