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 …
Liverpool Vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Even before Liverpool fans had completely savoured the glory of their side being crowned the Premier League champions in 30 years, the Premier League is back with a new season. Liverpool’s defence, or “attack” (as Jurgen Klopp put it) of the Premier League title begins at home when on Saturday evening they host the winners of the Championship – Leeds United, led by the seasoned and well-respected Marcelo Bielsa. The parallels do not end in the two managers being two …
Five Areas Leeds United Should Look To Strengthen This Summer

Five Areas Leeds United Should Look To Strengthen This Summer

Leeds United are back in the Premier League, and not before time. One of the true giants of English football, the club that's seen it all are back among the elite. Under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds have been reborn and after a 16 seasons absence they finally achieved their goal of returning to England's top flight. For an incredibly loyal fanbase, who've stuck by their team through relegation from the Premier League, relegation from the Championship and season after season of …
The Soul of a Football Club

The Soul of a Football Club

Watching the class of 92 documentary it was interesting listening to the views of long standing Salford City fans. A number of them interviewed said they were unhappy with the ex-Man Utd players takeover "as it will never be the same." Equally numerous QPR fans say they preferred QPR when the Chrysalis' records founder Chris Wright owned QPR (96-2001) over Briartore / Ecclestone / Fernandes / Bhattia / Mittal, the recent owners over the last 5 years. Mercenary footballers are not …