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 …
Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

Who will be in the Premier League relegation places?

The Premier League season has not even kicked off yet, so this may seem a little morbid, but with so much focus on the top of the table and who will be fighting for European spots, I want to take a look at who will be fighting for their Premier League existence this year and who could be looking at relegation. As I said, some will find it morbid to speak about this already, but for every winner there is …
Will Leaving Liverpool Help Ibe Progress?

Will Leaving Liverpool Help Ibe Progress?

Jordon Ibe is now 20 and he will be looking for first team football to develop further. Last season, he played 41 times for Liverpool, 20 of which were starts, but his level of performance wasn't good enough to gain a starting berth under Jurgen Klopp. The addition of Sadio Mane and the return of Lazar Markovic will increase competition for the attacking places, while Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are already ahead of Ibe in the pecking order. They may …
Guilty Pleasure of a Liverpool Fan: Raheem Sterling

Guilty Pleasure of a Liverpool Fan: Raheem Sterling

“A guilty pleasure is something, such as a movie, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard”. Using this make-shift definition plugged from the shallow depths of Google, as, you know, a gentle starting point, I think it’s *fairly* safe for me to assume that I, a Liverpool fan and a devote member (the only member) of the “Raheem moisten my dream” fan club, sit firmly …
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa take on Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend. One would think that the word "struggling" would only be used to describe bottom placed Villa, but Liverpool are also struggling at the moment and might find themselves in a tricky position against a side that is playing every match with a must-win mentality as it hopes to somehow ensure it's safety in top flight. Villa have actually enjoyed a slight upturn in form recently, despite being rooted to the bottom of …
In Defence of Roberto Firmino

In Defence of Roberto Firmino

Transfers in sports carry with them so much hype and hullabaloo. Where else do we root for and jeer against someone's new job? Twelve game into the season, it's not surprising to see the best and worst signings being rated on various media platforms. I saw Roberto Firmino being listed as one of the five worst signings of the summer over here, and whilst I respect the writer's opinions, I would like to argue why he absolutely doesn't deserve to be part of this list. Yes, …
Jordon Ibe: The Case of Lost Identity

Jordon Ibe: The Case of Lost Identity

Football can be a really cruel game at times. We have seen youngsters who are chased by massive clubs with multi-million dollar contracts disappear into footballing obscurity. We know we will be too pessimistic to label young Jordon Ibe into that category, but the Englishman has been abysmal whenever presented an opportunity. Many believed that the departure of Sterling to Manchester City would present Ibe with an opportunity to establish himself at Liverpool. However, it has not gone according to …
Premier League Young Guns 2014/15: Hayden, Pozo, Ibe & Ake

Premier League Young Guns 2014/15: Hayden, Pozo, Ibe & Ake

 Last season was one of real success in the Premier League for young players breaking into teams and making a name for themselves. You only have to look at the likes of Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw for examples of this.  In this article, I am going to look at one young prospect, from each of last years top 4 teams that will be looking to make the leap into their clubs senior squad. Although Manchester City have …
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