Spurs need to abandon Europe and prioritise the Premier League

Spurs need to abandon Europe and prioritise the Premier League

Man City and Spurs emerge from their midweek matchups in widely differing fashion. The two teams return to English shores one with their heads held high, while the other has to question its own integrity. City have the deserved honour of becoming the first English team to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk at home, while Spurs faltered in the final minutes against an in-form PSV Eindhoven outfit. The two teams go up against each other on Monday night when Spurs welcome the …
Besiktas vs Liverpool | Europa League Preview

Besiktas vs Liverpool | Europa League Preview

Besiktas will need to secure win against Liverpool on Thursday if they are going to proceed in the Europa League this season. The Turkish side's preparation for the second leg wasn’t fantastic as they succumbed to a shock 1-0 defeat to Eskisehrispor on Sunday allowing title rivals Galatasaray to knock them off top spot. The visitors meanwhile kept momentum positive as they ran out 2-0 winners at St Mary’s in crunch tie with Champions League hopefuls Southampton. Besiktas have beaten …
Financial Fair Play And Its Consequences: A look at City & Chelsea

Financial Fair Play And Its Consequences: A look at City & Chelsea

Manchester City are due to be levied with a £50 million fine and a play registration limit in next year’s Champions League for their breach of Financial Fair Play rules. The fine can be paid over three years, so will not be a problem for a financial powerhouse such as City. The restriction of their Champions League squad is the sanction that is most likely to cause them some difficulty. Although City will no doubt appeal the sanctions, if they …
My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

The Full Back position is one that has evolved rapidly since the inception of the EPL, and so has the importance that this role plays in a team. It is no longer about being a solid defender with the ability to "stick it in the mixer", but a position that can involve being a key attacking wide player who’s team relies on them to provide the width for an otherwise narrow attacking threat. It says it all that Leighton Baines …
Fulham Return To Ukraine

Fulham Return To Ukraine

Following Fulham’s confident 2-0 win over Croat side Split UEFA have made the draw throwing up our next opponents. Now just a two legged tie away from the Group stages the complicated seven potted, several bowled draw systems see’s us return to the Ukraine. Originally founded as a factory team in the old USSR era, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk finished fourth in their domestic league last season also making the semi final of the Ukrainian Cup. They're also currently managed by  …