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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.

talkSPORT plans to launch second radio station; What soccer fans can expect

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Popular UK-based sports radio station talkSPORT is planning on expanding its coverage with the launch of a second sports channel. talkSPORT has confirmed it is involved in one of the bids for a new UK digital radio license. Ofcom, the UK government-approved regulatory … Continue reading

Bundesliga considering schedule changes to compete with Premier League

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Despite the public display of opposition to the television model used by the Premier League by supporters of FC Bayern Munich this past weekend (see below), it now appears that the German Bundesliga is contemplating a scheduling change to compete with England’s top … Continue reading

English giants Liverpool set to tour Australia in July 2015

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Liverpool Football Club have today announced that the club will take its annual pre-season tour to Australia this summer with matches set in July in both Adelaide and Brisbane, which is the Reds’ very first visits to each of these … Continue reading

What is Manchester United’s best starting XI and formation?

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Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Cambridge United of League 2 was the latest in a string of disappointing performances which have plagued Louis van Gaal’s team since the Christmas period. Fans are outwardly displaying their discontent at Van Gaal’s use … Continue reading

Andrei Kanchelskis says Manchester United won’t win a title in 10 years with Louis van Gaal

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In a report published by the Manchester Evening News, former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis blasted Louis van Gaal and his style of football and even went as far to suggest the Premier League title will not return to Old … Continue reading

Jermain Defoe Will Help Keep Sunderland in the Premier League

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The deal to take Jermain Defoe to Sunderland in exchange for Jozy Altidore is nearing completion with the agreement of terms that will take Altidore to Toronto the only thing holding up official confirmation from the Wearside club. Defoe is … Continue reading

Identifying Areas Where Manchester United Need to Strengthen In Transfer Window

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With Manchester City’s £25million signing of Wilfried Bony now complete, the transfer window is finally beginning to excite as we head into the month’s 15th day. Many expected Manchester United to be up there with the busiest of teams this … Continue reading

Vincent Tan Backtracks And Gives Cardiff Fans What They Want: Blue Home Shirts

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Ever since Vincent Tan took control of Cardiff City in 2010, the club has been embroiled in several high-profile cases of intrigue including the shock dismissal of Malky Mackay with the club in the Premier League, then the resulting fallout … Continue reading

Go Back In Time to See What English Soccer Was Like In the 1960s [VIDEO]

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If you ever wanted to see how different the game of soccer is on and off the field compared to yesteryear, the following video (entitled Saturday Fever from The Rank Organization) is a prime example. Featuring footage of Tottenham against Manchester … Continue reading

Why Signing Andrej Kramaric Could Keep Leicester City in the Premier League

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It appears we are now awaiting only official confirmation from Leicester City that the club have completed the signing of highly rated 23-year-old forward Andrej Kramaric from Croatian club Rijeka, following various reports that he has signed a deal with … Continue reading

Angel di Maria Return Can Help Louis Van Gaal in More Ways Than One

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Despite a laboured performance in parts, Manchester United will come away from the trip to Huish Park on Sunday buoyed not just by the result but also the return of the club’s superstar, club record signing Angel Di Maria who … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Sack Alan Irvine After 1 Win in Last 9 Games

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Alan Irvine’s near 7 month long spell in charge at West Bromwich Albion has reached its ugly end, and in truth it always did seem destined to end this way given the completely left-field nature of the appointment by chairman Jeremy Peace … Continue reading

Analyzing the Top 5 Managerial Appointments of 2014

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2014 has seen a whole host of managerial comings and goings despite the Premier League having a rather uncharacteristically quiet first half of the 2014-15 campaign in that regard. That being said, here are the top five managerial appointments of … Continue reading

Analyzing The Top 5 Signings of 2014

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With 2014 now approaching its climax, it is time to assess the signings who have excelled after making a move in 2014. Not every signing will be a hit, as we have seen with great regularity in the Premier League … Continue reading

U.S International Jozy Altidore Continues to Disappoint at Sunderland

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If anything was to sum up Jozy Altidore’s one-and-a-half year spell with Sunderland then it is the embarrassing moment when the United States forward failed to connect with the ball just yards away from an open goal against West Ham … Continue reading

Player Ratings: AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2

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Manchester City secured their spot in the last sixteen of this season’s UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory away from home at the Stadio Olimpico this evening as AS Roma failed to make best use of their home advantage, … Continue reading

Player Ratings: Southampton 1 Manchester United 2

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In a match between two teams managed by Dutchmen, Manchester United took the spoils as Robin van Persie’s brace took United to a rather fortuitous win in a match littered with errors from both sides. Southampton Fraser Forster – 4 … Continue reading

Looking at Louis van Gaal’s Transfer Plans For January And Next Summer

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Manchester United finally appear to have shaken off the lingering cobwebs from Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and have begun to find form on a regular basis with Louis van Gaal’s side recording four straight league victories for the first time … Continue reading