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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.

What Should Happen To Manchester City’s Financial Fair Play Fine?

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Following Manchester City‘s protracted battle with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations it came to light yesterday that following an agreement between clubs and European football’s governing body, the money brought in from Manchester City’s fine would be distributed amongst clubs … Continue reading

How Will The Premier League’s New Signings Fare This Weekend?

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With the international break nearing its conclusion we can now turn our attention back to the Premier League, which resumes this weekend with Arsenal hosting champions Manchester City early on Saturday. With the transfer deadline seeing numerous high profile moves … Continue reading

England’s Midfield Still Unbalanced Despite Important Victory In Basel

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In what is likely to be England’s most important game of the qualification process, Roy Hodgson’s side overcame what has been a week of building pressure to take away a hugely important 2-0 victory over Switzerland in Basel as the … Continue reading

Winners of the 2014 Summer Transfer Window

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1. Chelsea Players In Diego Costa-£32million Cesc Fabregas-£30million Filipe Luis-£15.8million Loic Remy-£10.5million Mario Pasalic-£3million Didier Drogba-Free Transfer Players Out David Luiz-£50million Romelu Lukaku-£28million Demba Ba-£4.7million Frank Lampard-Free Transfer Ashley Cole-Free Transfer Chelsea have had what can only be described as … Continue reading

Losers Of The 2014 Summer Transfer Window

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1. Real Madrid Players In James Rodriguez-£63million Toni Kroos-£27million Keylor Navas-£9million Javier Hernandez-Loan Players Out Angel di Maria-£59.7million Alvaro Morata-£17million Xabi Alonso-£9million Nuri Sahin-£6million Casemiro-Loan Diego Lopez-Free Transfer It seems rather difficult to say a team who have just signed … Continue reading

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