Jordan Amavi - Aston Villa's Signing of the Summer

Jordan Amavi - Aston Villa's Signing of the Summer

Aston Villa had an incredibly busy summer as Tim Sherwood prepared a squad ready to fight and challenge for a top half finish, along with some success in cup competitions. The Premier League side shopped a fair bit, aided by Christian Benteke’s big money move to Liverpool, and a lot of the club’s recruits came from the French Ligue 1. Sherwood importantly realised that the left-back spot could be a problem if not addressed properly in the summer. He also …
A Look at Manchester United's Transfer Targets

A Look at Manchester United's Transfer Targets

Manchester United have managed to score only two goals in their first 3 EPL outings, so it would not be surprising if the Red Devils sign a new striker before the transfer window ends. After playing a goal-less match against Newcastle United on Saturday, the only goals in the league this season, so far, would be Kyle Walker’s own goal against Tottenham and Adnan Januzaj’s deflected strike to beat Aston Villa. They play Swansea City this Sunday, and they would …
Pedro Rodriguez to Manchester United: Will he fit in?

Pedro Rodriguez to Manchester United: Will he fit in?

Pedro Rodriguez might be on his way to Manchester United from Barcelona, and the Spanish Giants’ friendly match against AS Roma could end up being the last time that he will don the Barcelona colours at their home ground. Although a squad number has been provided to Pedro, he is on his way out of the club this summer and Old Trafford is to be his new home ground. With Angel Di Maria more than likely to leave Manchester United, …
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, …
Will Sunderland's Midfield Prevent Relegation?

Will Sunderland's Midfield Prevent Relegation?

Sunderland have been tipped for another relegation battle by many in the media in the run up to the first set of matches this weekend. They have been involved at the bottom for so many years now, that many expect their luck to run out at some point. They have started the last four seasons with different managers and this year it will be Dick Advocaat who leads the side after deciding to stay. The Dutchman was pivotal in keeping …
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 …
Window Watch: Top 6 Transfers of the Summer So Far

Window Watch: Top 6 Transfers of the Summer So Far

If there's anything that can wet the appetite of football fans around the globe during the interim period when the footballers themselves are on their jollies with wives and girlfriends, it is the noble art of transfers and the transfer window that goes with it. Needless to say, it's been frantic this summer again, with clubs in England flexing their financial muscle, buoyed by the astonishing £5.1bn TV deal that is sure to bring a windfall and of course some …
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