Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Swansea vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Manchester United’s season has not gone according to the plan so far, with many lackluster performances deservedly shadowing the few good performances that they have put in. They go to Wales in search of form when they take on Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Coming on the back of a disheartening defeat at Fenerbahce in the Europa League mid-week, Mourinho’s men will be keen to reverse the trend to stop their slide down the footballing pecking order. Swansea, …
David de Gea – Liverpool’s Nemesis, But Not the Best This Season

David de Gea – Liverpool’s Nemesis, But Not the Best This Season

Liverpool fans generally do not find much fault with Rafa Benitez but some like me do feel that he should have signed David de Gea on the summer transfer deadline day in 2015 for Real Madrid. That he didn't, has troubled Liverpool big time. In the last five league matches between Liverpool and Manchester United, de Gea has put in 17 saves (3.66 per game) and since his move to Real Madrid fell through, he has put in 9 saves (3 …
Premier League records that could be broken this season

Premier League records that could be broken this season

Last season was a year to remember as Leicester City stormed to league victory in one of the most enthralling success stories of the century. Since the Premier League began, only five teams have won the title; Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Tottenham will be hoping to add their name to the prized list but there's a few other achievements which could be made this year. As well as a few proud records, there's a few …
Joe Hart: Does He Have a Future at Manchester City?

Joe Hart: Does He Have a Future at Manchester City?

Joe Hart had a shocking Euro 2016, making two errors, with the second one a major reason for England crashing out of the tournament to the over-achieving Iceland. It is important not to make any rash decisions about the England and Manchester City number one, after all he has been labelled world class by many in the game. However, there has to be questions asked about the goalkeeper as they were two errors that a quality number one wouldn't make. …
Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain and Turkey are set to lock horns in the 2nd round of the Euro 2016 on Friday in what promises to be a battle between Spanish Flair and Turkish Resoluteness. While Spain won their opening game against Czech Republic courtesy of a late goal by Pique, Luka Modric's fabulous strike ensured that Turkey began their campaign on a sore note. Team News Spain Del Bosque is expected to continue with 4-4-2,  against the Turkish with Nolito and Morata leading …
The Premier League influence on Spain

The Premier League influence on Spain

Ever since Rafa Benitez took over as Liverpool manager in 2004 and brought the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia with him, there has been a steady stream of Spanish players plying their trade in the Premier League. Whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid caught most attention as Spain enjoyed their golden period that saw them win the 2008 and 2012 Euros, along with the 2010 World Cup, the Premier League also contributed towards those squads. Whilst many of the …
Euro 2016 Preview: Spain

Euro 2016 Preview: Spain

Spain have won the last two European Championships and will enter this tournament as one of the favourites. The last World Cup was a huge wake up call as they were knocked out in the group stages, but there has been a rebuild, with new players coming into the squad. Since the last World Cup, the Spanish have lost friendlies against Germany, France and Holland, showing they are still somewhat in a state of flux. There is no doubting the …
Remembering When Teams Didn't Have Squad Numbers

Remembering When Teams Didn't Have Squad Numbers

I grew up in the 1980's where Football coverage was completely different to how it is now. For those of you old enough to remember the times before Sky and the Premier League, you will recall there was no Soccer Sunday, no expert analysis, no all seater stadiums and very few players from abroad (ignoring Jesper Olsen & Joel Sivebaek, anyway!). Yes Football in the 80's was on the up, but it was nothing like the financial monster it has …
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