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

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

The Premier League returns this weekend with every side dreaming of having a great season. Norwich are back in the top flight after a season away and are coming up against a side who they will look at for inspiration with Crystal Palace beginning to secure themselves as a Premier League side. The opening weekend is very important for all sides, especially those trying to stay afloat of the bottom three as losing can become a habit. It's cliched to …
Window Watch: Top 6 Transfers of the Summer So Far

Window Watch: Top 6 Transfers of the Summer So Far

If there's anything that can wet the appetite of football fans around the globe during the interim period when the footballers themselves are on their jollies with wives and girlfriends, it is the noble art of transfers and the transfer window that goes with it. Needless to say, it's been frantic this summer again, with clubs in England flexing their financial muscle, buoyed by the astonishing £5.1bn TV deal that is sure to bring a windfall and of course some …
Paul Pogba v Nigeria | Player Performance Analysis FIFA World Cup 2014

Paul Pogba v Nigeria | Player Performance Analysis FIFA World Cup 2014

The French World Cup winning team of 1998 are the inspiration for this current France side, with Les Blues manager Didier Deschamps leading his team to the quarter finals of the World Cup, like he had done 16 years ago as a player in Lens. That '98 France side consisted of great players like Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps and Patrick Vieira. The 2014 side have an array of talent, young and old, throughout the …
France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

Didier Deschamps men get their World Cup campaign underway against Luis Fernando Suarez's Honduras on Sunday, with this French side surprisingly promising, it could raise expectations - although there is little pressure for Deschamps, with this team looking for tournament experience for EURO 2016, especially in youngsters like Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Mamadou Sakho. France will miss two of their best players, primarily for different reasons - Franck Ribery due to injury; Samir Nasri to his unstable influence …
What Is Going Wrong At Newcastle United?

What Is Going Wrong At Newcastle United?

While it's only a minor crisis on Tyneside, the situation at the club remains a worry with an owner lacking of ambition, a manager who doesn't know his best eleven and a set of players devoid of inspiration and desire. The club have still had a good season up to now as they lie in 9th place with a higher finish still a possibility, but events over the last month have killed any optimism that Newcastle fans had. Many expect …
Why isn't David Moyes Targeting Yohan Cabaye?

Why isn't David Moyes Targeting Yohan Cabaye?

Manchester United have needed a central midfielder for years, and while they have tried to bring players in, they each have failed to make that position their own. Anderson, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Tom Cleverley, Marouane Fellaini and Kleberson have all attempted to fill the void left by Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, but all have failed spectacularly. The position must be giving Moyes nightmares, especially after wasting £27.5m on Fellaini. The former Everton manager needs to prove himself to the Old …
Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Following their 6-0 dismantling of West Ham United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, Manuel Pellegrini's City side face a trip up to St James' Park. Man City haven't lost away from from home since their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland back in early November, while Newcastle have won 3 of their last five home matches. Team News Mathieu Debuchy remains suspended for the hosts, while Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul face late fitness tests. Yaya Toure and Jesus …
Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle have defied their critics this season, with some people even putting them down as potential relegation candidates, however, they find themselves in 8th place at the turn of the year. They are just 6 points off the Champions League places, but that's likely to be a step too far for the Magpies this season. Nevertheless, they will be strong challengers for a Europa League spot, especially if more places become available in the league depending on who wins the …
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