What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

It was announced on Thursday that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United had collapsed. BBC Sport report that the consortium ran out of patience with the process, due to the time being taken for the Premier League to conduct the Owners and Directors Test. A plethora of issues have mired this takeover and it has been a painstaking process for all involved. The issues have involved piracy, human rights concerns and a geopolitical spin war. For supporters, it has …
Analysing Chelsea's defensive problems during the 2019/20 season

Analysing Chelsea's defensive problems during the 2019/20 season

It has been a good first season for Chelsea under Frank Lampard, as they have finished in the top four and qualified for next season's Champions League. They have an opportunity to win their first trophy under the club legend, as they contest the FA Cup final with Arsenal next weekend. Some have criticised Lampard, as the side have fallen away from a strong start. However, he will point his critics towards the pre-season odds, which suggested that a top …
Are Manchester City Under-Represented At The POTY Awards?

Are Manchester City Under-Represented At The POTY Awards?

I am a Liverpool supporter and hugely appreciative of Jordan Henderson. In fact, I wrote a piece on his value to the Reds more than a year ago. Well before he got to lift four trophies and made the Hendo-shuffle such an attractive proposition to kids everywhere. He’s an all-round good egg and as Adam Lallana highlighted this week in an emotional farewell interview, a captain who takes responsibility for the club in good times and bad. Given his backstory, …
Kai Havertz move shows Chelsea's ambition under Lampard

Kai Havertz move shows Chelsea's ambition under Lampard

Chelsea look set to take advantage of the current transfer market by making big moves this summer. Due to their transfer ban, their finances are healthy and the hierarchy see this as an opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League. Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are already confirmed as signings for the 2020/21 season, with more likely to follow. Sky Sports report that the Blues are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen to sign talented forward Kai Havertz …
Minamino Ready To Step Into Firmino's Shoes

Minamino Ready To Step Into Firmino's Shoes

Leading up to Liverpool’s recent fixture against Arsenal, the TV broadcaster showed highlights from the Reds’ 5-1 trashing of the same opposition at Anfield towards the end of 2018. Much like this season, Roberto Firmino had not scored at home for more than eight months but delivered a virtuoso performance on the night and the only hattrick of his Liverpool career. What struck me most was his behavior after tucking in a 65th minute penalty that secured his hattrick. While …
Willian's post-restart form deserves new Chelsea contract

Willian's post-restart form deserves new Chelsea contract

It has been a mixed period for Chelsea since the restart, but they are on course to finish in the top four, with a four point advantage over Manchester United in 5th. Willian has been one of their standout players during this period, with four goals and three assists. The Brazilian's contract runs out at the end of the season, which has created speculation on his future. Frank Lampard is hoping that an agreement can be found, per Sky Sports, …
What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

What Can Marcus Rashford Teach Us About Mason Greenwood?

Mason Greenwood is a sensation for Manchester United. The 18-year-old has scored nine goals in around 1000 Premier League minutes, including four goals in his last three games. It's hard not to think of Marcus Rashford when seeing an 18-year-old, English striker burst onto the scene for Manchester United. He did the same in 2016, scoring with his first shot in the Premier League and Europa League. So, how can our experiences with Rashford inform our perspective on Greenwood? The …
Christian Pulisic: Chelsea's Next Superstar?

Christian Pulisic: Chelsea's Next Superstar?

Christian Pulisic has been on fire since the Premier League's restart. He has banked three goals in five matches, leading Chelsea to third in the league. Manager Frank Lampard declared that Pulisic has, "Moved his game to another level," in a recent post-match interview with Sky Sports. The American's recent performances have drawn comparisons to former Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard. So this begs the question: just how good is Pulisic? Is this an overreaction or is he the real deal? …
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