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Larsson & Brown | Optimism for Bruce

Larsson & Brown | Optimism for Bruce

[caption id="attachment_2818" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Star Man: Wes Brown"][/caption] The talk before kick-off was all about the now departed Jordan Henderson, but Steve Bruce will be more concerned about the players currently at his disposal. To this end, Saturday must have felt like a vindication of sorts for the Sunderland boss, who used his resources and tactical acumen to rescue a point from what had seemed like certain defeat. Having watched his side largely overwhelmed by an expensively assembled Liverpool side …
Chelsea centre back spot | Alex or Luiz?

Chelsea centre back spot | Alex or Luiz?

David Luiz joined Chelsea last January in a spending spree which also included the signing of Fernando Torres. Luiz was brought in from Benfica for about 20 million pounds. Alex was bought in 2004/2005 but had to be loaned to PSV Eindhoven so that Chelsea could get him a work permit. After three years on loan Alex finally returned to his parent club after making a name for himself and earning the nickname "the tank". With John Terry as one …
Arsenal Lack Sharpness on Opening Day

Arsenal Lack Sharpness on Opening Day

Saturday's game was a complete contrast to the excitement, drama and despair that we witnessed in February. Arsenal we were at their free flowing best in the 1st 45 minutes back in February, in fact we were unstoppable and Newcastle could only watch as they were taken apart. We all know what happened in that never to be forgotten 2nd half but what Saturday did highlight in many fans opinions was our need for creation but it also showed a …
Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

In little under half an hour on the pitch, Sergio Aguero's sensational performance ensured that he grabbed tomorrow's headlines and made himself an instant hero in the process. Little wonder too as there can have been few (if any) better (certainly more impact-full) debuts than that: 5 shots, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7/9 passes completed, 1/2 tackles won and 3/8 possession duels won. City may have got themselves ahead in the game, but it was Aguero who turned the screw …
QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

It takes a second in football for euphoria to suddenly become anguish and doubt. Well on Saturday 13 August 2011 after three minutes and one disallowed goal, QPR lost their most controversial 'free' signing of the summer to a suspected broken foot. After weeks of speculation as to whether Warnock had signed a 'Dyer' flop or had he pulled off bargain of the summer? Unfortunately, it was the former and QPR fans were forced to laugh rather than cry at …
Newcastle 10/11 Striker Comparison

Newcastle 10/11 Striker Comparison

With Alan Pardew’s main transfer target this summer being a top class striker, it is important to look at what Newcastle currently have available on the striker front in order to see what type of striker is needed. Newcastle United have struggled to find the back of the net in their pre-season matches and against Arsenal in the season opener. This has heightened the need to find a goalscorer to fill the void that was left when Andy Carroll was sold …
Newcastle v Arsenal | Match Report

Newcastle v Arsenal | Match Report

Similar to last season, another stalemate, another penalty incident, another Arsenal player sent off for an off the ball incident with Joey, but unfortunately this match won’t be remembered as fondly as our 4-4 draw back in February. The Barton – Gervinho incident has been analysed so many times over the weekend from all sorts of media, I’ll be gladly avoiding this area and focusing on the football that was played. With Arsenal fielding out a team minus Fabregas, Nasri …
Creativity lacking on opening weekend

Creativity lacking on opening weekend

A wholly underwhelming opening weekend produced 14 goals from 8 matches, a poor advert for the self-proclaimed ‘world’s most entertaining league’. This was typified at St James’ Park, where Arsenal and Newcastle played out a 0-0 draw after sharing 8 goals only six months ago. In that 4-4 thriller, no fewer than 27 chances were created; on Saturday that figure was only 11. Indeed, the entire league suffered a creativity setback in terms of chances created, the table below shows …
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