The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

With two matchweeks now complete, there's a couple of things we can say for certain. Firstly, this is going to be an entertaining season with the vast majority of teams seemingly having decided to not bother defending at all. Secondly, almost every team in the league still needs to make multiple signings. And finally, there will almost certainly be a couple of managers dismissed this side of Christmas. Liverpool and Tottenham entered the weekend with a lot of excitement as …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Manchester United Should Sell Romelu Lukaku This Summer

Manchester United Should Sell Romelu Lukaku This Summer

Romelu Lukaku is a priority target for Inter Milan this summer, with Antonio Conte demanding that the hierarchy sign the Belgian international. The Telegraph reported earlier this month that Manchester United had turned down a £54 million bid for the striker. It is unlikely that the Serie A club will be deterred and this saga is likely to drag on until the end of the transfer window. The focus has been on incomings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he has …
Where Would James Rodriguez Fit in at Manchester United?

Where Would James Rodriguez Fit in at Manchester United?

There has been a lot of talk in recent days that Manchester United are leading the race for James Rodriguez. Sky Sports reported that the Colombian international has been offered to the Europa League finalists and Sky Bet then went on to suspend betting on the transfer. Some cynics have suggested that the story was put out there by the former in order for them to make money through the latter, but this is a story that won't go away …
Leicester City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a weekend that was characterized by some good old FA Cup Quarter final fixtures followed by a juicy semi-final draw, the Premier League is back and what a titanic tussle we've got at the lower end of the table! It's Leicester City hosting Steve Bruce's Hull at the King Power Stadium in what is an absolute must win for both sides at this stage. Come Sunday morning, we'll know the status quo of teams battling it out for survival …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
James Rodriguez Vs Uruguay | Player Performance

James Rodriguez Vs Uruguay | Player Performance

Colombia took on Uruguay in the second round of 16 game in the 2014 World Cup.  Colombia managed a comfortable 2-0 win over their their South American foes.  One man was the undoubted star of the show and that man was Monaco star, James Rodriguez.  Rodriguez was by far the best player on the pitch and the 22 year old has put in exceptional performances throughout this World Cup. Colombia look like a serious contender for this World Cup, despite …