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Author Archives: Chris Winterburn

About Chris Winterburn

@Chriswin4 on Twitter. A freelance football writer for hire. Indulges in all forms of the beautiful game from the Premier League to the Copa Libertadores. Always up for a discussion on football in general or something I have written myself.

Burnley vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United head into what Louis van Gaal has labelled a ‘derby match’ with Burnley on the cards next up. Sean Dyche’s side hope to recreate the heroics of the 2009 team which defeated United 1-0 on their last visit … Continue reading

Managing Mario Balotelli Will Be a Tough Test For Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers

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Despite claiming on August 3rd that Liverpool would not be signing Mario Balotelli, Brendan Rodgers has signed the mercurial Italian to his forward line, in a major signing for the Liverpool club. There had been worries about Liverpool’s transfer business … Continue reading

Vincent Tan Delivers Revenge On Malky Mackay to Scupper Move to Crystal Palace

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Less than 24 hours ago, Malky Mackay looked set for a return to Premier League management with Crystal Palace following his acrimonious departure from Cardiff City last December. However the offer has now been taken off the table following the … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Agrees Deal to Sign United Target Mehdi Benatia, Says Report

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In a transfer saga that has taken multiple turns thus far this summer, it appears as if we are closer to knowing the future of AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia with French newspaper L’Equipe suggesting an agreement had been reached … Continue reading

Besiktas vs Arsenal Preview: UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st Leg

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For the second successive year, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side travel to Turkey hoping to clinch a place in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage with Slaven Bilic’s Besiktas the Gunners’ final obstacle. Arsenal do however have some significant fitness issues … Continue reading

Where Your Favourite Club Should Be In The English Football Pyramid

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If you were to consider the history of your club in the post-World War II years until the end of last season, which league would your favorite team be placed in? If you’re a supporter of Manchester United, Everton or … Continue reading

Sunderland 2014/15 Season Preview: Poyet Continues to Reshape His Team

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Gustavo Poyet performed a minor miracle in guiding Sunderland to Premier League safety last season following the disastrous start to the campaign under the stewardship of Paolo Di Canio. The Uruguayan coach urged Sunderland supporters to persevere with the team … Continue reading

Newcastle United 2014/15 Season Preview: Sense of Optimism Returns to St James’ Park

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Newcastle United endured another difficult campaign last term with supporters becoming increasingly frustrated at both the ownership of the club and the performances of manager Alan Pardew. The final straw appeared to be the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris … Continue reading

Aston Villa 2014/15 Season Preview: Lack of Buyer Casts Dark Shadow Over Club

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Aston Villa head into a Premier League season with expectations at a record low. Following an announcement that the club was for sale at the end of last season, there has been little to no movement on that front with … Continue reading

Manchester City 2014-15 Season Preview: Champions Face Unsure Season

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Manchester City has enjoyed a rather calm pre-season despite the Financial Fair Play regulations placed upon them by UEFA, which has limited the club’s spending. Rather like Manchester United did under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester City has looked at weaknesses … Continue reading

2014/15 Premier League TV Schedule For Viewers in the UK

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While Americans can revel in having every single Premier League game shown live, we Brits have a lot fewer games that are available on television (and Internet). In the UK, television rights for matches are split between Sky Sports and … Continue reading

FA Community Shield Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester City

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Arsene Wenger leads Arsenal to Wembley once again this weekend as the FA Cup winners take on the Premier League champions, Manchester City, in the traditional curtain raiser of the top-flight English season (Sunday, 9.30am ET on FOX Sports 1). … Continue reading

Manchester United Interested In Signing Thomas Vermaelen, Admits Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger this morning rolled back the years in a press-conference filled with dry humor ahead of Arsenal’s return to Wembley for the annual domestic curtain raiser as the FA Cup winners take on the Premier League champions Manchester City … Continue reading

Germany Will Look to Use the Flanks in Order to Overcome France

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Germany booked their quarter-final place at this summer’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over an outstanding Algeria side following extra-time. With the toll of extra-time expected to have an impact on Germany’s fitness, Joachim Löw’s side are being rather … Continue reading

Brazil vs Chile Preview: Underdogs Attempt to Knock Out World Cup Hosts

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In the first of the Round of 16 World Cup matches, hosts Brazil meet their exciting South American counterparts Chile in Belo Horizonte. Chile, labeled as potential dark horses prior to the tournament, have done little to dispel that notion … Continue reading

How Alejandro Sabella’s Changes Bode Well For Argentina

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Alejandro Sabella

Argentina began their World Cup campaign in a rather unique atmosphere at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro Sunday evening with a 2-1 win against Bosnia. The partisan Argentine crowd was mixed with pockets of Bosnian supporters as well as … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea Team Are On Precipice of Achieving Greater Success

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I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jose Mourinho’s post-match despair following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland was not born out of the fact the result had just about handed the ascendency in the title race … Continue reading

Olivier Giroud Continues to Show His Worth to Arsenal But Does He Get the Credit He Deserves?

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The curious case of Olivier Giroud is one which has intrigued followers of English football both on the inside and outside of Arsenal Football Club for the past two seasons. The Frenchman has scored twenty goals in all competitions this … Continue reading