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Author Archives: Andrew Bishara

Why a Luis Suarez Transfer Is Best For Arsenal and Liverpool

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“If Arsenal want the player, then they have to produce the value for the player,” Brendan Rodgers said. “There was an offer two weeks ago of £35m. Two weeks later it is now £40m and £1 – I don’t think … Continue reading

Memorable Moments from the 2012-13 Premier League Season

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Now that the Premier League season has come to a close, it’s time for a retrospective look at events from the 2012-13 season. In my opinion, it hasn’t been an exhilarating season by any means, with the title race a … Continue reading

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5 Changes Andre Villas-Boas Needs to Make at Tottenham Hotspur

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Despite prolonged negotations, Andre Villas-Boas is now the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Replacing Harry Redknapp, Villas-Boas has plenty of work ahead of him. Here are 5 things AVB needs to do: 1. Get the players onboard One thing, AVB … Continue reading

Is Arsene Wenger Changing His Ways After Signings Of Giroud and Podolski?

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He’d been linked to Bayern Munich, the Champions League Finalists twice over the last three years, over the last few months. Instead he’s found himself at the Emirates. Last season’s Ligue 1 top goal scorer, with a Ligue 1 championship … Continue reading

Robin Van Persie, Tribute to PFA’s Player of the Season

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Well, its official: Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has been named the PFA (Players’ Football Association) Player of the Season. The Dutchman received the award ahead of fellow stars Wayne Rooney, Scott Parker and the Manchester City trio of David … Continue reading

Nominees for 2011-12 PFA Player of the Year Award; Evaluating Who Should Win

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Earlier this week, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) announced the six players nominated for their Player of the Year award. There are some surprises and there are some no-brainers. But who deserves to wear the crown for the best player … Continue reading

5 Leading Candidates for the Chelsea Manager Job

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Last week Jose Mourinho was in London house shopping. Days later Andre Villas-Boas gets the sack. Was it a planned coup? Is Mourinho returning to the club where he made his name? He apparently doesn’t like Spain, nor the Spanish … Continue reading

Roberto Mancini Matters, Not the Millions of Manchester City

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They say you can buy a team of champions, but not a championship team. The consensus is that Manchester City, currently two points clear of their rivals Manchester United, is that if they do claim the Premier League, they would … Continue reading

4 Managerial Candidates to Replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

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After a miserable week, Arsene Wenger’s future at the club has never looked more unsecure. The tide is turning for the once untouchable Wenger with the rallying of fans, critics and players going against Arsenal’s greatest manager. Fans have voiced … Continue reading

Andre Villa-Boas Enters Crunch Period at Chelsea

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Amid a torrid run of form, player backlash and the famed “backing” of a trigger happy owner, the following month could be make or break for Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas Every manager goes through it. A run of important fixtures … Continue reading

Wenger’s Reluctant Transfer Business Might Prove Costly for Arsenal this Season

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Arsene Wenger isn’t known for dabbling in the winter transfer window. In fact he deems that it should be “scrapped”. History though tells us another thing. Over the past couple of seasons, Arsenal has entered the winter transfer window needing … Continue reading

4 Things Learned from Man City vs Spurs and Arsenal vs Man United

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Two nil down to City, most teams would have bitten the dust and collapse, but Spurs showed an undying belief to fight back. This isn’t the Spurs team of years ago; this is Redknapp’s team, full of hard running and … Continue reading

All-Star Premier League Team So Far This Season (2011-12)

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It’s been scintillating six months of English football. We’ve had blow outs (8-2, 5-3, and 6-1 between some big guns) and some stunning individual performances (numerous hat-tricks and goal line saves). With half a season to go, it’s time to … Continue reading

Top 5 Premier League Transfers So Far This Season

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No5.  Charlie Adam (Blackpool to Liverpool – £7 million) The midfielder who was so good that Sir Alex Ferguson said his corners alone cost £10 million. A stellar year at relegated Blackpool earned the Scotsman a move to the Merseyside … Continue reading

4 Things We Learned from the Manchester Clubs in the Champions League

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1. Manchester City will benefit from this experience Regardless of the wealth spent on this team, this is City’s first outing in the Champions League. Only a handful of players in the squad have participated before in Europe’s elite competition. This … Continue reading

Four Things We Learned from Chelsea and Valencia

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1. Drogba is still the man for Chelsea Andre Villas-Boas’ (AVB) arrival meant Chelsea were going for a new look this season – in players and style. Youth would be the key; the oldies would be slowly ousted out and … Continue reading

My Picks for England’s Euro 2012 23-Man Squad

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With one more friendly match to play, Fabio Capello has to decide on whom to take on his 23 man squad to Euro 2012. And with several questions to answer, including whether to take the suspended Wayne Rooney or should John Terry still be captain … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger Has Finally Learned His Lesson

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It seemed for so long that Arsene Wenger just didn’t seem to know what was wrong with his Arsenal team. For the past six seasons, it was clearly obvious to fans and viewers that Arsenal had no Plan B to their attacking … Continue reading