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Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Have Watford Done Enough Quality Business to Stay Up?

Hope, despair, jubilation; these are just a sample of the range of emotions associated with Championship promotion chasers. The long, arduous season provides a whirlwind of up and downs, which culminates with the ultimate prize of Premier League football, or the demoralising prospect of another seasons outside of the top flight. Many promoted sides in recent years encountered the plethora of emotions as the result of on field drama, but fans of Watford were brutally tortured with additional off the …
Balotelli Rumours Spark Social Media Frenzy

Balotelli Rumours Spark Social Media Frenzy

Liverpool's latest "Bad-Boy" forward, Mario Balotelli, has been at the heart of a social media storm following leaked pictures of a behind closed doors friendly between his new club and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rumours circulated on Friday afternoon as various Twitter accounts tweeted screenshots of an apparent discussion with referee Chris Foy, in which Balotelli was at centre-stage. As these images continued to spread across the Internet, captions were being added to the picture and soon it was believed that Balotelli …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe has used expected goals to predict the 2020/21 Premier League standings. Based on data from last season find out which clubs will be fighting relegation, who’s contending for the Champions League places, and which team will be crowned 2020/21 Premier League Champions. 1 Manchester City Despite finishing 18 points behind first-placed Liverpool the underlying numbers indicate Manchester City were very unfortunate and if they continue to play in the same manner will end the 20/21 season as …
Still Work To Do For Wolves to Maintain Progress

Still Work To Do For Wolves to Maintain Progress

A Portuguese Invasion really has taken hold in the Midlands. Wolverhampton Wanderers have ties to a Portuguese super agent, a Portuguese manager, and own no fewer than 12 Portuguese players. They also have a couple of Brazilians, who's native tongue is Portuguese, and a Mexican striker signed from Benfica of Portugal. When Fosun International bought the club, just four years ago, Wolves were coming off a season where they had finished 14th in the Championship. In the first season under …
Should Gambling Still Have a Place in Football?

Should Gambling Still Have a Place in Football?

Gambling and football have never been far away from each other. From the Saturday afternoons in the bookies before kick off, to the games of cards on the coach during away trips. They’ve formed a strong bond that has become almost inseparable in recent years. There will always be arguments about gambling’s role in football, but those arguments do not often take into account the bigger picture. Where financially the game is in comparison to other sports around the world. …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea have been the story of the summer as they have been the biggest spenders of the transfer window. They will travel to Brighton to face Graham Potter’s side. It won’t be an easy opening weekend fixture, but they will be expected to pick up the three points. Supporters may not expect a title challenge, but they will expect Frank Lampard to get a lot closer to Liverpool and Manchester City. Potter had an encouraging first season in charge of …
Tottenham vs Everton Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Everton Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns with an eye-catching managerial contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Jose Mourinho's Tottenham will welcome Carlo Ancelotti's Everton side. Both men have glittering trophy collections, but they are still trying to make an impact at their new clubs. There will be more pressure on Mourinho, as their supporters will be expecting a much better campaign. Meanwhile, the visitors have added proven quality for their ranks and many believe they will be a tougher nut to crack. …
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