Liverpool vs Manchester United - Key Battles

Liverpool vs Manchester United - Key Battles

The big night draws ever closer. Battle lines have been drawn. The two most successful teams in English football clash on Monday Night… And what a clash it will be. Both teams have undergone changes in personnel in some form or the other, but the tension and rivalry remains the same. Nay, it actually gets more intense with each year that passes! These are some of the duels we are likely to see in this, the most watched/spoken/fought about football match in the world. …
5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

The 2016-17 season has already thrown up a few surprises but once again, it's a season which has provided challenges for the Premier League's top managers. Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp have had to make some ruthless choices on starting positions already this season but here's five of the biggest battles so far and who should come out on top... Simon Mignolet & Loris Karius - Liverpool Mignolet's Liverpool career has been nothing short of drama, with the Belgian keeper …
Early contenders for the 2016-17 Golden Boot

Early contenders for the 2016-17 Golden Boot

The latest Premier League season is well and truly up and running now and after five league games, there have already been a number of players who have stood out from the crowd. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been outstanding for Liverpool, whilst Kelechi Iheanacho and Marcus Rashford have continued to make a name for themselves as two of the best academy graduates in England. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made an impressive start to life at Manchester United and Romelu …
Iheanacho vs Rashford: Who is the deadliest?

Iheanacho vs Rashford: Who is the deadliest?

Marcus Rashford isn't the only star that has risen in recent months. The Manchester United forward may be grabbing all the headlines with his achievements but Kelechi Iheanacho is performing just as well on the other side of the city. Pep Guardiola's arrival at Manchester City must've been an exciting prospect for Iheanacho, who seems to have relished the opportunity to grow under the former Barcelona boss. He featured in City's opening Premier League clash of the season and was …
Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

The Premier League is bursting with young talent, many of which don't ever get an opportunity to show what they can do with regular first team action. Some of the best managers in the league have found ways to implement their youngsters and bring out the best of their abilities but in an era of inflation, big spending and money-dominated owner-ships; it's becoming increasingly hard for young talent to break through the ranks in some of England's top clubs. The …
Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Wayne Rooney must play in midfield

Jose Mourinho surprised many with comments this week stating he plans to play Wayne Rooney as a striker and not in midfield as many predicted. The England and Manchester United captain has been playing in centre midfield for Roy Hodgson's side at the European Championships and ended the season with his domestic side as a midfielder - performing well in their final games. However, Mourinho made it clear the captain would be used as a goal threat despite most people …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
England are still England

England are still England

After attention was inevitably drawn to the disgusting scenes on the streets of Marseille, it did eventually switch to events on the pitch at Stade Velodrome, where England were very….. well, England. After using the pre-tournament friendlies to unsuccessfully try out Wayne Rooney behind Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in a 4-4-2 diamond, Roy Hodgson opted for, what on paper, was a 4-3-3. However, as it turned out, it was too often more like a 4-5-1 for England that left …
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