What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

I’ve seen some absolute nonsense over the past week from ex-pros, sharing their thoughts on how the Manchester City under Pep Guardiola might look next season. First up, was Danny Murphy claiming that David Silva is not a Guardiola-type player! Excuse me, David Silva not a Guardiola-type player, really? I’m sorry, but if you were to identify which players currently in the Manchester City squad are archetypical for Guardiola’s preferred style of play, David Silva would have to be in …
Will Vardy Change Anything?

Will Vardy Change Anything?

Jamie Vardy, a £1million buy from Fleetwood Town in the Conference in 2012, is the Premier League's leading goal scorer. That is an astonishing feat and he is one short of Ruud Van Nistelrooy's all time record of scoring in ten consecutive Premier League matches. He had such self belief that he inserted a clause in his contract that he would get a bonus if he played for England when signing for Leicester in 2012. Rarely has a non league …

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Arriving alongside Jon Toral in the summer of the 2011/12 season, Hector Bellerin’s transfer to Arsenal was a largely under-the-radar affair. There was little fan-fare, apart from the fact that Arsenal had managed to pinch two more players from Barcelona’s youth setup for a combined fee of under £1 million. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal two years later in the summer of 2013, making his first appearance as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against …
Everton FC So Far - Better Than Last Year?

Everton FC So Far - Better Than Last Year?

As we enter the third month of the Premier League, let’s take some time to look at Everton Football Club and how they have fared so far in the competition. Have they improved upon last year, when at this time they sat in 13th in the table? What transfers, match results and player performances have potentially been a catalyst for where they sit now? Let’s take a look. Summer Transfers If we’re to believe the reported transfer fee’s according to …
Analyzing the Right Back Targets of Man United - Past and Present

Analyzing the Right Back Targets of Man United - Past and Present

The transfer window is finally open for good and while the pre-season adventures across the globe are fast approaching, the season has already begun for some. But weirdly enough there hasn't been much of a movement in terms of player arrivals as expected at this stage, especially in the big English clubs, especially in Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United, where things are just beginning to take shape ahead of their short trip to the States. Despite the well documented need …
QPR Bit off More Than They Could Chew as Toffees Romp to Victory

QPR Bit off More Than They Could Chew as Toffees Romp to Victory

Both teams came into this game with the statistics not showing a clear winner. Everton had only won 2 of their last 8 games at Goodison Park whilst QPR were yet to win on the road, becoming only the 2nd team, the other being Bolton Wanderers in the 95/96 season, in Premier League history to lose their opening 7 away matches. After losing both last weekend in the Premier League and midweek in the Europa League Roberto Martinez was hoping …
Everton v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Everton v Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Everton will return to Goodison Park for Wednesday night's fixture where they host Hull City, after a couple of away games in Wolfsburg and London. The Toffees will be determined to make amends at home, after the narrow 2-1 loss at Tottenham and pick up some much needed points to close the gap on the Champions League places. That away defeat put an end to their five game unbeaten streak and with the side currently placed tenth in the league …
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