Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
Arsenal vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have gone from favourites for the title to fighting for fourth place once again and questions continue to be raised about Arsene Wenger's future. They need a win this weekend, and a convincing one at that, to relieve any doubts that people have about them being able to qualify for the Champions League. The visitors on Saturday need points desperately as they fight for survival. Since they last played, both Sunderland and Newcastle are building momentum and Norwich need …
The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

With only weeks of football left, for the bottom five clubs in the Premier League it has all come down to this. Some have their hopes of survival hanging by a thread - and some slimmer than that - whilst others are looking up the table rather than down. Either way, it looks likely that three of Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa will go down, and they have six or fewer games in which to …
January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

As the parent of a 12 year old boy who is a very keen footballer, I’ve been to countless club and school matches over the past seven years. Something I’ve seen all too often from a number of coaches and an even larger percentage of parents and interested parties on the sidelines is an obsession with the result. Whether or not the child’s team wins or loses seems far more important than if they’re enjoying the game and developing. My …
Norwich Stifle Man City

Norwich Stifle Man City

Manchester City edged a point closer to Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table but this result surely represents ground lost by them in the title race. Rather than increase the pressure on the leaders, Manuel Pellegrini’s side performed like men who should worry about being overtaken by West Ham or Manchester United in the top four. The predicted would-be champions by most pundits pre-season have not won back-to-back league games for five months. The BBC commentator …
Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

It seems a very long time ago since Arsenal fans witnessed their emphatic strike partnership of Theirry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp ripping up the Premier League every week. The same generation were able to appreciate Manchester United’s attackers in all their glory – from Cristiano Ronaldo to Ruud Van Nisterooy. Even in recent seasons, ex Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, brought more quality to the Premier League as Chelsea waved goodbye to their long-serving Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba. This season, …
Norwich vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Norwich vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On March first, Norwich City play host to reigning Champions Chelsea at Carrow Road.  The Canaries will be looking to take points off the Blues in their quest to stay in the Premier League. Currently only outside of the relegation zone by three points, Norwich need to pick up points, but they know it won't be easy.  The Blues are unbeaten in the Premier League since Guus Hiddink took over for Jose Mourinho.  Their hopes of the title or even …
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