O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

With the imminent move of Chelsea captain John Terry at the end of the season, the Premier League is characterised by a lack of stand out captains. Captains in the military sense that would lead their charges into battle or that would grab points from the jaws of defeat. Bryan Robson, Colin Hendry, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira types are few and far between. At the top eight clubs we have Wes Morgan, …

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
Southampton vs Aston Villa Preview |Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

The early kick-off on Saturday is Southampton versus Aston Villa, with one side in impressive form and the others' season tailing off. Had this game been about 3 months ago you would have applied those descriptions to the opposite team. Villa have turned their season round since Sherwood’s appointment and look set to stave off relegation once again. The Saints on the other hand seem to be allowing their season to peter out in an attempt to avoid Thursday night …