Manuel Lanzini: Understated Quality

Manuel Lanzini: Understated Quality

When West Ham announced the season-long loan signing of Manuel Lanzini from Al Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates, doubts were raised with the fans especially with the clubs recent record in unknown foreign contingents (Modibo Maiga please stand up). The 22-year-old Argentine has bucked that trend putting in a series of impressive performances of late that have propelled West Ham to third in the Barclays Premier League. The signing of Lanzini went largely under the radar given the influx of …
Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

The summer transfer window closed on the 1st September 2015 and saw Premier League clubs sign a total of 184 players either as permanent deals or on loan. The net transfer spend of the 20 clubs for this summer was £432.6m, which was a rise on the previous two summers. Now ten games in, with the table starting to take shape following an explosive start and some shock results, we take a look at the top five summer transfers. Kevin …
Is Javier Hernandez What Southampton Need This Summer?

Is Javier Hernandez What Southampton Need This Summer?

Southampton have grabbed a lot of headlines this summer. They have undergone a managerial change, with a majority of players being sold and there is confusion about the future direction of the club, with some even tipping them for relegation. That might be a little bit over the top as Saints still have a good manager, a decent squad and an excellent academy which will provide more players this season, plus they have a lot of money which will surely …
Debuchy vs Chambers | Which Right-Back Will Take The Starting Spot?

Debuchy vs Chambers | Which Right-Back Will Take The Starting Spot?

Arsene Wenger is not a man renowned for splashing the cash. Having a keen eye for talent, the French manager is often termed as one of the most astute operators in the transfer market. After losing Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, he moved quickly to sign another Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million. However, it came as a surprise to many when the club formally announced that they had …
Will The Spurs Old Guard Fit Pochettino's System?

Will The Spurs Old Guard Fit Pochettino's System?

It's been a fairly quiet summer at Tottenham Hotspur for a change, the last few summers have been rife with transfer speculation about their best players (cc: Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov). However, this summer they are yet to receive any concrete bids for their key players in Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen - luckily for Spurs, Lloris has signed a new five year deal, and Belgian defender Vertonghen is in talks about extending his contract. …
Calum Chambers to Arsenal | What Lies Ahead for the full back

Calum Chambers to Arsenal | What Lies Ahead for the full back

Arsenal have had a busy transfer window so far and now have made versatile defender Calum Chambers their fourth signing of the summer.  The 19 year old Southampton academy graduate has made his move to North London.  The England U-19 captain signed for an undisclosed fee thought to be around £11m that could rise to £16m with instalments. Chambers had been rumoured to Arsenal earlier in the transfer window, but, after the signing of Mathieu Debuchy, many thought the move wouldn't materialize. …
Vidal or Strootman: Who will fix Manchester United's 'broken' midfield?

Vidal or Strootman: Who will fix Manchester United's 'broken' midfield?

Roy Keane, for all his flaws as a manager/pundit/human being, was a fantastic footballer. His performance in United's 1999 Champions League semi-final second leg, against Juventus in Turin, is quite rightly heralded as one of the most complete midfield performances of recent times. Some argue that when he left Manchester United to join Celtic after very public fallouts with Sir Alex and many of United's players, Keane left a huge hole in their midfield that has never been completely filled. Carrick …
Rodgers wants a perfect 10

Rodgers wants a perfect 10

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has his eyes on a perfect 10 ahead of Manchester City's visit to Anfield on Sunday. Following his teams 2-1 victory away at West Ham, which saw them rack up their ninth win in a row in this seasons Barclays Premier League, manager Rodgers is determined to make it 10 in a row. Looking ahead to the City clash, which is live on Sky Sports 1HD, he said: "It's going to be a great game. "It's …
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