France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

France v Rep. Ireland Preview - Payet the key for France

Euro 2016 has not exactly been an enthralling classic thus far, but the group stages can be less than inspiring. The knockout stages are where tournaments usually start to hot up, where it’s all or nothing and even a drab draw holds the prospect of a penalty shoot-out. Hosts and Group A winners France take on Republic of Ireland, who finished third in Group E, in what is not expected to be a classic, but could very well turn out …
Would Andre Gomes be a good signing for Chelsea?

Would Andre Gomes be a good signing for Chelsea?

Andre Gomes has been linked to both Chelsea and Manchester United already in this window. Sky Sports reported that Chelsea had a bid around £32m turned down for the Portuguese midfielder, and they are weighing up whether to make a renewed bid. The central midfield area appears to be a priority for Chelsea this summer, as they have also been heavily linked to Ngolo Kante and Ranja Nainggolan, two midfielders who differ in style to Gomes. The Valencia player is …
What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

Sunderland did very well to survive the threat of relegation once again and they are quickly becoming a specialist in surviving the drop from seemingly perilous positions. In Sam Allardyce, they have a manager who is proven in the top flight and won't settle for another relegation scare in his first full season in charge. The Black Cats haven't had stability for a long time and have relied on managerial changes to save their season on a too frequent basis. …
N'Golo Kante - Meet The Machine

N'Golo Kante - Meet The Machine

Leicester have been excellent this season and have a good chance of challenging for the title until the very end. They have been transformed from relegation strugglers into championship contenders in a short amount of time. The appointment of Claudio Ranieri has played a big part, as he has introduced a genuine tactical plan, which has been executed to perfection. The most impressive thing about the Italian is that he has looked at the squad and tried to implement a …
Six Early Candidates for EPL's Signing of the Season

Six Early Candidates for EPL's Signing of the Season

The season is at a point where assessments can be made about players and teams. Of course there is still ample time left and things may take change drastically, but we take a look at which players are the early contenders for the "signing of the season" tag. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) Tottenham fought very hard to ensure the Belgian ended up at White Hart Lane instead of St Mary's. The £11.5 million summer signing has been incredibly important to the side's …
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