The influence of Man City's midfield trio

The influence of Man City's midfield trio

With the departure of Carlos Tevez anticipated for much of the summer months, much has been made of quite how stark his contribution to Manchester City has been these past two seasons. The undoubted heartbeat of the side, City often appeared to go as Tevez did. His energetic and infectious play a constant torment to the opposition and his worth to City (despite some trying to play down his contribution) was clear: top scorer in both seasons by some margin …
Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Will a strong defence and a good home record keep Swansea City in the Premier League beyond this season? First things first Swansea City had a great season last season, finishing in 3rd place in the Coca Cola Championship, just missing out on automatic promotion. Swansea City were un-fancied for promotion but managed to do so via the play off with their free flowing and brilliant attacking football. For a team very well known for their attacking football and very …
Ashley Young Vs Stewart Downing

Ashley Young Vs Stewart Downing

There's no secret to the fact that Manchester United and Liverpool hate each other. The race to sign Ashley Young ended with Young "snubbing" LFC to head to the Red Devils for around £17m. Liverpool, however, shot back with their own deal for the other Villa winger Stewart Downing in a deal believed to be worth around £20m. There has been much debacle amongst LFC fans, Villa fans, and Utd fans alike about which team got the better deal. Using Opta Stats …
Liverpool | Maxi Scoring 7 in 3 Misleading

Liverpool | Maxi Scoring 7 in 3 Misleading

Maxi Rodriguez joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Atlético Madrid in January of 2010.  Since that time he has featured prominently in a Liverpool side that has failed to meet expectation and dropped out of the top 4 in England, missing the Champions League qualification spots and never threatening a title challenge. The personal highlight for Maxi in this time almost certainly has to be three match run that brought Liverpool's 2010/11 campaign to a close.  In three games …
From the SPL to the EPL

From the SPL to the EPL

With the new SPL season kicking off last weekend; it seemed like perfect timing to write an article on my first love. Scottish football isn’t very highly seen around Europe, because – well put it this way, since I’ve been born I’ve only seen two clubs win the title. But despite this dominance, Scottish players have always been relatively successful in the EPL. Most recently, it’s been Dundee born former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam who has taken Blackpool and now …
Who will Score the Swansea City Goals?

Who will Score the Swansea City Goals?

With every new promotion team the question is always asked, who will score the goals? In the past it has come down to a person or [caption id="attachment_1619" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Swansea Celebrate at Wembley"][/caption] persons to keep the team afloat and keep them up, so who are those for Swansea? and will it be enough? Swansea City FC is unique in the fact they are a low scoring but an enjoyable team to watch, the defence is tight with only …
Clichy leaves gap at left back for Arsenal

Clichy leaves gap at left back for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is not known for big spending during transfer windows. That is evident again this summer, with Gervinho the only big money signing so far in the summer months. As always, there are rumors of other targets joining the club including Juan Manuel Mata and a few Premier League center backs, but the losses for the club might outweigh anything brought in this off-season. The ongoing Cesc saga still lingers and the Nasri situation might not bode well for …
The decreasing influence of Lampard

The decreasing influence of Lampard

Frank Lampard over the years has been an ever-present in the Chelsea side, scoring goals consistently and being a main attacking force in the Chelsea attack, however last season with his injury as well as his increasing age his influence has been decreasing for a while, he never really relied on pace and it showed in the previous season when our midfield was pedestrian. As well as being pedestrian there was a lack of creativity in midfield, Frank although an …
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