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Stoke City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

Stoke City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

The second bore draw of the opening weekend of the EPL went down at the Britannia Stadium as Chelsea were held by Stoke City. The same fixture last season gave us a 1-1 draw, with Chelsea in the driving seat throughout, and Stoke being the solid outfit we’ve come to expect of them. Was it the same story this time round? Or did Stoke turn the tables and dominate the Pensioners this time around? Stoke City FC – Begovic; Wilson …
Who is King of the Centre Halves?

Who is King of the Centre Halves?

Throughout recent seasons numerous injuries to Ledley King and Jonathon Woodgate have meant that Tottenham are continually rotating their centre-back partnerships. Even with the departure of Woodgate to Stoke, the issue has not been resolved. This article will look at how the candidates for the heart of Tottenham’s centre of defence shape up and answer whether a regular partnership can be found. [caption id="attachment_2534" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Younes Kaboul"][/caption] Ledley King is an outstanding defender; if only he wasn't permanently hindered …
Chelsea | 4-3-3 - who’s the best front line?

Chelsea | 4-3-3 - who’s the best front line?

With a fee agreed for Belgian wonder-kid Romelu Lukaku, it is apt to look at Chelsea’s strikers and which ones fare best. Anelka, Drogba, Kalou, Sturridge, Lukaku, Torres and maybe even Malouda could be considered as ‘strikers’ or players who can play in a front three which based on Andre Villas Boas’ friendlies is what the manager is going to use week in, week out and as such is what I’m going to base this article on.  What we don’t …
Are Stoke the most Scottish team in England?

Are Stoke the most Scottish team in England?

Whenever I watch Stoke play, I can’t help but kicking my TV set to ensure I’m not watching St Mirren – Aberdeen or Motherwell – Kilmarnock. There’s no one thing I can put my finger on, it’s a mixture of different things. Stoke play like the teams I watch every weekend, whether it be in the SPL, Irn Bru Scottish Third Division, or the Highland league. Only Dundee United and Celtic, in recent times, have bucked the stereotypical Scottish style …
Is McEachran Ready to Make the Leap?

Is McEachran Ready to Make the Leap?

'That's Liam Brady!' yelled Ray Wilkins in excitement after seeing young Josh make a move reminiscent of the footballing great. McEachran, as a 15-year-old, was with the Chelsea side when they competed against Argentinian club side Racing, in an Under-17 encounter. Despite being one of the youngest players on the field that day, it didn't faze the youngster in the slightest. He continued to impress, stringing consistent after consistent performances and soon enough he was drafted into the first-team and made …
Fulham V Villa | Preview

Fulham V Villa | Preview

At long, long last the fallow summer period is over and the Premier League season returns and what a way to start Fulham’s season with the return of our former boss Mark Hughes with his new...oh right, yeah that never really happened did it. But Fulham have a new gaffer in Martin Jol, and although our season is already some six competitive games old this will be the toughest test for him so far with his new squad. Some four …
Liverpool Rights The Attack

Liverpool Rights The Attack

Sometimes the hardest part of these articles is writing a good pun for the headline.  This is not one of those times.  Here the hardest part is, as a Liverpool supporter, looking myself in the mirror and admitting that The Reds have a problem.  They have a serious problem.  They aren't ambi-attackers.  A lot of teams can attack down both the right and the left flanks but Liverpool simply can not, will not, is physically unable to, attack down the …
Shane Long - Goal Scoring Solution?

Shane Long - Goal Scoring Solution?

The new English Premier League season is less than a week away, and with West Bromwich Albion opening their campaign at The Hawthorns against champions Manchester United on Sunday (KO 4pm), there are still question marks over the head of last season’s top goal scorer Peter Odemwingie and the futures of several other strikers in the Baggies squad. Speculation is rife that West Brom are about to add Shane Long to their strike force in the next 48 hours to …
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