Matchday One: Five Most Impressive Premier League Debutants

Matchday One: Five Most Impressive Premier League Debutants

The Premier League exercised its spending power this summer, and not just the teams you would expect; the rise of the British pound and the league's TV deal has given mid-table teams impressive resources as well, allowing them to poach talent from Europe's other top leagues. Here are five debutants who were exceptional in their first Premier League match for their new club. *Note: Cabaye considered a "Premier League debutant" despite having played in England before because he signed from overseas. …
Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend with every side dreaming of having a great season. Norwich are back in the top flight after a season away and are coming up against a side who they will look at for inspiration with Crystal Palace beginning to secure themselves as a Premier League side. The opening weekend is very important for all sides, especially those trying to stay afloat of the bottom three as losing can become a habit. It's cliched to …
Newcastle v Stoke – Betting Preview

Newcastle v Stoke – Betting Preview

Has Alan Pardew's Job Become Untenable?

Has Alan Pardew's Job Become Untenable?

Alan Pardew has been under intense pressure at Newcastle since Yohan Cabaye departed at the start of the year and he is now starting to look like a dead man walking, with many considering it only a matter of time until he is given his marching orders. Although many fans feel he should have been sacked in the aftermath of the Southampton match, it looks like he will be given the Hull match at home, at least. That could prove …
Paul Pogba v Nigeria | Player Performance Analysis FIFA World Cup 2014

Paul Pogba v Nigeria | Player Performance Analysis FIFA World Cup 2014

The French World Cup winning team of 1998 are the inspiration for this current France side, with Les Blues manager Didier Deschamps leading his team to the quarter finals of the World Cup, like he had done 16 years ago as a player in Lens. That '98 France side consisted of great players like Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps and Patrick Vieira. The 2014 side have an array of talent, young and old, throughout the …
France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

Didier Deschamps men get their World Cup campaign underway against Luis Fernando Suarez's Honduras on Sunday, with this French side surprisingly promising, it could raise expectations - although there is little pressure for Deschamps, with this team looking for tournament experience for EURO 2016, especially in youngsters like Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Mamadou Sakho. France will miss two of their best players, primarily for different reasons - Franck Ribery due to injury; Samir Nasri to his unstable influence …
What Is Going Wrong At Newcastle United?

What Is Going Wrong At Newcastle United?

While it's only a minor crisis on Tyneside, the situation at the club remains a worry with an owner lacking of ambition, a manager who doesn't know his best eleven and a set of players devoid of inspiration and desire. The club have still had a good season up to now as they lie in 9th place with a higher finish still a possibility, but events over the last month have killed any optimism that Newcastle fans had. Many expect …
Why isn't David Moyes Targeting Yohan Cabaye?

Why isn't David Moyes Targeting Yohan Cabaye?

Manchester United have needed a central midfielder for years, and while they have tried to bring players in, they each have failed to make that position their own. Anderson, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Tom Cleverley, Marouane Fellaini and Kleberson have all attempted to fill the void left by Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, but all have failed spectacularly. The position must be giving Moyes nightmares, especially after wasting £27.5m on Fellaini. The former Everton manager needs to prove himself to the Old …
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