Everton v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

December 1st brings the initial door opening of our advent calendars, and also the first Merseyside Derby of the season. Former Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez, is still fighting to win over the Toffees' fan base, and a win this Wednesday would make that transition complete. Liverpool head across the way after a brilliant run of form, which is seeing them as prolific a Jürgen Klopp team that we have witnessed. The wintery weather will surely add to what promises be, …
Why Rafa Benitez Can Be a Success at Everton

Why Rafa Benitez Can Be a Success at Everton

Rafael Benitez’s appointment as manager of Everton is one of the most controversial coaching recruitments in Premier League history. The former Liverpool boss landed the job after extensive negotiations, which took place against a backdrop of fan discontent. A Unique Rivalry The ill-feeling between Everton and Liverpool often surprises people from outside of the city. After all, fans of both clubs …
What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

It was announced on Thursday that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United had collapsed. BBC Sport report that the consortium ran out of patience with the process, due to the time being taken for the Premier League to conduct the Owners and Directors Test. A plethora of issues have mired this takeover and it has been a painstaking process for all involved. The issues have involved piracy, human rights concerns and a geopolitical spin war. For supporters, it has …
Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle from the Drop Again?

Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle from the Drop Again?

A little under three years since he left the biggest club in the world, Rafa Benitez finds himself stuck in a Premier League relegation battle for the second year running. Last season, the Spanish coach steered the Magpies to safety with some astute tactical performances and it seemed the only way was up. But then came the summer transfer window. The three promoted clubs all outspent Newcastle. Fulham splashed £105m, Wolverhampton Wanderers spent £59m and Cardiff, favourites for the drop, …
Newcastle Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle have had an extremely difficult start to the season. They've already had to play Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham and lost to all three of them. Those three matches along with their draw against Cardiff City has left them with one point from their first four matches. Now they face Arsenal. The Gunners were very poor away from home last season and, while they may have won, were not convincing in their performance away to Cardiff City. Arsenal are …
West Ham United: Style Over Points?

West Ham United: Style Over Points?

“He (David Sullivan) didn’t tell me, because I know what West Ham is. “One of the most important things for any club, not just West Ham, is to have a style of football. “You can choose, there are a lot of different styles in football and with all the styles you can win trophies and titles. But West Ham has a tradition and David thought I was that way and was very happy to trust me. “And I will …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
Too Soon for Jamaal Lascelles to Leave Newcastle United

Too Soon for Jamaal Lascelles to Leave Newcastle United

Jamaal Lascelles has been one of the breakout stars of the Premier League season and he has now established himself at the top level. The Newcastle United captain played a key role as Rafa Benitez’s side finished in the top ten in their first season back in the top-flight. This will be seen as just the start for the Magpies and defender, with both having loftier ambitions. The recent England squad announcement didn’t feature Lascelles, but he is likely to …
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