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Author Archives: Alistair Hendrie

Sturridge Has To Step Up In Place Of Drogba

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

The top four heavyweights in the Premier League are all immense forces it has to be said, but they are most tested when without their talisman. Look at Liverpool without Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard, and how Arsenal have at … Continue reading

Blossoming Bellamy Excelled Under Hughes

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

He has a record of 1 goal in every 3 games and has captained his country in a career spanning over a decade and eight different clubs, but this season Manchester City finally brought the very best out of Craig … Continue reading

Should Managers Be Forced To Shake Hands?

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

After Mark Hughes’ Manchester City side produced a 3-0 victory Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Carling Cup quarter-finals last night, Hughes was found looking unsuccessfully for his counterpart Wenger before the traditional post-match shake of hands. Wenger of course is … Continue reading

Bruce’s Masterplan Downs Big Guns Again

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

Like a lower league side strutting their stuff in the latter rounds of the FA Cup, Steve Bruce is transforming his Sunderland side into one of the biggest upset merchants in the Premiership. The Black Cats’ latest scalp was a … Continue reading

Poetic Justice As Drogba Has Last Laugh Against United

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba is a man who has a beautiful ability to make headlines, be it good or bad. This weekend, he was the victim of a shocking tackle, no, make that assault from Manchester United’s Johnny Evans. He then … Continue reading

Premier League Catches Up With “Big Four”

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

Just two months into the 2009-2010 season, the “big four” of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have lost 10 matches combined. Compare that with 18 matches lost by the league’s elite combined in the entirety of last season, and … Continue reading

Zola and Pearce Can Nurture Unpolished Gem

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Stuart Pearce’s England U21 squad for last Friday’s European U21 Championship qualifier against Macedonia included players from towns such as Essex, Doncaster and Basingstoke; so it was ironic that a man born in Jamaica, the island nation in the Greater … Continue reading

Martinez’s Wigan Steal Weekend’s Headlines

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Roberto Martinez is a man who worked wonders with Swansea City in his two seasons at the club, leading them to League One glory in 2007-2008 and then guiding the Welsh side to an unexpected 8th place finish last season … Continue reading

England Fringe Strikers Scoring For Fun Before World Cup

Posted on by Alistair Hendrie

Fabio Capello has always been consistent with his selections, and in four of England’s last five matches, it has been Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Aston Villa’s Emile Heskey who have been England’s starting marksman and both can be considered … Continue reading

Are Madrid and City’s Millions Good Or Bad For The Game?

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If you told a hardened rugby or cricket aficionado that Real Madrid and Manchester City had spent around £340m between them this Summer, they would tell you the old cliché that football is just about money and big egos as … Continue reading