What went wrong for Bournemouth this season?

What went wrong for Bournemouth this season?

AFC Bournemouth never had any right to be in the Premier League. A small south coast team with a tiny stadium, they had spent their history slogging away in the lower leagues not even dreaming of one day playing in the top flight. Indeed, until the 1980's they'd never even played in the second tier of English football. But Eddie Howe changed that. He made fans dream, and then he turned those dreams into reality. Having taken over a club …
Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

Liverpool's Season So Far: A Start of Two Extremes

In his first press conference as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp had said that the club should be competing for titles within a few years – may be four. While his first season did not bring any joy in the league, it did bring two cup finals for the Reds, albeit they lost both of them. Last season, there were no cup finals, but Liverpool were second in the league around Christmas and there was hope of a title run at …
Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

We Liverpool fans are an optimistic lot. It is difficult to find a more optimistic creature in the world than a Liverpool fan during the pre-season. As soon as a few transfers have been signed and a few pre-season friendlies won, most Reds fans start wondering, some more publicly than others, “Is this finally going to be our season?”. The levels of optimism may swing a bit – waning in the summer of 2010 when Roy Hodgson had been appointed …
Four Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season

Four Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season

The 2017-18 season is almost upon us and most of the Premier League's players will re-group next week to kick start their summer preparations. Jurgen Klopp is expecting the majority of his squad back next Wednesday when Liverpool's pre-season campaign officially kicks off. They start by facing Tranmere Rovers on the 12th July, before taking on Wigan just two days later in the second of two domestic fixtures. Liverpool will then fly out to face a range of opponents in …
Five Virgil Van Dijk Alternatives Liverpool Can Pursue

Five Virgil Van Dijk Alternatives Liverpool Can Pursue

It has been a tumultuous fortnight for Liverpool fans. What started with indications of ambition from the Reds during this transfer window – two rumoured offers topping their record signing to get in a speedy winger and one of the best defenders in the Premier League, was followed by the underwhelming news that Liverpool have signed Dominic Solanke from Chelsea on a free. Thankfully the youngster has provided some cheer to the Reds with his performances at the U-20 World …
Dominic Solanke to Liverpool: An Underwhelming Deal

Dominic Solanke to Liverpool: An Underwhelming Deal

The transfer window is a time for expectation. Fans of every club all over the top leagues of Europe are expecting that new managers and new players will arrive this summer to take their clubs out of their current misery, winless runs or to even greater heights. In the Premier League, fans of Watford and Crystal Palace are expecting new managers to come in and build on their successful struggle against relegation. Manchester United and City fans expect new star …
7 youngsters to look out for in the 2016-17 Premier League

7 youngsters to look out for in the 2016-17 Premier League

Tottenham supplied the Premier League with some of the best young talent last season and Dele Alli and Eric Dier made their breakthrough at international level. Marcus Rashford was the youngster who held all the headlines at Manchester United but which young talents will be making a name for themselves this season? Here's a few to keep your eyes on... Ashley Fletcher - West Ham United The former Manchester United striker was highly thought of at Old Trafford and was …
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