Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Most fans don't look too much into the importance of the pre-season campaign but for many youth players it is one of the most important stages of the season. It's a chance to showcase their skills, put a marker down for a place in the Premier League squad and an opportunity to play alongside senior players in a competitive match. However, the pre-season period can also be very important for new signings. Some of this summer's top transfers will be …
Pre-Season: What's the diet like for Premier League Players

Pre-Season: What's the diet like for Premier League Players

Pre season training is now under way for Premier League clubs and no doubt the coaches will have vigorous training sessions planned in for the players. But one aspect of footballers fitness regime that has become more prominent in the Premier League era is the diet of the players. Twenty five years ago it was normality for players to have a diet filled with sugar and fat. When Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal in 1996 he brought with him a …
Van Gaal: What we've learned from Pre-Season

Van Gaal: What we've learned from Pre-Season

Never before has a pre-season jolly across the pond held so much significance for Manchester United fans. Under normal circumstances, the only thing that excites about this period is the chance to watch any new signings perform, hoping that they'll be the next United legend, rather than the next Jordi Cruyff. After last year's dismal campaign however, any sense of normality has long since disappeared from the Theatre of Dreams. Finishing seventh in the league was unheard of under Sir …