Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser has signed for Newcastle United, joining his former colleague Callum Wilson at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce has had to strengthen his squad on a limited budget and the Scottish international is a shrewd pick-up.  Last season was disappointing for the left winger, with off field issues detracting from his focus on the pitch. He will be hoping that he can have a fresh start closer to home in the North of England. This isn't going to be …
Profiling Chelsea goalkeeping target Edouard Mendy

Profiling Chelsea goalkeeping target Edouard Mendy

Chelsea look set to continue their eye-catching summer spending spree with attentions switching to a goalkeeper. This has always felt like the biggest priority for the Blues, which is why it is interesting they have left it until last. Sky Sports report that they are in talks with Rennes for Edouard Mendy. The fee for the 28-year-old could be in the region of £18 million. This comes after the club were priced out of a move for French youth international …
Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

Ambitious Brighton Can Target a Top Half Finish With The Right Moves

The 2019/20 season has to go into the books as a success for Brighton, after Graham Potter led the Seagulls to a 15th place finish. It wasn't just that they'd finished 15th, something they'd also accomplished under Chris Hughton in 2017/18, it was how they did it. Potter replaced Hughton after a 17th place finish in 2018/19 and was tasked with bringing a more attractive brand of football to the Amex. Hughton had brought Brighton into the Premier League for …
After Encouraging Run of Form, Southampton Must Continue to Build.

After Encouraging Run of Form, Southampton Must Continue to Build.

As Southampton fans left St. Mary's stadium on October 25th 2019, they could have been excused for thinking that their team was destined for relegation. Even at that early point in the season, Southampton looked dead and buried. They have just been trounced 9-0, at home, by Leicester City, and had Manchester City, Everton and Arsenal in their next three games. Mainstream media talking heads all began the discussion about who would replace Ralph Hasenhuttl, those well informed folk having …
Wijnaldum Exit Would Hit Liverpool Badly

Wijnaldum Exit Would Hit Liverpool Badly

Gini Wijnaldum did not have a great Community Shield. But then, no one expected a team two weeks into pre-season to play with any rhythm or consistency and every Liverpool player’s performance on the day reflected that. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence exacerbated matters further and the Reds seemed bereft of ideas until Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino entered the fray on the hour mark. The game provided those who bemoan the lack of creativity in Liverpool’s midfield with an opportunity to …
Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Where does Donny van de Beek fit into Manchester United?

Manchester United are set to make their first summer signing, as Donny van de Beek is set to join from Ajax. A number of media outlets, including the Mirror, report that a deal has been agreed and the Dutchman has agreed a five-year contract. The reported fee is in the region of £40 million. This is a switch of approach from Manchester United, as the rumours in recent months suggested they were looking to strengthen their attack. There has been …
Palace's Move for Eberechi Eze Should Signal The Start Of A New Era

Palace's Move for Eberechi Eze Should Signal The Start Of A New Era

Following a season where Crystal Palace finished comfortably in 14th position, nine points clear of 18th place Bournemouth, the Eagles will be looking forward to an 8th successive season in the Premier League. This is by far the longest spell spent in the top flight of English football in the club's history. It's a fantastic achievement for a club who's previous longest tenure in the top division was the four year period from 1989 to 1993, when they found themselves …
2020/21 is a defining season for Dele Alli and Tottenham

2020/21 is a defining season for Dele Alli and Tottenham

The England squad was announced on Tuesday and there was uproar on social media as Jack Grealish wasn't included in Gareth Southgate's 25-man squad. However, there was barely a mention of Dele Alli missing out. This is a player that started four of the Three Lions' 2018 World Cup matches and scored in the quarter-final against Sweden. At the age of 24, he should be cementing himself in the team, but he has been out of the squad for close …
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