Sane the Sahne for City?

Sane the Sahne for City?

Just to clarify, Sahne is the German word for cream and as such is my justification for such a shaky play on words in the title. The use of the German word cream is apt though because Leroy Sane really is the cream of Germany’s up and coming attacking talent. His signing from Schalke 04 in a deal potentially worth up to €50m (around £42m) is both a gamble and a coup for Manchester City. As I’ve written before here …
The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

In part one, I covered last season’s top three teams in this years battle for the Champions League spots; so now it’s time to look at the other contenders. First up is Manchester City, who announced the arrival of new manager Pep Guardiola before last season had even finished and it remains to be seen if that had an adverse effect on how their team finished that campaign. One thing you can be certain of is that Guardiola will not …
Issues That Wenger Must Immediately Address at Arsenal

Issues That Wenger Must Immediately Address at Arsenal

This season marks Wenger’s 21st year as manager at Arsenal, and it’ll be one of the most challenging seasons as he’ll have to face-off against the likes of Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, and of course, Jose Mourinho. With other clubs making no effort to downplay their spending, Wenger has managed to make only one major signing. Not just that, he also has a lot of issues to address prior to the commencement of the new season. So, what will Wenger …
Five possible outcomes for Jamie Vardy during 2016-17 season

Five possible outcomes for Jamie Vardy during 2016-17 season

Last year was a fairy tale season for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and the striker will be hoping to emulate his heroics once again. The England international scored 24 Premier League goals as he came runners-up in the top goal-scorers list and was voted the Writer’s Player of the Year. Alongside team-mates, Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante, the forward was instrumental in his side’s title-winning campaign and after turning down a move to Arsenal as mentioned on this site …
Pressure is on the Premier League's Top Managers

Pressure is on the Premier League's Top Managers

This season could be the beginning of a short, but exciting era in the Premier League which welcomes some of the world's most prized managers. Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho will all be battling it out in the English top flight, joining the likes of Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino and Claudio Raneiri who have already proven themselves. It could be one of the greatest season's of management battles since the turn of the millennium but at …
5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

5 unwanted reunions in the 2016-17 Premier League season

This season sees the return of Jose Mourinho as he join Manchester United for the 2016-17 season. Pep Guardiola is introduced to the Premier League and some big European stars are following him including Ibrahimovic so their could be some reunions with players and their former bosses. Steve Bruce is making a return to the top flight with promoted side, Hull City and there's a return for former England international David Nugent as part of the Championship winning side, Burnley. …
Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Southampton have been the envy of a lot of clubs outside the top six since they returned to the Premier League under Nigel Adkins. They have an excellent recruitment system, play good football and have a knack of appointing quality managers. They bought Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman to the Premier League, both of whom have moved onto other clubs in the league. Their latest appointment is Claude Puel, who won't be known to a lot of fans in England, …
Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Newcastle United were relegated last season to the surprise of many, as they did have a lot of talent in the squad. Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat will all expect transfers to one of the top leagues in Europe, while there are a few others that might catch the eye of Premier League clubs. Ayoze Perez had a solid two seasons at Newcastle, transitioning well from the Spanish second tier, and will have plenty of admirers in the …
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