Premier League 2016 summer transfer round-up

Premier League 2016 summer transfer round-up

Another year, another summer transfer window has passed but which club was the most active? Who spent the most money? Which transfers caused the biggest stirs? What players will make a name for themselves this season? There's so many unanswered questions which we will have to wait to see the answers for but here's everything else you need to know about this summer's activities across the Premier League... Big name transfers Manchester United have stolen most of the headlines in …
Does Balotelli have a future at Anfield?

Does Balotelli have a future at Anfield?

Mario Balotelli has reported back to pre-season at Anfield and his role in Jurgen Klopp's plans is not yet known. He was already on loan when the German arrived at the club and this will be Klopp's first viewing of the Italian at training. Balotelli will be well known to him, as he is to everybody in the world of football, but Klopp may see a role for the striker. There is no doubting his talent and potential, it is …
Possible Concerns Surrounding Mourinho's Appointment

Possible Concerns Surrounding Mourinho's Appointment

Jose Mourinho’s return to the EPL after quitting from Chelsea was no secret, as reports of him taking up the reigns of Manchester United from Louis Van Gaal started doing rounds since January. It is obvious that United have got themselves an upgrade from many different vantage points. Mourinho brings eyeballs and attention wherever he goes. Why this matters is because, at the end of the day, the Glazers are running a sports entertainment business. While the club and the …
Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Paul Tompkins on his Tompkins Times, Liverpool devoted website does a very interesting analytical thing. He re-bases transfer cost to factor in inflation, so you can hypothetically ask "how much is the £8.5m LFC paid for Stan Collymore in 1995, equivalent to in today's prices?" The answer the database churns out is the £8.5m is equivalent to £38m in today's money. Collymore and Benteke at £32.5m effectively cost very similar fees. They are also suffering the same problem, in his …
Premier League's Worst & Most Costliest Transfers

Premier League's Worst & Most Costliest Transfers

Premier League transfers have made history for better and for worse, exchanging millions in return for the industry’s biggest names. But sometimes, it doesn’t all go according to plan. Here are the top 10 worst and most costly transfers that the Premier League has ever seen. 10 - Juan Mata - Chelsea to Manchester United, January 2014 - £37 million The brilliantly talented Spanish midfielder set Chelsea alight, scoring 32 goals for the club during 130 performances. Moving to Manchester …
Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

‘If you spend more than £100 million, you expect to be challenging for the league.’ Sorry about this Brendan, I know you’ve got enough on your plate at the moment, but you can’t expect to get away with comments like that with Liverpool finishing 25 points off the pace. Since 2012, Rodgers has bought 24 players, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho the only confirmed hits. This year’s crop of Lambert, Lallana, Can, Lovren, Markovic, Manquillo, Moreno and, the crowning …
Is Danny Ings Good Enough to Audition for the Role of Luis Suarez?

Is Danny Ings Good Enough to Audition for the Role of Luis Suarez?

Losing a player of Luis Suarez’s ability would unsettle the very best of teams. If Suarez were to walk out of Barcelona this summer, the club’s on field activities would suffer, and that’s even with the familiar faces of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr to fill the void. If the departure of Suarez would cause such disruption to this star studded team, imagine the pain Brendan Rodgers felt when he reluctantly allowed the Uruguayan to depart his side for the sunny shores …
Mario Balotelli – The Biggest Illusion In Football?

Mario Balotelli – The Biggest Illusion In Football?

Is there a modern day footballer that divides opinions like Mario Balotelli? He’s an absolute enigma; some see him as this world class talent whilst the others see him as a bang average player. The Mario Balotelli debate reminds me of the dress that sparked so much heated debate over its colour. Some saw it as white and gold those would be the Mario optimists seeing him as shining ray of hope for Liverpool and that he will finally find a …
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